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What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small, flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are very common and harmless.
Skin tags can vary in size from a few millimetres up to 5 cm wide. They are most commonly found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, under the breasts and on the eyelids.
Who is affected by skin tags?
Anyone can be affected by skin tags, however they are most common in older people, people with diabetes and people who are pregnant.
What causes skin tags?
They are usually formed when skin rubs against skin or clothing. This also explains why they tend to affect overweight people or younger children who have excess fold of skin or skin chafing. Pregnant women may also be more likely to develop skin tags due to changes in their hormone levels.
Can skin tags be removed?
Skin tags can be easily removed from all over the body, including the face, arms, legs and neck using advanced electrolysis.
How does advanced electrolysis work?
Advanced electrolysis involves sending an electric current down a thin needle to destroy the targeted cells to remove the blemish.
Does advanced electrolysis hurt?
We recommend you apply a topical anaesthetic cream thickly, covered with a plaster one hour prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort during the treatment. Such creams are available from any chemist or pharmacy, such as Emla or Amitop.
Are there any side effects from the treatment?
There is no recovery time as such from advanced electrolysis; you can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the particular skin condition being treated and the size of it, you can expect some post treatment discomfort and scabbing as the area heals.
If the area being treated is on your face, you may wish to plan treatment around social events if you do not wish to attend them before post-treatment healing has completed.
Is there any danger of infection?
Any instrument used in contact with the skin is disposed of after each use. This is especially important with the needle and the needle holder. All areas are sterilised, at least twice, with a specialised skin and instrument disinfectant.
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