Skin Tag Removal
Skin Tag Removal with Radiosurgery*
If you're wondering what a skin tag is, then you probably don't have them. Those who are affected by skin tags, especially large numbers of them, are often a bit self-conscious about wearing skin-bearing clothes. Skin tags are those tiny pearl or seed-like moles that appear to hang off of the skin and look as though they could be easily removed but in fact, are quite firmly attached to the skin's surface. Whereas a mole is connected to the skin by its entire surface, a skin tag is attached only superficially by a tiny point at its base. As we get older, we may notice a growing abundance of skin tags, particularly on the face, neck, chest and arms.
Skin Tags, also known as cutaneous skin tags, fibroepithelial polyps or acrochordons, are usually benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. These growths that are usually small are very common in people older than 30 and are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin or clothes and shaving. These tags are generally located on the neck, armpits, trunk, body folds, and other areas. They are generally flesh colored (occasionally darker). They stick out of the skin and may have a short narrow stalk connecting to the skin surface. They are usually harmless and painless however they may be irritated from rubbing on clothing or other materials.
Dr. Khan uses the radiosurgery method to successfully remove skin tags, leaving no visible scars.
Skin tag procedure:
The lesion/skin tag is first prepped with isopropyl alcohol, injected with a small amount of lidocaine 2% (anesthetic), and then painlessly removed using a radio-surgery electrode*. During the procedure, the treated area is cauterized as the lesion is being removed. This means that the treated area is free of bleeding and therefore ready to be prepped with a triple antibiotic ointment and a band-aid immediately afterwards.
After the procedure, patients are asked to keep the treated area clean and free of contaminants until the wound has scabbed over. This post-procedure maintenance is done by simply cleaning the wound with mild soap and water, applying the triple antibiotic ointment (supplied by us), and a band-aid 1-2 times a day for 2 to 4 days. Typically, patients see new skin after a week which is usually pink in color. The new skin then gradually starts to match the surrounding skin in days to weeks.
*results can vary based on individual conditions
What is Radiosurgery?
Radiowave is a technology used to treat a variety of soft tissue conditions, from the skin to deeper tissues. The treatment of warts, moles, and other skin growth takes only a few minutes with this technology. Dr. Khan specializes in removal of lesions (moles, skin tags, warts, papules, brown spots, solar keratoses and other growths) on the face and body. The techniques he uses are particularly useful for facial growths as there is no scarring and the healing period is short.
what areas are most suitable to perform Radiosurgery?
Radiosurgery effectively removes outgrowths present on any part of your body: Face: The technique is particularly useful for facial growths and acne spots as there is no scarring and the healing period is short. Armpits / Breasts / Neck / Groin: The technique is often used to remove skin tags under the armpits or breasts, around the V-line of neck, and in the groin. Arms / Legs / Back: It removes brown spots, solar keratoses, and other growths