Skin Tags Treatment in Hyderabad
Skin tags are painless and non-harmful growths on the skin that are found on armpits, breasts, eyelids, etc. They are smooth or can be irregular in appearance. Skin tags are common in both men and women and they mostly develop after the age of 50. They mostly develop in the areas where your skin folds, but they can also develop in any location of the body.
Skin tags remain unnoticed until they are rubbed or scratched. For some people, they get removed painlessly by falling off.
Causes of Skin Tags
The exact reasons for skin tags are unknown. Friction is a reason for skin tags and they occur where the skin gets folded. Skin tags are formed by blood vessels and collagen that get deposited in the thicker layers of the skin. Some studies have shown that human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor for skin tags. It has contributed to around 50% of the skin tags.
People with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes also develop skin tags as they cannot absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Skin tags may also develop in pregnant women and they disappear after the childbirth. In some cases, having several skin tags can be a sign of hormonal imbalance.
When Should I Visit a Doctor for Skin Tags?
Other skin conditions such as moles may also look like skin tags, but they are different from skin tags. Some of the moles can be cancerous and hence is important to get your skin tags evaluated by a doctor. A dermatologist can identify skin tags by looking at them. No medical tests are required for skin tags diagnosis. If your doctor suspects any problem, they will conduct a skin biopsy to determine if it is cancerous.
What are the Different Treatment Options for Skin Tags?
Though skin tags are not harmful, many people feel irritated when they are rubbed against jewellery or clothing. Hence many people prefer to remove them using several methods. If the skin tags are large, they cause more irritation and people can go for skin tags removal treatment. If skin tags on the face or arms are removed, shaving becomes easier and that is why people wish to get rid of skin tags.
Skin tags can be removed using over-the-counter medications. Using medications can make skin tags fall off within 10 days. But it is important to seek medical advice before using medications. Medications may not be a permanent solution for skin tags.
A doctor may also remove large skin tags using surgical procedures such as the following:
- Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy or cryosurgery uses a probe that has liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag.
- Surgical removal: In this method, the skin tag is removed either by using scissors or a scalpel.
- Electrosurgery: It is also called as cauterization where the skin tag is burnt off using electrical energy or electrolysis.
- Ligation: The ligation procedure first stops the blood supply to the skin tags and then it is removed by tying it to a surgical thread.
- Excision: Excision is the process of removing a skin tag using a scalpel.
The above-mentioned skin tags should be removed only by a dermatologist or a specialized skin doctor. Skin tags removal comes under cosmetic treatment and hence insurance will not work for this treatment.
Apart from these procedures, skin tags can also be removed with home remedies. But home remedies are not safe as they can cause scars, infection, bleeding, and can damage the skin surrounding a skin tag. Therefore, it is advised to get your skin tags removed by a dermatologist.
Are Skin Tags Causing Irritation? Visit IRA Radiance Skin and Hair Clinic Today
If you have large skin tags and is looking for a clinic to remove your skin tags, visit IRA Radiance Skin and Hair Clinic immediately. Dr Nikhil Reddy and Dr Raghu Ram Reddy are highly experienced at treating various types of skin problems and you can count on them for skin tags. Do not let your skin tags bother you and book an appointment with one of our doctors now.