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SKIN TAG REMOVAL

What is SKIN TAG REMOVAL?

Skin tags, or acrochordons, are small, soft skin growths that, while usually benign and harmless, can be frustrating to deal with. Some of them go unnoticed and naturally, painlessly fall off, but they can be noticeable and require extra help to remove.

Skin tags commonly occur on the underarms, eyelids, groin folds, the base of the neck, and under the breasts. They range in appearance, but are commonly smooth or slightly wrinkled, and can be slightly browner than the flesh or otherwise irregular in color. Some skin tags hang from the skin.

Our team offers a variety of skin tag removal options, such as:

  • Removing with scissors

  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen

  • Burning​

For your comfort, appropriate anesthesia can be used during treatment depending on the size of the skin tag as well as what you want.

Am I a good candidate?

A consultation with our team in San Ramon, Ca, is the best way to determine if you could benefit from either of these removal procedures. They will be able to give you feedback about your skincare concerns as well as determine which of these removal methods is best for you and your goals.

It is important to remember that results will vary with all procedures.

How Does Laser Skin Tag Removal Work?

Most removals can now be done in an outpatient facility. Doctors will use a mild anesthetic or numbing agent on your skin to keep the treatment from being at all painful. The lasers will work to burn skin tags off your body. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds.

Removal Takes Under 20 Minutes

 

Depending on where your skin tags are located, and how many you have, treatments will take just 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll be alert the whole time, without having to endure the actual effects of the laser on your skin.

People often consider laser treatment when the skin tag has a small stalk. It’s the ‘go-to’ option for skin tags that are harder to treat, or in places that can feel impossible to remove. Because the laser also helps to cauterize the area, you won’t experience any bleeding.

  • Will I look overdone?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a techniquesensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
  • Does the treatment hurt?
    Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
  • How long does treatment take?
    The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
  • What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
    Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
  • What is the Most Important Information I Should Know About BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic: ​ • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months. •Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. ​ There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines or both at the same time. ​ BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. ​ BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
  • What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic is prescription medicine a medical professional injects into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
  • Who Should Not Use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
    Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are: allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic such as botulinum toxin type A and human serum albumin; had an allergic reaction to another botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
  • What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?
    Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Tell your doctor if you have or have had bleeding issues; plan to or have had surgery; have forehead muscle weakness such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; or any changes to your face. ​ Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breast feed. It is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby or if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.
  • What Are Common Side Effects?
    The most common side effects include temporary injection site pain; weakening of adjacent facial muscles; drooping eyelids; swelling eyelids; and headache. Other side effects, while less common, have been reported including blurred vision, double vision and allergic reactions (itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feeling faint).
  • What Should I tell My Doctor About Medicines and Vitamins I Take?
    Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past. Tell your doctor if you have received an injection with another botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®. Be sure your doctor knows which product you received. ​ Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and supplements you take including: vitamins and herbal products; recent antibiotic injections; anticholinergics; muscle relaxants; allergy or cold medicine; sleep medicine; aspirin-like products; and blood thinners. Ask your doctor if you are not sure whether your medicine is listed above.
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