Skin tags are harmless, non-cancerous, fleshy, skin growths that are usually small and brown or flesh-colored. They are commonly seen in warm, moist areas; such as, around the neck creases, underarms, chest and groin.
Skin tags are often found around the eyes and on eyelids. Skin tag development can be hereditary and are common for people who are overweight or obese, diabetic or pregnant. They are also more likely to develop as we age. Skin tags are removed very quickly and easily with minimal to no scarring. It is recommended to see a professional rather than attempt at-home removal as scarring or infection may develop when using “at home” skin tag removal kits.
As well, home remedies for wart removal may have disappointing or problematic results. These liquids, tapes, and creams that most often contain salicylic acid are usually purchased over the counter.
Unfortunately, about 90% of our patients are those who have had a disappointing experience with the wart removal home remedies. Some found that they simply didn’t work, and some received unsightly scarring. Prescribed medications aim to remove warts by disrupting or destroying the wart cells, but they also kill normal cells in the process, so caution should be exercised especially when treating children and expectant mothers. Risks also include scarring or contamination caused by improper use.
Moles, Warts, Skin Tags
Wart, mole and skin tag removal are some of the common dermatologic treatments performed at New Age Medical Clinic in Oakville. Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are typically small, rough, and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They may have a raised appearance, but can also be dark, flat and smooth. We can remove them much quicker than any of the home kits which usually don’t even work in the end.
Results may vary depending on the individual and patient’s health history. While some of our patients had great results, results are not the same for everyone.