About Mole Removal
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A skin tag is a small outgrowth of skin that can sometimes be confused with a wart or beauty mark. Be careful with off-the-shelf solutions! At PHP Aesthetic, our skin tag treatments are performed by experienced practitioners; results are immediate since the skin tag is cauterised on the spot. The process is safe and there are no side effects.
SKIN TAG REMOVAL AT PHP AESTHETIC
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A skin tag is a small outgrowth of skin, sometimes flesh-coloured and sometimes pigmented. It can appear anywhere on the body, but is most often found in areas where the skin folds—on the eyelids, neck, underarms, bikini line and under the breasts. Because it can be difficult to distinguish a skin tag from a wart, beauty mark or potentially dangerous mole, it’s recommended to consult us and not attempt to remove it yourself.
At PHP Aesthetic, we remove skin tags using a process called cauterisation. Dr Philippe will examine the skin tag and then remove it using an instrument Plasmage. The treatment lasts up to 45 minutes and requires no recovery time. The skin tag is removed. Most of the resulting scars will fade well with time and can become inconspicuous. Some scars, however, can remain visible. Surgical excision is performed under local anesthesia, right in the clinic. The procedure can be performed on the same day as the consultation. There is no pain during the procedure and usually only mild discomfort afterwards. While the surgical procedure is sometimes covered by private insurance the latter does not cover the cost of the local anesthesia, which is billed to the patient.
A cyst is a benign closed pocket of tissue filled with fluid or sebum (oil and skin debris). Cysts are caused by clogged pores or oil glands or foreign objects like earrings. They can appear anywhere on the body, but are typically found on the face, neck and trunk. They may feel similar to a large pea under the surface of the skin, but some cysts are painful.
Although nearly all cysts are benign, they can be unsightly and some of them can become infected, forming an abscess. Some cysts can interfere with function or become tender. Unwanted cysts can be removed by surgical excision, in a similar fashion to what is described above for moles.
Soothe and hydrate
Following your treatment, we may recommend complementary care products adapted to your skin. Most often recommended is B recovery, which can help soothe your skin in the unlikely event you experience any discomfort after the treatment.