When you scroll through social media or flip through the pages of a magazine, what are many of the models and celebrities promoting? Flawless skin. And there’s a good reason for it. Having healthy, glowing skin can give you a huge confidence boost.
Unfortunately, everything from psoriasis to skin tags can make you feel self-conscious in the skin you’re in.
Dr. Divina Averilla at Love Your Body Medical Spa knows how detrimental skin issues big and small can be to your mental and emotional health. That’s why she offers the best aesthetic treatments to help you feel confident in your healthy, beautiful skin.
Here’s what you should know about skin tags and how we can treat them.
FAQs about skin tags
You know they’re annoying and a blemish on your overall look, but what else do you know about skin tags? Here are some of the questions we get most often.
What causes skin tags?
Skin tags tend to show up in the places where your skin folds naturally or experiences friction, like your eyelids, armpits, groin, thigh, neck, and under the breasts. Some health conditions like human papillomavirus (HPV) and insulin resistance might also play a role in the development of skin tags.
Are skin tags a health threat?
Skin tags, while frustrating, are benign and not a health concern. They can, however, become irritated if they rub against your clothing, jewelry, and other skin.
Skin tags are made up of blood vessels and collagen surrounded by a layer of skin. They typically grow to be around 2 millimeters in size. Even though they’re only a threat to your cosmetic goals, it’s best to have Dr. Averilla evaluate your skin tags, as they can closely resemble some moles and warts that could be cancerous.
Who’s at risk for skin tags?
Anyone can get skin tags, but there are a few factors that increase your risk, including being overweight, being pregnant, and having a family history of skin tags.
No matter why you have skin tags, there’s a way to get rid of them for good.
Getting rid of your skin tags
Though the internet is full of DIY and at-home skin tag removal methods, it’s never a good idea to try to remove them yourself. Instead, opt for Dr. Averilla’s expertise and her advanced radiofrequency (RF) treatments.
RF treatments are safe, outpatient procedures that use the power of radiofrequency energy to remove your skin tags.
The energy passes through a handheld device and gently eliminates the skin tag. Depending on your needs and the size and location of your skin tag, Dr. Averilla can use fine needles, wire loops, or scalpel blades attached to electrodes.
In about an hour, you can have your skin tags removed with no downtime. You may notice swelling, bruising, and tenderness right after treatment, but these side effects are typically mild and temporary. After 3-5 days, your skin heals and you can see flawless skin.
If you’re ready to live life in skin you can be confident in, request an appointment online or over the phone at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office today.