Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Discover flawless skin with our expert skin tag removal services at BioCell Clinic. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards smooth, clear skin.


Understanding Skin Tags and the Need for Removal

Skin tags, medically known as fibroepithelial polyps or acrochordons, are common, benign skin-colored growths that resemble a small, soft balloon on a slender stalk. They are harmless and can vary in number from one to hundreds, with both males and females equally prone to developing them. Obesity is often associated with the development of skin tags.

Unlike warts, which have an irregular surface and are almost entirely caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), skin tags are usually smooth and not commonly associated with HPV. Skin tags should not be confused with moles (dermal nevus), which are different types of skin growths.

Cosmetic reasons are the most common reason for skin tag removal. Or when the skin growth or skin tags are repeatedly irritated, for example, by the collar or by shaving or in the groin, or sometimes, they may become snagged by clothing, jewelry, pets, or seat belts, causing pain, bleeding or discomfort.

Common Areas for Skin Tags and Reasons for Removal

Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the body covered by skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits.

Other common body areas for the development of skin tags include the eyelids, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), buttock folds, and groin folds.

Tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or clothing.

Safe and Effective Skin Tag Removal at BioCell Clinic

At BioCell Clinic of Aesthetic Medicine in Lagos, our expert dermatologist uses electrocoagulation, a safe and effective method for removing skin tags, warts, and moles (dermal nevus). This method involves cauterizing the skin growth with high-frequency current, performed under local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience.


Procedure: What to Expect

  • The procedure of electrocoagulation always takes place under local anesthesia.
  • The skin is pre-treated with antiseptic.
  • Loop coagulator is applied to the skin growth and electric current is applied locally.
  • There is happening a thermal damage of tags/warts tissues which leads to the death of the damaged skin cells.
  • Due to the high temperature (80 C) cauterization is also happening to blood vessels, so there is no bleeding!
  • After the procedure you will be left with the firm crust.
  • Beneath this crust a process of tissue healing and cells regeneration happening and then this crust subsequently disappears without forming scars. It is very important to not scratch or try to remove that crust, before it falls by it self.
  • Electrocoagulation prevents the re-occurrence of warts and their further spread through the body.

Advantages and Considerations

Electrocoagulation for skin tag removal is highly regarded for its quickness, minimal pain, easy wound healing, and lack of scarring, making it a popular choice. It’s suitable for all types of benign skin growths, and patients often leave positive reviews due to these advantages.

Does medical insurance cover skin tag removal?

It’s important to note that many insurance carriers classify skin tag removal as a cosmetic procedure, making it a self-pay treatment. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider for more details.

At BioCell Clinic, we ensure that skin tag removal is conducted with the utmost care and professionalism, providing you with safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing results.

Schedule your consultation now to explore your skin tag removal options and achieve clear, smooth skin with our expert care.

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