What are skin tags?
One treatment Casa Beauty-Tampines always get enquiries is how to remove skin tags in Singapore. Skin tags are an irritating but common type of skin growth that looks like small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour (flesh-toned colours) and size (from a few millimetres to 5mm wide).
Skin tags are found on the neck, eyelids, underarms, under the buttocks’ folds, around the groin area, or under the breasts. They are harmless and don’t usually grow or change, and don’t cause any pain or discomfort. Skin tags are generally smooth and soft, knobbly and hang off the skin, but not contagious.
What are the causes?
There are a few health factors that can cause skin tags to develop. They consist of loose collagen fibres (a protein found throughout the body) and blood vessels surrounded by the skin. Both genders can develop skin tags. However, they are more likely to happen to older people and people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes. Also, pregnant women may be more likely to develop skin tags as their hormones levels change and increase. Interestingly, there are people who develop them for no apparent reason, and have no clue how to remove skin tags Singapore.
Where are they found?
Skin tags typically grow in the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself, causing friction, commonly on the neck, armpits, inner thigh or groin area. That is why they tend to affect primarily overweight people who have excess folds of skin and a more extensive skin friction area.
How can this affect you?
Skin tags don’t require any medical attention. However, these growths can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance or get caught on your clothing or jewellery and bleed. On the brighter side, there are professional treatments to help remove skin tags.
Read on to find out more about Skin tags removal in Singapore
Skin tag removal in Singapore
– Do not try to remove a skin tag by forcefully pulling it off, which can cause an infection or, worse, trigger an enormous growth. It is highly recommended to consider making an appointment with either a doctor or a qualified beautician to remove it safely.
Skin tags removal in Singapore at Casa Beauty is normally done with a facial as we need the skin to be thoroughly cleansed and prep for the treatment.
Laser or Cryotherapy
– They can easily be burnt or frozen off with the procedure called Cryotherapy. Cryosurgery treatment uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill skin tags, making sure they do not appear or grow again. The cold quick-freeze temperature kills the cells within the skin tag, blocking the blood supply to the area and causing it to fall off naturally. However, it can cause minor irritation and temporary skin discolouration. Lasers are only performed by medical doctors.
Electric Current Removal
A treatment carried out with a safe and straightforward topical anaesthetic and is relatively painless. The skin tag is carefully zapped away using a professional-grade beauty machine and removed entirely, leaving only a tiny white or pink scar in its place. There can be a risk of minor bleeding. The same can also be done on milia seeds, warts and imbed whiteheads.
Things to look out about skin tag removal in Singapore.
– Never attempt to remove large skin tags yourself because they will bleed heavily, causing irritation, scarring and even infection. It is not medically recommended.
– After removal, keep the area clean and do not contaminate by touching it.
– Sometimes, skin tags can fall off on their own if the tissue has twisted and died from a lack of blood supply. Gentle and mild body exfoliation can support this.
– We do not recommend over-the-counter creams that claim to be able to remove skin tags or milia seeds. They are messy to use and, most of the time, do not have any results.
Skin Tags Removal- Precautions+Before and After
Please do not attempt to remove skin tags if one is on warfarin or any blood thinner medication. Please check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions you are concerned about.
Before Skin Tag Removal:
1. Refrain from alcohol before the procedure.
2. Please arrived slightly earlier than the appointed time to cool down nicely before our therapist cleanses and numbs the treatment area.
3. Dress appropriately, we recommend loose clothes, front button tops and roomy pants. Avoid turtle neck if the treatment area is the neck area.
After Removing Skin Tags :
1. Aftercare is simple; bathing is ok on the same evening. Cool water is better than hot water.
2. Keep the treated area clean and dry, and apply the recovery cream.
3. Scabs usually form within 48 hours and will fall off naturally within a week.
Usually, one procedure will clear the skin tag, wart, milia seed or deep-set white heads. A touch-up session might be needed during the follow-up session.
Remove Skin Tags Singapore – FAQs
How much does it cost to remove a skin tag in Singapore?
The cost of skin tags and milia removal in Singapore is variable. Depending on the size and quantity of skin tags, the skin tag removal procedure will cost about $80 for the initial consultation and between 300 and 500 per skin tag removal by fractional laser. Casa Beauty-Tampines offers skin tag removal by electrolysis starting from $10, which is much cheaper than medical procedures.
How do you get rid of skin tags in Singapore?
Professionals in Singapore use different methods to remove skin tags, like cryotherapy, electrosurgery, and electrolysis. We have heard of people cutting off their skin tags with scissors or the old wives’ tale of tying hair tightly around the skin tag. Some opt to purchase topical skin tag removal creams from Watsons or over the counter. An aesthetic doctor may be an excellent option to laser off skin tags, but it can be very costly. Casa Beauty removes skin tags from roots with the process of electrolysis, and they never grow again. Skin tag removal service is safe, quick and affordable at Casa Beauty Tampines.
Can I remove skin tags at a GP clinic?
Yes, you can book an appointment with a privately practising GP to get your skin tags removed. A GP might usually use the scalpel to remove skin tags. Skin tags can also be burnt or frozen off like warts. They can also be surgically removed, sometimes using local anaesthesia.
Why am I getting skin tags?
Skin tags occur when extra cells grow in the top layers of the skin. They tend to develop when the skin rubs against itself, so they are more common in people who are overweight and therefore have folds of skin. They grow both in men and women and are more common in older people and people with type 2 diabetes.
What is the best treatment for skin tag removal?
The best treatment for skin tag removal is electrolysis. In this process, the expert first cleanses the affected area and then does exfoliation. After exfoliation, the expert applies topical anaesthesia and removes the skin tag with the help of an electric probe. This process is almost painless; one might feel a little stinging sensation. Casa Beauty Tampines offers the service of skin tag removal through electrolysis at an affordable price.
Why do I get skin tags?
Skin tags typically happen to people above 40 years old due to hormonal changes. Usually, skin tags form due to friction between skin surfaces, i.e. when skin rubs on the skin. Common areas where skin tags appear are; the neck, upper chest, underarms, breasts, groins, and eyelids, though they can appear anywhere on your skin. Skin tags often start as small, skin-coloured bumps. They may stay small and go unnoticed, get bigger and continue to be painless, or become more prominent and become irritated due to friction or pressure.
Do skin tag removal plasters work?
Some skin tag removal plasters help to remove skin tags, but sometimes they don’t work, especially on large skin tags. Usually, there is medication on the plaster, which helps to cut off the bloodstream connected with the skin tag. The application stays on the skin tag for a few days. Once the skin tag withers, it drops off.
What is the most effective treatment for skin tags?
The BEST way to properly remove skin tags is by visiting a dermatologist or other expert professional. Skin tags are easily irritated and can bleed, leaving scars if not removed properly. They can be removed differently, but at Casa Beauty Tampines, our experts will use electrolysis to remove skin tags. It’s a fast and safe procedure for skin tag removal. It is also a comfortable process as we use an anaesthesia cream after cleansing.
Is there a cream for skin tags?
Yes, creams that claim to remove skin tags are available in the market, but the results from these creams are not promising. It takes a long time, can be messy and stains the clothes. However, after trying different creams and OTC treatments, people eventually visit the salon for skin tag removal. One safe option for skin tag removal in Singapore is electrolysis at Casa Beauty Tampines.
What happens after freezing the skin tag?
A liquid nitrogen freezing treatment; is effective for removing skin tags by freezing and killing the skin cells in the growth and allowing the skin tag to fall off over time. Freezing the skin tags can cause irritation and temporary skin discolouration. Sometimes the skin tag may not fall off without further treatment. In such cases, surgical removal becomes the last option.
How does Singapore remove moles?
People in Singapore use multiple methods to remove moles, like surgical excision, laser surgery, cryotherapy and shave excision. At Casa Beauty Tampines, we use electrolysis to get rid of moles. This method is safe and economical as well. On the other hand, you need a fortune to get rid of your moles if you visit an aesthetic doctor.
How does Colgate remove skin tags?
It is a myth that Colgate can remove skin tags. You need an expert to remove skin tags. Trying different remedies on your skin tag may irritate your skin. Electrolysis is an effective procedure to remove skin tags. You can avail of this service at Casa Beauty Tampines at an affordable price.