Skin Tags and Warts Removal

What is a skin tag?

A skin tag is a benign (non-cancerous) soft area of skin that hangs off the body. Technically a tumor, skin tags are made up of collagen fibers, capillaries, lymphatic vessels, a core of ducts, fat cells, nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis.

What causes skin tags?

  • Being overweight;
  • Heredity;
  • Friction of skin against skin;
  • Too much sugar in the blood;
  • High levels of cholesterol;

(i.e.  All those at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease).

How to get rid of skin tags?

A skin tag is removed by disconnecting the blood supply quickly and efficiently without anesthesia.

Larger growths may require local anesthesia.

How are skin tags removed?

Burned off using light electrical current (cauterization) is an effective treatment.

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Warts

What is a wart and what causes it?

A wart is a growth of skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus which enters the body usually in an area of broken skin.  The virus causes the layer of skin on top to grow quickly, thus forming a wart.  The dark spots seen in a wart are tiny blood vessels that supply the wart with blood.

Where do they grow?

Warts can grow on any part of the body.  Common warts often grow on the hands, but can grow virtually anywhere.  Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet and can be painful because it is a pressure point.

Is it contagious?

Yes.  HPV can spread to another part of your body by merely touching that area; or you can share personal items like towels, razors, etc. and infect someone else.  Although usually painless, it is an aggressive virus that takes months to appear after being infected and, if left untreated, months to disappear.

At Nell Clinic, warts are successfully removed using Laser technology of the highest standard.