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Skin Tag & Mole Removal

Skin Tag & Mole Removal Treatment in Brampton

Skin tag and mole removal treatment is one of most commonly requested services at medical aesthetic clinics. Men and women of all ages can effectively remove unwanted skin tags and moles with the help of our clinic in Brampton. Here’s what you need to know. 

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags, known as acrochordons, are small, raised growths of skin found across the neck, torso, and folds of skin. These harmless growths are asymptomatic and rarely result in malignancies. They can cause discomfort or pain if clothes or jewellery rub onto the growth. 

What Are Moles?

Moles, medically referred to as a melanocytic nevus, can be simply described as a skin growth of cells with pronounced pigmentation. Most moles appear brown but can also be blue, black, red, and skin-coloured. While moles are typically harmless, sun exposure can cause further growth, requiring examination by a dermatologist. 

Who Gets Skin Tags and Moles?

Moles and skin tags are a skin issue for men, women, and children. These growths do not discriminate among race, culture, or DNA as even animals can also have moles. Skin tags are more prominent for those who are overweight, have a darker skin tone, or have increased hormone levels as seen in pregnancy. 

What Causes Skin Tags & Moles?

Moles are very common and often begin to form in early childhood. There are some cases of a mole developing during fetal development, known as congenital moles. Environmental factors such as overexposure to the sun can promote mole development. 

While it has been noted that there is no direct cause for skin tag growth and both men and women are susceptible to skin tag development, one study suggests these growths are related to other health conditions such as genetics, obesity, and diabetes. Since skin tags consist of collagen and blood vessels, a leading cause of skin tags is from friction within skin folds on the body. 

Home Remedies for Skin Tags

Minor skin tags can be treated at home with simple everyday household products. Small growths will fall off naturally by using products to dry out the surrounding tissues. Concerning or large skin tags require intervention by a professional skincare specialist. 

  • Tea Tree Oil

As a skin tag reacts to antifungal and antiviral properties, tea tree oil can be used to remove the growth if diluted. Soak a cotton ball with the tea tree oil combination before covering the skin tag with a bandage overnight. Continue this treatment until the growth falls off. 

  • Banana Peel

Did you know banana peels hold amazing antioxidant properties to help dry out the skin tag itself? Wrap the peel around the skin tag and secure with a bandage overnight. Repeat until the skin tag eventually falls off. 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar holds acidity properties that break down the tissues of the skin tag. Using a cotton ball soaked with apple cider vinegar placed on the skin tag, wrap with a bandage for up to 30 minutes. Wash the area and repeat daily for 10 days or until the skin tag falls off. 

  • Garlic

Crushing the garlic into small pieces before placing it directly onto the skin tag can help reduce the inflammation. Cover the area with a bandage, repeating the steps daily after a thorough wash. The skin tag will eventually shrink and disappear. 

  • Vitamin E

As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E is often used as a home remedy for skin tags. The liquid form of Vitamin E is placed directly on the growth to dry it out and have it fall off naturally. This treatment will take several attempts before a satisfied outcome. 

Professional Treatment Options for Skin Tags & Moles

With a mole or skin tag removal in Brampton, seeking professional help can reduce the risk of damaging the surrounding skin cells and prevent infection. There are several treatments performed in most medical aesthetic clinics.

Depending on the severity of the mole or skin tag, and the service available at the skincare centre, “cutting” of the skin tag or “shaving off” the mole may occur. Surgical handling of a deep mole may be required to target the connected skin cells. 

Another treatment may be freezing the mole or skin tag. By using liquid nitrogen, the skincare specialist can easily remove the raised mark. This therapy usually sees a small blister form which quickly disappears within the first few days after treatment. 

A treatment that may be used in more skin tag conditions than moles is burning the targeted area with an electric current of a laser treatment. Moles tend to require several sessions.

Skin Tag & Mole Removal Aftercare Tips 

Removal of a skin tag or mole is a minor procedure that does require specialized after-care and possible follow-up appointment(s) with the skincare specialist. The targeted area of the skin requires proper cleaning and protection from possible infection and to allow the skin to heal. 

Are There Any Side Effects?

With professional treatment to remove skin tags or moles, there are few side effects to be concerned about. Depending on the treatment, there can be slight skin discolouration, minor bleeding, or bruising. Follow-up treatments are important in some cases to prevent any permanent scarring. 

Book an Appointment at Heart Lake Aesthetics for Skin Tag & Mole Removal

For skin tag or mole removal in Brampton, contact the skincare specialists at Heart Lake Aesthetics. We provide various skincare treatments and therapies including minor procedures like mole and skin tag removal. 

Our highly trained aestheticians uses only state-of-the-art technology to perform safe and effective treatments for all of your skin issues. All of our medically cosmetic procedures focus on enhancing the health of your skin. 

Call us today for a consultation for resurfacing, body tightening, PRP therapy, Botox, dermal fillers, or mole and skin tag removal. 

Heart Lake Aesthetics

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