Skin tags are harmless growths on the skin. They can develop on numerous parts of the body, but usually appear on folds of skin that rub together and create friction. The eyelids especially, are a very common place for skin tags to develop.
We know, a person is more likely to develop skin tags around and after the age of 40, however, the exact cause is still unknown. Pregnant women are also prone to skin tags but normally disappear after giving birth.
Skin tags are harmless, however growth on the eyelids may cause irritation, obstruction of vision or alter facial appearance. Removal of skin tags must be done by a dermatologist, as self removed tags tend to cause scarring, eye infection, bleeding and even vision damage. Our office in La Jolla, CA specializes in skin tag removal with an emphasis on minimum scarring. Give us a call today to schedule your eyelid skin tag removal appointment: (858) 750-9312
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The techniques used for skin tag removal by medical professionals are as follows:
- Ligation is performed by tying off the base of the skin tag and allowing the skin tag to fall off naturally within a couple weeks.
- Surgery is performed using a scalpel or medical grade scissors to remove the skin tag after numbing the skin first.
- Electrocautery is performed by burning the base of the skin tag allowing the tag to fall off while simultaneously helping to control bleeding.
- Cryotherapy is performed by using a cotton swab or a pair of tweezers soaked in liquid nitrogen which is applied to the skin tag to freeze it off. This may take a couple weeks for the tag to fall off naturally.
During the procedures we take great care in offering all approved methods of removing skin tags and specializes in removing skin tags from delicate eyelids. During the procedures we take great care to minimize scarring and only use medical grade surgical tools to ensure a quick healing process.
After the chosen procedure, the area may be slightly tender or sore. During the procedures we take great care in , we used local anesthetics during the procedures to reduce discomfort and pain. Once the procedure is complete, a bandage will be placed over the eye for protection and to prevent irritation from the elements. Mole Removal San Diego takes pride in ensuring you have all you need to minimize scarring after the procedure is complete with instructions and anti-scarring products to further ensure a recovery with minimal scarring when healed completely.
Depending on the size and location, further treatments may be required. During the procedures we take great care in , will always be available for consultations on old or new skin tags on the eyelids or anywhere else on the skin.
Skin tags on the eyelids can cause self-esteem and confidence decline, visual impairment and discomfort or simply increase stress levels. For the most part skin tags are harmless, however, eyelid skin tags can be bothersome and unflattering cosmetically. Mole Removal San Diego will gladly take the time to consult with clients regarding their eyelid skin tags and their many options available. Give us a call today to schedule your eyelid skin tag removal appointment: (858) 750-9312