At one time or another, most people develop an annoying skin tag. These can be anywhere on the body, but most commonly on the neck, armpits, around the groin area, or around the breasts. They’re irritating, they can affect your self-esteem, but the good news? They’re entirely harmless.
A skin tag is basically a small growth, which is completely benign, and often looks a little like a wart. It can grow anywhere up to around 5cm, and often hangs down, with the same colour as your skin tone.
From the phrase ‘hang down’ and the size they can grow up to, you can imagine why many people who develop a skin tag simply don’t want to have to put up with it any longer. A skin tag, especially if visible, can damage confidence, and can often become the source of obsession, even though most other people won’t notice it. Of course, depending upon where the skin tag is, it may also catch on clothing, which could cause pain and even a little bleeding from time to time.
If you currently have a skin tag and you’re keen to get it removed, the good news is that the procedure is quick, easy, and pain-free. Here at Trifecta Med Spa NYC, we offer the CryoPen treatment, which waves goodbye to skin tags, along with other similar complaints, within a blink of an eye!
What is CryoPen?
CryoPen can be used to treat not only skin tags, but also warts, verrucae, cherry angioma, milia, seborrheic keratosis, and also pigmented spots. The treatment is very fast and safe, lasting only for around 30 seconds. You can easily fit this treatment into a lunch hour, and be back at work straight afterwards! We know that people in New York live busy lives, so why wait around?
The treatment itself uses a method called cryotherapy, which effectively freezes the skin tag (or other imperfection), breaking down the fibres and cutting off the blood supply to the skin tag. It will then die away, and fall off, leaving you free of the annoyance you’ve had to put up with for so long.
You don’t have to worry about scarring; after the skin tag has fallen off, there will be no lasting scar to remember your experience by! You also don’t need to worry about pain, and there is also no added anaesthesia risk either. All you may feel is a slight sting and possibly a little itching for a very short while afterwards - that’s it!
All in all, the CryoPen treatment is a great, safe, and very effective way to get rid of skin imperfections, within the quickest time possible.
How Can I be Sure it is a Skin Tag?
If you are unsure of what the lesion actually is, e.g. if you’re worried about it, then all it takes is a quick visit to your doctor’s office. A skin tag is completely benign, i.e. there are no cancerous features involved, and it is simply an annoyance, rather than a health problem. A skin tag won’t continue to grow, it won’t change colour or become granular, and it will not hurt, bleed regularly, or cause itching. If you notice any of these symptoms, this could be a sign of something else, which needs to be assessed urgently.
If you’re currently living with the annoyance of a skin tag, and you’re ready to get rid of it for good, give us a call today and enquire about the CryoPen treatment.