Skin Tags / Anal Skin Tags / Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)
Skin Tags FAQ
How Can You Prevent Or Treat Skin Tags?
Skin tags can be prevented through detailed diet planning and regular exercise. This is because skin tags are most common in skin folds caused by weight gain. If you want to avoid skin tags forming under skin folds, keep them dry and free of moisture throughout the day to avoid friction. Also, make sure not to wear jewellery made of metals that your skin might be allergic to.
Skin tags can be removed surgically via freezing or burning by a aesthetic practitioner or professional skincare clinician. They can also be removed surgically under local anaesthetic. However, if they’re small skin tags, they can be removed at home. By tightening floss or string around a narrow-based skin tag, you can cut off the circulation to the skin tag with little to no bleeding. This only works on narrow-based skin tags though, and should not be attempted on larger ones. Always consult a aesthetic practitioner or expert before trying to remove a skin tag yourself.
Are Skin Tags Dangerous?
Skin tags are rarely dangerous but could be an underlying sign of health problems such as weight gain or diabetes.
How Is Skin Tag Removal Done?
Skin tag removal is usually a surgical procedure that uses a scalpel, leaving a small scar in its place. Alternatively, you can use cryotherapy, which applies the liquid nitrogen to the affected area and freezes the skin tag.
What Skin Tag Treatments Are Available?
When getting your skin tag removed with Cosmetic Perfection, our solution uses laser technology to break down the skin tags cells. This is a quick, easy and highly effective way to get rid of your skin tag for good.
Will Skin Tags Grow Back After Being Removed?
Skin tags will very rarely grow back in the same place but could grow back in the same general area of the body. This is due to their growing between folds of skin and in areas of the body where friction often occurs.
Are there any side effects after using skin tag treatment?
Our skin clinic in Manchester tries to avoid side effects on your procedure, but you might find that after our laser treatment, a small scar develops in the affected area.
What Causes Skin Tags? How do skin tags develop?
Skin tags develop due to friction on the skin. The melanin cells in the skin rub together and form benign growths in these areas.
Are there any pre or post-care tips for Skin tag removal treatment?
Make sure to wash your skin tag before removal. After it has been removed, you may want to rinse the area with soap and water, or instead use petroleum jelly or a non-stick plaster to protect the affected area.
Does the treatment cause pain or discomfort during skin tag removal?
As with any surgical procedure, there might be some pain and scarring after the removal of the skin tag. The quick and easy process may sting, as with any procedure involving the removal of skin, however, we try to minimise the pain as much as possible.
If I have more than one skin tag, can I treat them all at once?
You can book a single session with Cosmetic Perfection to remove any and all skin tags in the same treatment.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)
What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)?
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a benign epidermal growth that is pigmented or skin coloured lesion which Delores on the face and neck. It normally happens to individuals with darker skin tone with a Fitzpatrick Skin types lll to Vl.
What causes Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)?
It is unknown the exact cause of DPN, the lesions mainly appear on the face and neck which are more exposed to sunlight which is possible link between UV rays exposure and DPN.
How do you treat Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN)?
DPN lesions are benign which can be removed with very precise probe by emitting heat with our technology to dry up and remove the DPN, the treatment is quick and an instant removal. DPN lesions may increase in numbers and size with age. To slow down the DPN from spreading we would recommend a high SPF factor suncream daily. There may be some discomfort when removing the DPN’s for the first few days and vaseline ointment should be applied to the areas until the area treated has completely healed. Patients are advised not to remove or pick any scabs until your skin has granulated and healed naturally.
What does Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) Look Like?
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) is a harmless condition where dark raise spots appear on the face or neck. The bumps caused by DPN are black or brawn and can be mistaken for moles, they are smooth, round and can lie flat against your skin. You will know that you have got DPN after bumps appear and do not disappear, you will get more bumps the older the get. the bumps will not cause any side effects or symptoms. They measure between 1mm to 5mm in diameter.