Skin tags are made of collagen and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They are usually found in the folds of the skin, armpits, groin, thighs, eyelids, neck or under the breasts. Causes of skin tags skin tags occur when extra cells grow in the top layers of the skin. They are common, painless benign growths connected to the skin by a small, thin stalk called a peduncle.
Diathermy is the best treatment method for removing skin tags this treatment that uses a very fine needle to prick the skin and then an ultrarapid radiofrequency current is passed through the area which is heated and sealed to completely eliminate them.
Treatment Pricing and Packages
Additional $25 for numbing cream
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS DIATHERMY?
Diathermy or thermocoagulation is a treatment that uses a very fine needle to prick the skin and then an ultrarapid radiofrequency current is passed through the area which is heated and sealed. This precision technique is used to coagulate certain superficial cutaneous imperfections like skin tags, moles, and veins, in order to minimize their appearance or to completely eliminate them.
HOW DOES DIATHERMY WORK?
An ultrarapid radiofrequency current is passed through the area which is heated and sealed. This precision technique is used to coagulate certain superficial cutaneous imperfections.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE PRE AND POST TREATMENT?
For treating Moles we require a doctors note stating this treatment is suitable and the mole of concern is a normal begnin growth.
We always recommend the daily use of SPF 30 sunscreen to prevent the skin becoming sun damaged. Please apply at least once every two hours when out in the sun to prevent post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
1-2 treatments is all that is needed depending on what we are treating and the size of the area.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
This treatment isnt painful but can be uncomfortable, some may request a topical anesthetic which we apply for 15 minutes prior to the treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY TREATMENT?
We clean the area to be treated and apply a topical anaesthetic for 15 minutes.
The treatment takes 5-15 minutes where you will see a significant improvement in their imperfection if not a total eradication.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
It is normal for veins to look as though they have reappeared, this is normal our body will remove these vessels naturaly through the lypmphatic system like a bruise. The healing process can take 10-28 days to complete.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
You may experience some redness to the area treated and may experience some tenderness.