Mole and Skin Tag Removal
At VS MedSpa, we use the latest in Radio Frequency machines for skin tag removal and mole removal without stitches and bleeding!
Radio Frequency (RF) technology is a minimally-invasive way to remove moles, warts, skin tags and other so called “lumps and bumps”. RF involves the passage of radio waves into the skin to perform the removal or reshaping of a lesion. Different types of electrodes are used depending on the type of lesion, (e.g. fine needle, wire loop, scalpel blade etc.) RF treatment can cut and coagulate simultaneously without any need for applying pressure. This procedure has gained importance since it is easy to perform. Bleeding is minimal and so is downtime. Radio Frequency is practically free of side effects and complications.
If you have any questions about skin tag or mole removal, speak with one of our friendly booking consultants by calling (647) 352-7373 and they can answer any questions you might have.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin. They are usually found on the neck, armpit, or under the breasts. Skin tags are formed when loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body. Skin tags tend to grow in the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself, such as on the neck, armpits or groin. This is why they tend to affect overweight people who have excess folds of skin and skin chafing. Skin tags are harmless and don’t usually cause pain or discomfort. However, you may consider having skin tag removal if skin tags are affecting your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed.
What areas can be treated?
Face, Armpits, Breasts, Neck, Back, Leg and Bikini – these are common sites of fleshy growths called skin tags. Radio Frequency technique is often used for skin tag removal under the armpits and under the breasts and in the V of the neck.
SKIN TAG REMOVAL before and after photos
How does RADIO FREQUENCY work?
RF works on the principle of using tissue as resistance against high-frequency radio waves delivered at low temperatures. When a high-frequency wave passes through, the tissue resists its passage, thereby creating heat. This heat increases the inner pressure within the mass of tissue by taking the intracellular water to way above boiling point. The increased pressure makes cell walls break, creating the cutting effect.
As the water in the intracellular tissue vaporises, the heat spreads, coagulating tissue proteins, which in turn brings about haemostasis or stoppage of blood flow, without actually having to burn the tissue as is generally required during such surgery. A variety of electrodes are used depending on the type of lesion, e.g. fine needle, wire loop or scalpel blade, among others.
How long does Radiofrequency treatment take to heal?
Radiofrequency will leave a small graze, about the same size as the destroyed raised spot that has just been removed.
This graze should be kept covered and sealed until it has completely healed over with normal skin for optimal cosmetic results. The idea here is that we do not allow the area to dry out and scab, as this might result in a less favourable cosmetic outcome. Typically, a lesion takes around one week to heal on the face, and up to two weeks elsewhere.
Usually the cosmetic results are excellent, and it is often impossible to tell where the original site was. However, it is possible, though rare, for a treated area to heal with a depression or slightly paler or darker than the surrounding skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Radiofrequency skin tag removal permanent?
Generally, Radiofrequency results in the permanent removal of a mole or raised spot. However, on rare occasions, an innocent raised spot can start to grow back in the weeks following treatment. If this occurs, you should return for follow-up assessment. The specialist may choose to do another radiofrequency treatment.
What to expect during Radiofrequency skin tag removal?
Traditional Radiofrequency devices cut skin tissue by passing an electric current through the patient and using the electrode tip (a platinum wire) to provide resistance, effectively causing high temperature heating of the electrode tip and excessive lateral (surrounding) tissue damage. With radiofrequency, only the growth/mole/tag on the skin is removed, after local anaesthesia, which is injected with a very thin needle under the growth itself. Immediately after the treatment, a wound is formed at the n location of the growth. This wound does not bleed and it is of the same size as the removed growth. Subsequently a scab is formed, and after 7-10 days, a fresh layer of skin forms which in time acquires the same colour as the surrounding skin.
What causes skin tags?
The common skin growth called a skin tag, or acrochordon, usually develops in folds of skin and causes little to no harm. … Some studies show an association between skin tags and low-risk forms of of human papilloma virus (HPV), so those viruses may help cause the growths.
What is the difference between skin tags and moles?
Moles are skin growths made up of cells that produce colour (pigment). A mole can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem. They most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds.
What is the difference between radiofrequency skin tag removal and laser incision?
Many studies have shown radiofrequency surgery to be superior to scalpel incisions and comparable to laser incision. It is also superior to shave excision with a scalpel, as RF causes significantly less thermal damage compared to electrode cautery that is typically used to stop any bleeding associated with a shave excision, resulting in much better scarring.