Skin Tags: Benign Bothers

Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are common harmless growths that hang off the skin. These flesh-colored or brownish growths are made up of skin tissue that has grown in an abnormal pattern so that it protrudes from the surrounding skin. Skin tags are not a health problem. They usually don’t cause discomfort unless they get nicked during shaving or rubbed excessively by clothing. However, patients may find these tags unsightly – especially if they are large, numerous, or located on a visible area of the body or face.

If you have a bothersome skin tag, call Christi Stowers at Lotus Med Spa Anti-Aging & Skin Care Center to get it removed. The procedure is painless, and you will be able to check this off your to-do list. Lotus Med Spa offers many other treatments and skin care products. You may want to have a refreshing facial treatment while you are there for skin tag removal. ME time is good for your soul. Christi Stowers is the top Aesthetician in the Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming area.

What Causes Skin Tags?

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Middle age
  • Friction from clothing
  • Patients with a metabolic syndrome or diabetics due to Insulin Resistance
  • Viruses

Skin Tag Removal

Treatment time takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Christi Stowers uses a special device to remove skin tags cosmetically without leaving noticeable scars. The procedure is done under local anesthesia at Lotus Med Spa Anti-Aging & Skin Care Center and does not require preoperative preparation. Cryotherapy (freezing) is used by some practitioners but this method can cause hypopigmentation of the skin.

Aftercare

There is no downtime associated with skin tag removal; however, the treatment area will dry out and crust over for several days. Do not pick, peel or pull the area of treatment and let it heal on its own.  Within a few weeks, the skin will fall off and the treated area will return to normal skin quality.


Contact Christi Stowers for skin tag removal and other medical-grade treatments and learn more about aesthetic procedures that can make you look and feel younger.  Patients come from Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and Cumming to enjoy the Lotus Spa Spa experience.