Many of our patients are continually calling about skin tags. Although they are not painful they can be bothersome.
Skin tags are small flaps of tissue that hang off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often on women, especially with weight gain, and on elderly people.
Skin tags can appear smooth or irregular, and may attach to the skin by a short, narrow stalk called a "peduncle." Doctors don't know for certain what causes tags, but skin rubbing against skin may play a role, since the growths usually occur among skin folds - in the armpits, neck and groin, and sometimes on eyelids.
Occasionally, skin tags will go away over time and with no treatment. However, more often than not, a skin tag will stay on the skin and it may grow slowly over time. Therefore, the skin specialists at Azul Medspa offer a treatment plan to remove skin tags.
Cherry tags are also a major concern with many patients. Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They're also known as senile angiomas (an abnormal growth produced by the dilatation or new formation of blood vessels). They're usually found on people aged thirty and older. The collection of small blood vessels inside a cherry angioma gives them a reddish appearance.
Both of these tags are treated with the same treatment system known as Pellevé™. Pellevé™ delivers constant, gradual energy to the skin, causing heat to build up where the skin and fat layer come together. The increasing heat modifies the skin tags deep inside the skin, causing them to contract and stimulating the growth of new collagen over time.
Pellevé™ doesn't require anesthesia or skin cooling. The overall result is a noticeable improvement in skin quality and appearance with minimal side effects and recovery time.*
During the procedure a protective gel is applied to the skin. Patients say they feel a deep warming sensation when areas are being treated with the Pellevé™ hand piece.* No anesthetic is used, so you will act as a guide to describe the depth of the sensation as the hand piece moves across your face or body.
Treatment time for facial treatments varies. Because no anesthesia is used and any swelling is minor, there is no downtime.*
Many people see the result right away after just one treatment, with lasting improvement for up to six months as the skin produces new collagen.* Additional treatments may improve results. During you personalized consultation your professional will develop a customized treatment plan for you.
Medical studies have proven that Pellevé™ is a safe and effective way to handle skin tags. The side effects and discomfort are minimal, and no drugs or anesthetics are used during the procedure.*
Pellevé™ is virtually painless and requires no recovery time, so it fits easily into busy schedules and can provide lasting improvement up to six months.*
If you are suffering with skin tags and cherry tags we recommend you contact our office and set up an appointment to see if our treatment plan is right for you. Call our office today to schedule your consultation. Contact us online or call 915-317-5212.
*Results may vary. Consult with the staff at Azul Medspa to see if you are a candidate.