Mole,Warts, skin tags and other so called ‘lumps and bumps’ can be both upsetting to look at and cause social and psychological unease for those whose face is blighted by such growths. With increases in the occurrence of skin cancers we are well advised to seek professional, medical advice about any growths which appear over night or change dramatically in appearance. Thankfully though, most growths are benign and harmless, and removal is often quick and simple with reassuring cosmetic results.The term Radiosurgery is quite confusing in medicine as the term actually refers to two different surgical modalities. It is worth taking the time to look at the differences between the two to make sure there is no confusion.
The first radiosurgery (Stereotactic Radiotherapy)
is a medical procedure which allows non-invasive treatment of benign and
malignant conditions as well as vascular malformations by means of directed
beams of ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays. This form of radiosurgery was
first developed in Sweden in 1949 to irradiate brain tumour lesions.The second
type of radiosurgery (Radiofrequency or Radiowave surgery) is the cutting of
tissues using a high frequency alternate current. This surgical modality is very
different from traditional electrosurgery and other forms of electrocautery as
it can simultaneously cut and coagulate tissues without applying any
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are a common, benign condition that consists of a bit of skin that projects from the surrounding skin. Medical terms for skin tags include acrochordon and cutaneous papilloma. Skin tags may be smooth or irregular, flesh colored or more deeply pigmented, and simply raised above the surrounding skin or connected to the skin by a narrow stalk (a peduncle) so that the skin tag hangs from the skin. They commonly appear around the eyelids, neck, groin, underarms, and under the breasts. They are usually painless, but may become irritated and itch.
How are Skin Tags removed?
Depending on the size of the skin tags, they may be shaved off with a scalpel or scissors, or removed with hyfrecation (destroying the tag with small electrical pulses). An antibacterial ointment is applied and the site is covered with a small bandage. Alternate methods of removal not used at Skin Care By Design include cryosurgery (freezing with liquid nitrogen) and tying off the tag with a thread or suture to cut off the blood supply.
What results can you expect?
Once removed, skin tags will not grow back. However, most people who have skin tags will develop more of them as time progresses and the new skin tags may develop in the same area from which the original growths were removed.