Skin Tag & Wart Removal

Skin Tag Removal and Wart Removal, Victoria B.C.

Acne is a condition that often requires a multi-faceted approach to get under control. Incorporating a healthy diet and staying hydrated are as important as medical grade supportive skin care products, periodic chemical peels and a diligent skincare routine. Exfoliating facials and chemical peels can also be used in conjunction with laser acne treatment to prevent future breakouts, reduce the severity of the break outs and to calm the inflammation. The chemical peels work to loosen and separate the dead skin cells from the surface. The laser heats the skin to expel the excess sebum from the pores, and destroys the bacteria within the skin.

Treat your acne, fade out your acne scarring and restore your skin to a smoother, brighter, healthier complexion.

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What are Skin Tags?

Acrochordons, otherwise known as skin tags are harmless growths of excess skin that can grow anywhere on your body. Their cause is unknown. They tend to form in areas where there is more friction or where the skin folds and creases like the neck, underarms, groin, under breasts or on eyelids. If you are overweight, pregnant or have excess loose skin you are likely more prone to developing skin tags. You also have a higher risk if you have diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, human papilloma virus, an imbalance of sex hormones, or a blood relative who also has skin tags.
Skintags can be the same colour as your skin, or a darker tan colour and can even take on a greyish hue. Some can be fairly flat and fixed to the skin while some can extend or dangle from a stalk. Often they can be irritating when wearing necklaces or when clothing rubs on them which can cause them to bleed or become tender.

Before and After Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal Options in Victoria, B.C.

Many people opt to remove their skintags as they are a nuisance and aesthetically displeasing. Traditional removal methods like liquid nitrogen, electrocauterization or cutting can often leave scarring. Laser skin tag removal has grown in popularity because even though it may take a few treatments, there is much less chance of scarring.

Laser Skin Tags Removal, Therapy, & Treatment

Laser skin tag removal is an FDA and Health Canada approved treatment that targets the skin tag at the roots. We use the Leutronic Clarity to remove skin tags. The heat from the laser beam creates microscopic wounds in the skin tag that neutralize the defective cells that cause the excess skin growth while triggering a healing process in the skin. Depending on the size of the skin tag a few treatments may be necessary to achieve best results. As the skin heals the skin tags shrink and disappear. Skin tags typically do not regrow if treated to completion. It is however, possible to grow new skin tags, especially if you are already prone to them. With laser skin tag removal there is little to no risk of scarring as with traditional methods.

Don’t let your skin tags frustrate you any longer. Choose laser treatment for flawless skin and less risk of scarring.

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What are Warts?

Warts are a type of skin infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of the skin causing it to grow very fast which forms a wart. The virus enters the skin through a perforation or cut. Warts often resolve on their own but sometimes can get bigger and spread as the virus is contagious.

Warts on the body can be rough and bumpy or smooth and when found on the feet are usually smooth like a callous.

Laser Wart Treatment

Laser wart treatment uses an intense beam of light, which converts to heat in the skin to destroy the wart tissue, and cauterize the blood vessels that feed the wart while simultaneously killing the wart virus. The laser is superficial, so no blood or drainage should occur. The treated area may be tender for a couple days, but requires no downtime. You should be able to continue with your everyday, normal activities immediately after the treatments.

Laser wart treatment can cause a plume of HPV virus to enter the air creating the potential to expose another client or the practitioner. To prevent cross contamination of the HPV virus with other clients and our staff we limit wart treatment times to the last appointment of the day. This way the air can settle and the next day before opening we wipe all touchable surfaces with hospital grade disinfectant. Your safety matters to us.

Laser Wart Treatment Frequence

Most warts need to be treated an average of 3-6 times, but the number of laser treatments will depend on many factors such as:

  • The age and type of wart.
  • Any previous over the counter treatments received prior to laser treatment which may have created scar tissue around and on top of the wart, in turn increasing the time required access the roots from under that tissue.
  • Age of the patient and their tolerance level. It is recommended that young children under 12 use a topical numbing cream available at the pharmacy.

Commitment to treatment is necessary to get results. The wart should be treated every 4-6 weeks until the wart is gone.

Contact us to remove your warts comfortably and without scarring.

Skin Tag Removal FAQ

What are the side effects of laser skin tag removal?

Side effects can include minimal redness and mild swelling that fades within an hour. Some may experience a burning sensation, like a sunburn that also fades quickly. Occasionally skin tags don’t respond to laser treatment and require treatment by a medical doctor.

What is the aftercare instructions for laser skin tag removal?

Keep the area clean and avoid sun. You can apply a topical aloe vera or witch hazel to soothe, reduce initial inflammation and encourage healing.

What is the aftercare instructions for laser skin tag removal?

Keep the area clean and avoid sun. You can apply a topical aloe vera or witch hazel to soothe, reduce initial inflammation and encourage healing.

Wart Removal FAQ

What to Expect After Laser Wart Removal?

The wart has been wounded by the laser so it may be painful for a few days after laser treatment. If it’s more than you expected or seems abnormal please call us or your doctor.
If you experience any adverse reactions or severe pain within the first 24-48 hours after treatment, please call the office to schedule a follow-up appointment.

During and After Care during Laser Wart Removal Therapy

Keep the area clean and protected. Since warts are spread by skin-to-skin contact, the best way to prevent further spread is to keep it covered up in between treatments. This also reduces it’s oxygen supply which is helpful.

Please do not pick or file the affected area unless you have received the go ahead from your laser practitioner/doctor. Premature filing or picking may cause the new capillaries under the dead skin to spread, if disrupted to early.

If a callous forms on the wart please call your doctor to make a footcare appointment to have the affected area inspected and possibly reduced.

Disinfect your shoes with an antifungal spray before and after wearing them with and bring a clean pair of socks to wear after treatment.

Wash your socks inside out.

Put your shoes in the freezer for 3 days prior to treatment and after each wearing.

What risks are associated with laser wart removal treatment?

The laser heats the skin which can be painful. This is short lasting.
  • There is a very slight risk of infection associated with laser wart removal. Signs of infection include:
  • Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness or heat.
  • Red streaks extending from the area.
  • Discharge of pus
  • Fever of 38 degrees Celsius or 100 degree Fahrenheit with no other cause.
There is also a risk that new warts can develop. See your doctor if you experience bleeding (especially bleeding that lasts more than two or more days), a fever, severe pain or bad smelling or white, or yellowish discharge as these signs may mean an infection has started.