Skin Tags

A skin tag is a benign growth that can be caused by skin friction or hormone elevation. A skin tag can look like a raised bump or flag and may be pink, brown, red or black. They can cause discomfort when irritated by friction or clothing, but are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. The most common reason for skin tag removal is because of their appearance. 

We are able to treat skin tags on the face, neck, arms, and stomach areas. 


How is the Skin Tag removed?

At Define we use a Plasma Pen to remove skin tags. Firstly, numbing cream will be applied to the area. The Plasma Pen plasma is a special form of a gas that has an electrical energy that can work through the top layers or the skin right down to the dermis. The Plasma turns a solid into a gas (called sublimination) and the result is that the skin tag is removed in minutes. There is no heat transferred to surrounding skin and therefore only the skin tag is affected. Post treatment there is a small brown micro-crust that will flake off after approximately 5 days.

How to prepare for your appointment
  • Ensure the skin tag in tact
  • Do wear any makeup in the area to be treated on the day of your appointment
Skin Tag Removal Aftercare

Skin tag removal is a walk-in walk-out treatment, however we do recommend the following to complement the healing process:

  • Do not pick or peel the crust – allow it to falls off on its own
  • Keep the area clean and avoid touching
  • Keep the area dry. You may shower after 48 hours and use a milk soap and warm water.
  • Avoid using creams or perfumes on the area
  • Avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours – includes high intensity exercise, saunas etc.
  • Use of high SPF sunscreen to protect the area from direct sunlight for at least 48 hours