What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are common, small, benign growths that often appear in areas where the skin folds or rubs together, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. While they are generally harmless, many individuals choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation and discomfort. In Singapore, skin tag removal services can be done professionally and safely at a clinic under medical supervision.
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Causes of Skin Tags
The exact causes of skin tags are not entirely understood, but several factors are believed to contribute to their development:
Skin tags often occur in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing, like the neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts. This friction is thought to play a significant role in their formation.
There may be a genetic predisposition to developing skin tags, as they often run in families.
The likelihood of developing skin tags increases with age, making them more common in middle-aged and older adults.
People who are overweight or obese are more prone to developing skin tags due to increased skin folds and friction.
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or in other conditions can contribute to the formation of skin tags.
Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
There is an association between skin tags and insulin resistance, and they are more common in people
Please note that while these factors can increase the likelihood of developing skin tags, they are benign growths that are usually not a cause for concern. However, any changes in skin growths should be assessed by a doctor.
How Can I Get a Skin Tag Removed in Singapore?
Skin tags can be easily taken off through a simple surgical process using either topical or local
anesthesia. Typically, they're either clipped off or burned off (cauterized). These surgical
techniques ensure complete removal, but the area might stay red and form a scab for about 10 days
It is crucial not to attempt removing skin tags on your own, but rather to consult a doctor for this procedure. Removing skin tags without proper training can pose several risks, including:
- Infection: Unsterile equipment or improper technique can lead to bacterial infections at the site of removal.
- Scarring: An untrained approach can cause unnecessary damage to the skin, leading to scarring.
- Bleeding: Incorrect removal can result in excessive bleeding, especially if the skin tag is in a sensitive area or has a larger base.
Furthermore, consulting a doctor is important not only for safe removal but also to determine if the skin growth is indeed a benign skin tag or if it's indicative of a more serious medical condition that requires further attention.
What Should I Expect After My Skin Tag Removal Procedure?
Generally, the recovery period will normally take between 1 to 2 weeks. After your treatment, you
may also resume most day-to-day activities, including showering and exercising. However, it's
crucial to avoid swimming and direct sun exposure initially to prevent potential complications like
delayed healing or pigmentation issues. Applying light makeup is generally acceptable a few days
after the procedure.
Our doctor and staff will provide you with detailed, tailored aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and effective recovery.
Skin Tag Removal: Before and After Photos
Owing to the regulations of The Ministry of Health (MOH), we are unable to publish before and after photos on our website. However, you may view these photos during your consultation with our doctor to understand more about the treatment you seek.
Why Choose Dr Robert Ong's Skin Tag Removal Treatment in Singapore?
Experienced & Friendly Doctor
Dr Robert Ong listens attentively to your concerns and patiently discusses with you the appropriate treatment options, based on over 20 years of medical and aesthetics experience.
We are priced competitively and affordably. We also have a variety of treatment options depending on your budget and requirements.
Safe & Effective Results
Our treatment options are safe, effective and promotes natural healing for your skin. We strive to keep your experience a comfortable one and will minimize any pain or discomfort, if any.
Skin Tag Removal Singapore Price
The expected cost of your skin tag removal surgery is expected to range from $50 to $750, depending on the number of skin tags and difficulty. We have broken down the prices as follows for full transparency and better budget planning.
|From $35 to $65
|Removal of Skin Tag
*Prices are subject to GST.
All patients are required to undergo a consultation with our doctor to assess his or her suitability for the relevant treatment(s).
Keen on skin tag removal? Talk to our doctor, let us better understand your concerns. Our Toa Payoh clinic is located a sheltered 3 minutes walk away from Toa Payoh MRT.