Skin Tags
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Skin Tags, Moles & Warts Treatment

*Skin tags, moles and warts are all very common skin conditions that can be unwanted and a source of embarrassment. Over the counter and do- it-yourself remedies often produce disappointing results. The good news for men and women in the Greater Toronto Area is that safe, effective solutions for skin tag, mole and wart removal are our specialty at Philosophy of Beauty. We use the leading-edge technology of the Fotona Nd:YAG laser which has the ability to substantially reduce and remove skin tags, moles or warts without pain or unsightly scarring.*

What are skin tags?

*Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off of the skin. They are comprised of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin.*

*Skin tags are very common, harmless, and can vary in colour and size. Although skin tags are most commonly found in areas of friction, such as on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts, they may also appear on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. Skin tags are most likely to occur as we age. They can also appear in, those who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes. Sometimes, due to hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy, younger women may also develop skin tags. They can develop randomly in the skin folds where the skin rubs against itself most often, such as on the neck, armpits or groin. Although skin tags do not usually cause pain or discomfort, people consider removing them if they are bothered by their appearance, or if they are snagging on clothing and jewellery which causes discomfort.*

How does laser skin tag removal work?

*Our simple, effective skin tag removal with laser treatment involves a thin, highly focused beam of light. The depth of beam penetration can be adjusted on an individual basis. The laser quickly touches the skin tag, strategically destroying micro-thin layers of skin at the tag’s root, without harming surrounding tissue, thereby minimizing the risk of scarring.*

Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient. View full disclaimer.

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What are moles?

*Moles are very common, benign growths on the skin that are usually a shade of brown or black. They may appear anywhere on the skin, as a single mole or in clusters. Over time, some moles may become raised or change color. Hairs may also grow in the mole. The formation of Moles occurs when cells in the skin grow in a cluster rather than spread throughout the skin. These cells are called melanocytes, and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural color. Some moles darken after exposure to the sun, during puberty, or during pregnancy. Congenital moles are moles that are present at birth, whereas, acquired moles usually appear during childhood and in early adult life. Atypical moles, also known as dysplastic nevi, are larger than average in size and have an irregular shape. This type of mole tends to have uneven color with dark brown centers and lighter, uneven edges. Dysplastic nevi are considered more likely to become melanomas. Mole removal is a commonly performed procedure at Philosophy of Beauty, and is generally quick and painless.*

How Does Laser Mole Removal Work?

*To remove moles with the Fotona laser, the laser is passed over the mole. As the laser beam or pulsed light is selectively absorbed by the pigment of the mole, it breaks apart the pigment which causes the mole to be effectively destroyed and shed away, without ablating the skin. Pigment gradually surfaces and sloughs off after treatment.*

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What are warts?

*Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are usually skin coloured and have a raised appearance, but may also be dark, flat or smooth.*

*Warts are formed when the virus comes into contact with the skin and causes an infection. They are more likely to develop on broken skin, such as open hangnails or areas nicked by shaving. These open areas , because allow the virus to enter the top layer of the skin through scratches or cuts. Because warts are highly contagious, hands and feet are commonly exposed. In particular, warts located on the feet can become extremely painful in shoes and limit a person’s ability to walk, run and play sports comfortably. Since their immune systems are less mature, children tend to get warts much more often than adults.*

Frequently Asked Questions

1The most common types of warts are:
*Verruca vulgaris – These warts are caused by an infection by a variety of DNA subtypes and the HPV. This type of wart is most commonly found on the nails of the hands and feet. Verucca Filiformis –These are warts comprised of elongated papillae and may appear on areas with thin skin such as the face and neck. Periungual and Subungal warts – Indicate clusters of warts that form around and under the finger or toenail. Plantar warts – These commonly affect the heels or balls of the feet and are hard or grainy in nature.*
*Although they are sometimes painful, the most common reason people choose to remove warts is due to their unsightly appearance. Using topical medications to treat warts can be ineffective because because the thick layers of skin make it hard for medicine to reach the virus that causes them. Traditional, “freezing” methods are notoriously painful and often ineffective. As a result, Laser Wart Removal is gaining popularity for its efficacy in eliminating warts and the virus that causes them.*
2How does laser wart removal work?
*Lasers are the most fast and effective way to remove warts but the Nd:YAG laser by Fotona is the most effective to not only destroy the virus causing the wart but to cut off blood supply beneath it, without damaging surrounding skin.*
*Since the laser emits beams which target tissue with precision, layer by layer, it is able to precisely ablate the infected tissue and remove the wart from the inside out. Laser treatments for skin tags, moles and warts are generally quick and effective and do not require downtime or a recovery period, however, the number of treatments required to remove them, and their effectiveness will vary on a case by case basis.*
*Philosophy of Beauty invites you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our practitioners to customize a treatment plan for you. Conveniently located in Vaughan, we proudly service clients in the Thornhill and Greater Toronto Areas, helping them look and feel beautiful, naturally.*

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