Removing Skin Tags and Moles


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Skin tags, are small, benign growths that can appear on various parts of the body, can be bothersome and affect our self-confidence specially when they affect our look or get caught in jewellery or clothing. Whereas moles are larger pigmented 'stuck on' looking lumps on the skin. They can not only get bothersome like skin tags but also have a potential to become cancerous. Fortunately, there are several methods available for their removal, and we use a plasma pen which is safe and quick.

How Does the Plasma Pen Work?

The plasma pen is a handheld device that utilizes a focused beam of plasma energy to remove moles or skin tags. The device generates heat, which creates a controlled burn on the surface of the skin tag. This process is known as sublimation. As the skin tag is treated, the plasma energy causes the tissue to contract and ultimately fall off. The plasma pen is a precise and non-invasive method that targets only the lesion, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unaffected.

The Procedure and Duration
  1. Consultation: Your session will begin with a consultation. The practitioner will discuss your concerns, assess the mole under the dermascope to make sure there are no sinister features, and determine if plasma pen treatment is suitable for you.

    Feel free to ask any questions or express any apprehensions during this discussion.

  2. Preparation: The area around the mole will be cleaned and sterilised.

    You may receive a topical numbing cream or an injection to minimise discomfort during the procedure.

  3. Procedure: The practitioner will use the plasma pen to create small, controlled electrical arcs on the mole’s surface.

    You’ll feel a mild sensation as the pen moves across the area.The plasma energy will cause the mole tissue to contract and eventually scab over.

  4. Duration: The entire session typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of moles being treated.

  5. Aftercare: Expect redness and swelling around the treated area, which should subside within a few days. Avoid friction, injury or irritation of the area. Resist the temptation to scratch, touch or pick at the scab while it heals otherwise you may introduce infection. Apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated. Avoid makeup or harsh skincare products on the treated area for a few days.

  6. Healing Process: Over the next few days, the scab will naturally fall off, revealing fresh skin underneath.

    Avoid sun exposure during the healing process and use sunscreen if necessary.

  7. Results: You’ll notice a gradual improvement as the skin heals, blends and looks normal. Multiple sessions may be required for complete mole removal, depending on the mole’s depth and size.

Potential Side Effects

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential side effects associated with plasma pen treatment. These may include redness, swelling, and minor scabbing. However, these side effects are generally temporary and subside within a few days to a week. It is important to note that while the plasma pen is generally safe, it is always recommended to have the procedure performed by a trained and experienced professional.

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