CO2 Fractional Laser
Skin tag Removal
The CO2 Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method, leaving the skin surrounding intact to aid in healing to help reduce age-spots, sun freckles, liver spots, fine lines, warts, wrinkles and other deeper skin flaws. You will see some immediate results but you won't see the full results for 3-6 months. After your skin heals, which may take up to 3-14 days. As a general rule, the bigger the treatment area and the deeper the laser, the longer the recovery time. Recovery from ablative laser treatment, for example, may take up to three weeks. During recovery, your skin may be extremely red and scab over.
Ablative lasers, such as a CO2 laser, work by traumatizing the skin. It removes the thin outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis). This stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated skin appears clearer, smoother and tighter.
Non-ablative lasers, such as pulsed light (IPL) devices, do not traumatize the skin, instead they stimulate collagen growth and improve skin tone and texture. This is less invasive and requires less recovery time, but is less effective.
Our technician chooses the laser type based on the condition being treated and the patient’s cosmetic goals.
Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They are made up of many components, including fat, collagen fibers, and sometimes nerve cells and small blood vessels. It’s possible that these collagen fibers and blood vessels become wrapped up inside a layer of skin, leading to the formation of a skin tag. The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon, and they can also be referred to as soft fibromas or fibroepithelial polyps.
Skin tags are frequently found in areas of friction on the skin, such as the neck, underarms, under the breasts, eyelids, and other skin folds. They start as small, often flesh-colored bumps. They may stay that size and go largely unnoticed, enlarge and continue to be painless, or enlarge and become irritated due to friction or pressure. Skin tag removal can be accomplished via a number of different methods. One commonly used method is cryotherapy, in which the skin tag will be removed by using liquid nitrogen. Another option is electrocautery, in which an electric probe or needle is used to burn off the skin tag.