Skin tags are very common but harmless small, soft skin growths. They tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.
One person may have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags. Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their life. Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags. Obesity seems to be also associated with the tendency of forming skin tags.
Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow and the procedures to remove them are generally easy and harmless.
When removing skin tags by using electrical arcing you have two possible approaches:
- Apply the electric arc on top of the skin tag and work all the way down until you have almost reached the base of it (skin level). At that point, if you have not already done so, reduce the power level of the device to the minimum to allow the greatest degree of precision. Continue the carbonization of the skin tag until you have leveled it off with the surrounding skin. Remember to wipe off the carbon residues from time to time to allow you to see the level you have reached.
- In case the skin tag you are removing is particularly large you can apply the arc onto an area of the skin tags itself close to skin level. Once the skin tag has become detached, you can then proceed to level off the remaining skin tag residues with the surrounding skin in order to accomplish good aesthetic results
The aftercare is left to your client.
Some other treatments o remove them include freezing, tying off with a thread or suture, or cutting them off.