Cysts, Skin Tags, Warts & Veruccas
What is a Cyst?
A Cyst is a fluid-filled lump just underneath the skin. They are normally common and harmless. Cysts are sometimes confused with boils or abscesses. Boils and abscesses are painful collections of puss, and may contain an infection. A cyst may go on to become a boil or abscess.
What is a Skin Tag?
Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin. They are very common and harmless, and tend to vary in
colour and size. They can be a few millimeters up to roughly 5cm. Skin tags can form anywhere on the skin, but are more commonly found on the neck, around the armpits and the eyelids.
What is a Wart?
Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The appearance of a wart depends on its location on the body and the thickness of the skin. Palmar warts appear on the hand. Plantar warts affect the feet and soles of feet.
What is a Verruca?
Sometimes called plantar warts or spelled verrucae, are warts that develop on plantar surfaces. Normally found on the Soles (or bottom) of the feet. The pressure from normal standing and walking tends to force the warts into the skin, and this can make the warts painful.
What’s involved in the procedure?
The procedure consists of a scalpel excision of the superficial skin lesion and posterior application of heat emitting device (diathermy) to cauterize the wound. No pain and local anesthesia is applied beforehand. Face and Body Minor Surgery is used for the removal of Skin Tags, Cysts, Skin Lesions and Verruca’s.
What are the risks involved with the treatment?
Dr. Natasha takes every precaution for a clean and safe procedure, only sterilized equipment are used for every procedure in a sanitized environment. Clients should follow our post procedure recommendations, and there should be minimal risks or complications. As with any treatment there is always a general risk. An individual’s choice to undergo a procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to the benefit. The client should discuss this during their consultation with Dr. Natasha. If the advice given by Dr. Natasha is followed, any swelling or bruising that may occur, should only last for a few days.
How much does the procedure cost?
Do I have to pay for my consultation?
Dr. Natasha will give a free consultation and discuss all available options with the client prior to the treatment. A thorough medical history will be discussed before each treatment is carried out. A discussion will take place at the consultation as to the look the client requires. Once the client fully understands what's involved with each treatment, and is happy to proceed. A consent form is then signed and pre-treatment photos are taken, and the treatment will go ahead.
Why should I Choose Dr. Natasha Clinics?
Experience and expertise in Minor Surgery including Cyst, Skin Tag, Wart and Verruca removal
Post Procedure Recommendations:
Skin tags will normally turn a dark colour at the base, do not pick this off. It will naturally drop off over a period of time. A larger skin tag may need a second visit to the clinic. If the area is tender you can use Sudocrem or Savlon twice daily. A plaster can be used to protect the treated area to stop irritation and infection. Treatments that do not heal from 6-8 weeks, may need to be retreated by Dr. Natasha. Try not to pick at the treated area, as this will require a longer healing time. The skin sometimes takes several weeks to heal and regenerate.
If the wart or verruca is still visible after 4 weeks, It is recommended that the area should be re-treated.
*The above procedure will only take place after your free consultation. The patient will be asked to complete a consent form for each procedure, on the day of the treatment, and answer questions truthfully on their medical history. The treatment is different to each client and the results and longevity will vary from person to person. This is dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.