What are moles and skin tags? Moles are growth on the skin that is normally brown or black in colour. They usually occur when the cells in the skin multiply rapidly in a cluster instead of spreading throughout the skin. Moles can develop anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Skin tags are painless, non cancerous growth on the skin. It is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin through a thin stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags are common among both men and women especially after the age of 50. The places where skin tags may appear are : Although not painful, skin tags can often become irritated from constant rubbing with clothes or jewelleries. Why remove moles and skin tags? Most moles and skin tags are harmless. Nevertheless, they do affect our self confidence and in some cases, cause discomfort. It is not recommended to try and remove your skin tags or moles at home to avoid any infection or bleeding. Instead, it’s advisable to get it checked by a professional so they can access the issue and provide the right treatment. Usually if the moles or skin tags are harmless and hindering your confidence, we would recommend getting it removed. Mole and Skin Tag Removal at Curamed Aesthetics Curamed Aesthetics offers safe and minimally invasive skin tag and mole removal treatment. Local or topical anaesthesia will be administered prior to the procedure to ensure that the procedure is comfortable. There are three
- Oct 8, 2021
What is Acne Scar & What Causes Acne Scar?
What Are Acne Scars? Even after acne symptoms clear up, there may still be some discolouration or scarring left behind by those symptoms. That is known as Acne Scarring. Types of Acne Scarring Acne Scarring may range from mild “scarring” such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which refers to red or brown discoloured spots, to depressed scars, which are usually grouped into three categories, boxcar scars, icepick scars and rolling scars. Boxcar scars are wide and U-shaped with sharp edges. Rolling scars are wide with rounded edges and an irregular rolling shape. Icepick scars are deep and narrow, resembling small round or oval holes. Acne scarring usually comes in a combination of scar types. At our clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to provide the most suitable plan for your unique skin condition. How Do You Treat Acne Scarring? Peels exfoliate the surface of the skin, which helps to improve skin texture, fill in depressed scars and clear pigmentation from within. Chemical peels cause the top layers of the epidermis to peel off, boosting cell turnover and renewal rate. How Do Chemical Peels Work? Depending on your skin condition and the depth of the pigmentation or scarring, our doctors will prescribe either milder peels such as ones using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), or stronger peels that use trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The skin will produce more collagen in reaction to old skin peeling off, which breaks down the pigmentation and helps to “fill in” the depression left by the scar.