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Skin Tags

What are corns?

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to defend itself against friction and pressure. They most often appear on the feet and toes or hands and fingers.

What are the symptoms?

You may have a corn or a callus if you notice:
  • A thick, rough area of skin
  • A hardened, raised bump
  • Tenderness or pain under your skin
  • Flaky, dry or waxy skin

What Causes Corns?

Pressure and friction from repetitive actions cause corns and calluses to develop and grow. Some sources of this pressure and friction include:
  • Wearing shoes that don’t fit
  • Skipping socks
  • Playing instruments or using hand tools

What treatments we offer for Corns

We offer a non surgical approach to corns as they can reoccur and we inform our patients about the common signs to look out for and how to remove them at home.

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are soft, noncancerous growths that usually form within the skin folds of the neck, armpits, breasts, groin area, and eyelids. These growths are loose collagen fibers that become lodged inside the thicker parts of the skin.

Procedures for Skin Tags

  • 1

    Hyfrecation

    We will use heat to remove the skin tag.
  • 2

    Surgery

    This simply involves cutting off the skin tag at its base with surgical scissors. The size and location of the skin tag will determine the need for stitches which we rarely do. We use anesthetic injections so there is no pain.
  • These are outpatient procedures and can be done in the clinic. There are no side effects and they don’t leave any scarring.

What is DPN?

Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a harmless skin condition that affects people. It consists of small, dark bumps that usually appear on your face and neck which are usually hereditary in nature.

Treatment For DPN

  • 1

    Curettage

    This involves scraping away the bumps with a small scooping instrument.
  • 2

    Electrocautery

    This involves using a small probe with an electric current to burn away the bumps.
  • These are done in the clinic and a topical anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure so that you don’t feel any pain. We use a magnifying glass to see and remove the smaller ones as well. You also have a 4 to 5 years gap before they reoccur. They reoccur as they are usually hereditary in nature.

FAQ's

When to contact us?

Can I do other activities after corn treatmenT?

Are the surgical treatments painful?