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Easy Skin Tag Removal in Toronto


Have you ever found a skin tag somewhere on your body? It’s not a very fun discovery!

It's one of those tremendously unwelcome revelations, but it can happen to any of us, at any age. Yes, older people do develop more skin tags, but there's no reason why someone in their twenties couldn't find one underneath their arm or on their inner thigh. But no matter what your age, we all share one reaction when we see one…


"I want it gone, and I want it gone NOW!"


What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are small, benign growths that can appear anywhere on your body, but tend to be in areas that experience friction over time. They usually look like little flaps of skin that are super thin at the base and wider at the top. Thankfully, they aren't cancerous or contagious, and usually aren't even painful. They are, however, generally undesirable. The good news is, they’re great candidates for quick removal.


Skin Tags: Why You Shouldn't Remove It At Home

Because skin tags are harmless, many people believe that they don't need to make an appointment to have them removed, but this can be a major mistake. If you go online, you might discover lots of "helpful advice" suggesting that you tie a string around the base to cut off the blood flow, or maybe burn it off with a lighter, or perhaps snip it off with a pair of sharp scissors. All of these should be big no-nos!


First, cutting off its blood flow might not effectively "kill" the tissue, and in the meantime you're going to be walking around with a painful string tied around the skin tag. And going ANYWHERE near your skin with a lighter is a terrible idea, as you could burn much more than just the skin tag. While cutting it off seems like what a dermatologist would do, they have specialized and carefully sterilized instruments. By cutting off a skin tag at home, you might get an infection, and for sure, you're going to end up bleeding a LOT.


Skin Tag Removal in Toronto: The Smart Way

While some professionals might remove your skin tags through surgery, at Thair Hair Boutique & Spa, we find that a much more comfortable and safer way is with VascuLyse. This is a non-invasive, virtually painless cosmetic treatment that uses a tiny electrical current to get rid of unwanted blemishes. It works perfectly for skin tags!


With VascuLyse, a tiny current is applied through a microneedle to your skin tag. This current intentionally damages the tissue, causing the blood inside it to instantly coagulate. Your body will react as it does with any injury and begin to heal. The damaged skin tag will dry up and fall off in just a few days! The best part is that once treated, a skin tag will not come back.


VascuLyse has many other uses, including getting rid of spider veins, milia, cholesterol deposits, and ruby spots. A treatment only takes up to fifteen minutes, making it one of the most effective and quick cosmetic procedures out there for eliminating unwanted blemishes. Many of our Toronto skincare clients come in over their lunch break, picking up a quick bite to eat at the Freshii downstairs first!


Keep in mind that it might take a few treatments to get your final results, especially for conditions like spider veins. Also, VascuLyse only treats individual blemishes, so you might develop skin tags elsewhere on your body over time. No problem—just give us a call to book another appointment and we'll take care of those too!


At Thair Hair Boutique & Spa, your skin health is our passion. If you want to remove any skin tags, milia, spider veins, or other blemishes, we invite you to book a VascuLyse session with us today! We also offer free consultations so we can have a conversation about your skincare concerns and how we can best address them. We look forward to meeting you!

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