Pre/Post Treatment Guideline: Skin Tag Removal Pre/Post Care

skin tag removal pre post care

Our Skin Tag Removal is a treatment that is most effective on treating your hard to handle Skin Tags that have been leaving you feeling uncomfortable and insecure. We know how to further help with your skin tags, but please make sure to take care of your  skin!

The procedure you had removed a small amount of skin tissue. Following the instructions below will also help the skin heal more quickly, and make the final outcome look its best.

Additionally, the immediate moderate discomfort will disappear in about 15 to 20 minutes. Although, you may experience minor-discomfort for one to two days. You will then see an area of redness where the skin was treated, and it may feel a little tender to your touch.

A light crusted spot then usually forms within a few days, often times within a few hours. Do not disturb or burst this crust further. Over time, the crusted area will fall off. It also falls off when the new skin under the crust has grown over the wound, newskin has formed, and the treated spot is all sealed up and healed up. This entire process usually takes up to 2 weeks afterwards.

Skin Tag Would Care for Treated Area(s):

  1. Keep away treated area from water for 24 hrs afterwards.
  2. Keep the area clean by washing with a mild cleanser and water after 24 hrs afterwards.
  3. Pat the skin tag removal area dry, also taking care not to disturb the treated areas.
  4. Generally, apply a thin layer of Hydrocortisone cream, Neosporin, and Petrolatum ointment (such as AquaphorHealing Ointment, petroleum jelly, Vaseline) to the area in that order. However, be careful not to disturb the crust.
  5. Dressings are not needed; the Vaseline acts as a “sealant”.  Keep the crust moist so that the new skin will heal further.
  6. Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks. Apply sunscreen as needed.
  7. After the crust falls off, the skin underneath may remain red for several more weeks. At this time, stop any Vaseline product. Also, use a bland thick moisturizer and sunscreen as needed to the area. The redness will fadeover several weeks. An example of a good moisturizer to use is Cetaphil Cream (sold in the pharmacy).

Should the area become extra tender, or drainage becomes thickened and/or yellowish, then please notify the office and arrange to come in for an evaluation.

Some types of spots require more than one treatment to achieve your final outcome. If you were scheduled for only one treatment and the spot did not completely resolve, then you should call our office at (909) 839-0714 to be evaluated.

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