What are skin tags? do i need to get rid of them?
Skin tags are benign, innocuous growths which vary in size, shape and attachment. They are often found in areas where there is friction, such as where the skin creases or clothes rub. Skin tags (technically known as fibro-vascular papilloma) are increasingly common as we age and affect almost half of the population. While they are benign and do not pose any direct risk to your health, skin tags can easily be removed if they are impacting on your self esteem or mental well-being.
Skin tags on the eyes.
Skin tags are common on the upper and lower eyelids. If yours are causing you concern or discomfort they can safely and effectively be removed by a skilled electrologist with minimal disruption to your skin.
What is milia?
- Usually seen around the eyes, including the eyelid and between the eyelashes, nose and upper cheeks.
- Milia are irritating small, hard, round white nodules slightly raised above skin level, formed when keratin is trapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst.
- Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads but they are much harder in texture due to keratin, a protein found in hair and nails.
- They are called Milia plural or Milium singular and most people will experience at least one in their lifetime.
- Milia can appear on people of all ages, ethnicity and genders.
- They often develop when the ducts leading to the skin surface are clogged up, such as after an injury, blockage by rich creams/products (such as suncream) that prevent the skin ‘breathing’ as normal. They can also be caused by dry dehydrated when dry flakes of skin block the pores.
Have any questions? Reach out to us now to get quotes on removal and more information. 01249730174