Skin tag, Mole, Cherry Angioma and Wart Removal

Removing unsightly skin conditions

Skin Tags, Moles, Cherry Angioma

Skin tags are painless and noncancerous growths on the skin. They are common in both men and women after the age of 50. Skin tags are commonly found in places where your skin folds such as neck, groin, thighs, armpits, and the area under your breast. Moles are a common type of skin growth that can appear anywhere. They usually appear in early childhood and during the first 20 years of a person’s life. Some moles may change in appearance of fade away over time.


Warts are parts of your skin that become hardened due to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is contagious and can be spread from person to person; in the case of warts, HPV causes your skin cells to multiply rapidly, forming the wart. Wart removal laser treatment works by using a powerful beam of light to burn the small blood vessels within the wart, which provides it blood supply that it needs to keep growing. The wart tissue then ultimately dies and falls off within about two to four weeks.

Frequently asked questions about Skin Tag, Mole, Cherry Angioma and Wart Removal in Lethbridge

It will fall off about 10-14 days after the treatment. The downside is this method can irritate the skin around the tag.

You may wash the area gently but pat dry immediately. Keep the treated area dry to avoid infection. If a scab develops, do not pick at the scab; let it fall off naturally. If the treated area is normally covered by clothing, please wear loose cotton clothing to prevent irritation of the area while it heals.

It is not clear exactly what causes skin tags, but it may happen when clusters of collagen and blood vessels become trapped inside thicker pieces of skin. As they are more common in skin creases or folds, they may be mainly caused by skin rubbing against skin.

The laser's heat may also attack the virus that causes the wart. The laser may feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. You won't feel much pain after the procedure is done.

In general, you can expect the following healing times for warts according to the treatment: Wart removal surgery usually takes less than 1-2 weeks for the wart to blister and fall off after surgical removal.

The wart may swell or throb. The skin on the wart may turn black in the first 1 to 2 days, which might signal that the skin cells in the wart are dying. The wart might fall off within 1 to 2 weeks.