Project Description

Laser Anal Skin Tag Removal

Anal skin tags are very common in women after childbirth. They can be bothersome when trying to maintain hygiene after a bowel movement and many women don’t like the way they look and feel. There may be one or there may be many, but they are benign conditions and don’t pose any threat to your health. They are different than hemorrhoids which are blood vessels in or near the anus that swell and may become tender or infected. Anal skin tags don’t swell and aren’t tender.

If you are unsure whether you have an anal skin tag or something else, check with your Family Physician and have it checked. You want to ensure that it’s a skin tag and not a hemorrhoid, blood clot or tumor.

If you have an anal skin tag that you would like removed please contact us to make an appointment.

The Treatment

Anal skin tags are in a very delicate area and over the years Dr. Allan has developed techniques that result in a virtually painless procedure with minimal recovery time and minimal risks. The procedure is performed with local anaesthetic so you don’t need to undergo the risks or prolonged recovery time associated with general anaesthetic. This means you are able to drive to and from your appointment if you choose. Laser removal of anal skin tags takes about 20 minutes to perform and involves anaesthetizing the skin tags and removing them with a laser or radiofrequency device. In some cases stitches are used to support the incision while it heals but the benefit of the laser is that in many cases no stitches are required which makes healing much more comfortable. This is a very safe procedure and risks are very minimal.

Recovery

Following laser removal of anal skin tags you will not have any discomfort for about four to six hours. This gives you time to get home and get comfortable. When the freezing comes out most women find it mildly uncomfortable for the next 24 hours. We will send you home with two different kinds of medications and an ice pack. We recommend that you take the medications regularly for the first 24 hours. After that, many women reduce the amount of medication. Most women are able to return to work or school the next day. You should reduce your activity significantly for the first two weeks and wait for a full six weeks before returning to full activities and heavy workouts. You should avoid straining and constipation for the two weeks following the procedure and stool softeners are a good idea for the first few weeks. If stitches are used they will dissolve on their own.

Results

It is important when choosing a surgeon to perform your laser excision of anal skin tags you make sure they are fully trained and experienced in this delicate and intimate woman’s procedure. Dr. Allan is a gynecologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who is trained in vaginal surgery and has been performing laser excision of anal skin tags for over 20 years.

At the Allan Centre we understand this is a sensitive issue and we want every woman who comes here to feel comfortable enough to discuss her personal concerns. Dr. Allan and his staff are happy to answer any questions that you have and are here to help you find the solution that you need.

If you would like to discuss this procedure with Dr. Allan, please click below to arrange an appointment. Both in-office and phone consultations are available.  Consultations are free and there is no obligation. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your body, your health and your wellness.

Recent Blog

From my initial inquiry, through to post surgery the service and care was excellent at the Allan Centre. Dr. Allan and the staff were professional and made the experience comfortable and easy. Melissa from the office went above and beyond to make the whole process seamless and easy, ensuring everything was lined up perfectly with my flights coming in from out of province. Both Dr. Allan and Melissa have been diligent in following up post op and are quick to respond to any questions. Recovery has been smooth sailing with absolutely no pain. The very best health care experience.
Natalie MacDonnell
Natalie MacDonnell
04:27 09 Apr 19
Amazing staff and Dr. Allan took the time to listen to all of my concerns. Made me feel completely comfortable and got me in right away. I have never experienced better service in health care.
Kenedi Plante
Kenedi Plante
19:41 08 Apr 19
Simple, painless and professional but comfortable. I am eager to know the results.
Colleen Godec
Colleen Godec
22:32 14 Mar 19
I cannot say enough about the amazing treatment I received at the Allan Center! From my first contact with Melissa at the office, to booking my appointment, the surgery and in the aftercare; everything was exactly how I expected it to be. Absolutely first class and professional. My results were great. Let’s be honest, I did have discomfort and concerns afterwards; but Dr Allan made himself available to answer my questions and make me feel at ease. And as a result of the perioneoplasty, my sensation is greatly improved, and sex feels so much better!
D S
D S
01:12 14 Mar 19
I am so happy I found this clinic everyone made me feel extremely comfortable, when I went to other clinics I felt judged and not cared for. Dr Allan made this so simple and comforting, he did an amazing job I can’t belive how uncomplicated he made the process . Definitely happy to say the least.
Carly
Carly
16:40 12 Mar 19
This office is lovely. The staff are fantastic. Dr. Allan is on time and always professional. I wish all MD offices were run like this one.
Sparky Parr
Sparky Parr
19:48 20 Feb 19
My experience with the Allan Centre has been nothing short of absolutely remarkable. When it comes to dealing with the female human body - augmentation, repair and dedication to ease and detail by Dr Bruce Allan and his reputable staff are impeccable. The facilities are extremely well sanitized and maintained. Clean, vibrant and bright. The staff are non-judgemental, caring, empathetic and kind. Dr. Bruce Allan has a very soft mannered beside presence along with knowledgeable input and precise attention to your needs and YOU. He is also a great listener and takes all of your concerns into high consideration and literally removes them each step of the way.Whether you are considering labiaplasty as a cosmetic procedure, or to remove discomfort, or as a procedure to help you heal from the intangible experiences in your life; this medical team Will stand by your side with the upmost of professionalism and care that one should and could expect from a surgeon and his staff. The procedure is relatively quick, painless and I felt very relaxed and at ease. Throughout the procedure you are reassured, not only Dr Allan but 2 other nurses. You’re spoken to with compassion, you are asked about your comfort level and are given warm blankets should you need them. You are in extremely good hands, Dr. Bruce Allan and his staff are attentively eager to give you exactly what it is that you need. This is directly reflected in his work which is undoubtably the best I have ever seen in all of my experience.Dr. Bruce Allan makes himself readily available before surgery, during and immediately after and throughout the weeks of recovery.No question is a silly question. They’re all answered immediately and professionally. Overall, was one the best positive changes I have ever had the opportunity to make!To the Allan Centre:“I want you know that you have added to my life in immeasurable ways. I will always think of your benevolence; and speak of you all with kind words. I finally feel free to heal and to truly enjoy my body. Thank you all so much for all that you do and thank you for having such a positive impact on my life and I’m most certain, many others.”We are constantly making changes to our lives daily, whether it be cosmetic, medical, mental, emotional financial etc. let’s embrace each other and make them positive as the centre has done for me. #womenwhoempowerwomen #empoweroneanother #selfcare #selflove #labiaplasty #yourbodyyourchoice #postivestepforward #embraceyourbodyAnderson.
Jennifer N Anderson
Jennifer N Anderson
05:06 10 Jan 19
Dr allan is a leader in this industry, he is compassionate , honest , and Friendly, i highly recommend this office.
Mike Chartrand
Mike Chartrand
04:44 16 Oct 18
Every staff member at the Allan Centre was professional and wonderful to deal with throughout my pregnancy. The staff were exceptionally competent and compassionate and made every visit easy and enjoyable. Dr. Edwards at the Allan Centre is the best Doctor I've encountered. Extremely knowledgeable, kind and reasonable. I recommend this Centre to anyone in need of its services.
Kelsey Simon
Kelsey Simon
20:36 19 Mar 18
Excellent helpful office staff. Dr Allan was attentive and knowledgeable in answering all of my questions and concerns. I feel confident in Dr Allan’s care and would recommend him to family and friends.
Silvia Roball
Silvia Roball
04:13 16 Mar 18

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