Laser Anal Skin Tag Removal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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