Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag removal is a procedure that involves the removal of small, benign growths on the skin. These growths, also known as acrochordons, are typically found on the face, neck, underarms, and other areas of the skin where friction occurs. They are benign and not cancerous, however, some people may choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons.

What We Do During Skin Tag Removal

The Process

Before removal, the area is often cleansed and numbed to minimize discomfort. The process is generally quick and can offer immediate relief from the irritation or cosmetic concerns associated with skin tags. Cauterizing is an effective method for skin tag removal. In this process, a dermatologist or healthcare professional uses a specialized tool to apply heat or electricity to the base of the skin tag, effectively sealing it off. This causes the tag to wither and fall off in a relatively short period, usually without the need for sutures or bandages. Cauterization is a quick and minimally painful procedure, often chosen for its precision in targeting smaller skin tags. Afterward, the area is kept clean and may require an antiseptic application to prevent infection as the skin heals.


What do I need to know AFTER I get a Skin Tag Removal?

Important Post-Treatment Care

Post-care after skin tag removal is relatively simple and focuses on promoting healing and preventing infection. Here are some general guidelines for skin tag removal post-care: