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Skin Tag Removal

Say goodbye to unwanted skin tags with our expert removal services at True Dermatology. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques to ensure safe, painless, and effective treatment.


Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are small, benign growths that typically develop in areas where the skin folds or creases, such as the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, and under the breasts. They appear as soft, flesh-colored or slightly darker bumps that hang off the skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters. While skin tags are harmless and painless, they can become irritated from rubbing against clothing or jewelry and may be considered cosmetically unappealing.

Who Gets Skin Tags?

Skin tags are common and can affect anyone, but they are more prevalent in adults, particularly those who are middle-aged or older. Factors that increase the likelihood of developing skin tags include obesity, diabetes, and a family history of skin tags. Pregnant women may also develop skin tags due to hormonal changes. Additionally, skin tags are more common in individuals who experience friction in certain areas of the body, such as those who wear tight clothing or jewelry.

Methods of Treatment

There are several effective methods for removing skin tags, each suitable for different sizes and types of skin tags:

Snip Excision

For smaller skin tags, snip excision is a quick and simple method. This involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and then using sterilized scissors or a scalpel to snip off the skin tag at its base. This method causes minimal discomfort and typically results in little to no scarring.


Flatter skin tags can be treated with electrocautery, a technique that uses an electric current to burn off the skin tag. Before the procedure, the area is numbed topically to reduce pain. Electrocautery effectively removes the skin tag and seals the blood vessels, minimizing bleeding and reducing the risk of infection.

Excision for Larger Skin Tags

Larger skin tags may require excision, which involves surgically cutting out the growth after numbing the area with a local anesthetic. This method is also used to remove skin tags that are suspected to be lipofibromas or other benign growths. The excised tissue is typically sent for histopathological examination to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any malignancy.

Comprehensive Skin Tag Management

Skin tag removal is a straightforward and typically safe procedure. However, it is important to consult with a dermatologist to determine the best treatment method for your specific condition and to ensure proper diagnosis, especially for larger or atypical growths. At True Dermatology, we offer a variety of skin tag removal options tailored to the size, location, and characteristics of the skin tag, ensuring effective and cosmetically pleasing results.

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