A skin tag clings to your skin by a slim stalk, which can snag on jewelry or clothing. Whether your skin tags feel uncomfortable or you just don’t like how they look, the experienced team at Luminary Dermatology is prepared to remove them safely. Luminary Dermatology has 10 locations across Florida and Oklahoma. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book your skin tag removal visit online today.
Skin tags are a common type of fleshy skin growth that tends to appear in areas where your skin folds and rubs against itself. These growths may look odd or even unsightly, but they’re noncancerous and mostly a cosmetic issue. Some of their most common locations are:
Every skin tag is a cluster of skin tissue attached to your skin with a stalk or stem. Some are dark in color, but many match your natural skin tone. They vary in size and can cause friction or tugging, which may be uncomfortable. In certain areas like the neck, skin tags can snag on jewelry or buttons to cause additional discomfort.
If you don’t like how your skin tag looks or if you experience discomfort, your dermatologist at Luminary Dermatology provides safe and rapid removal services.
Skin tag removal procedures take skin tags off your skin while leaving the healthy surrounding skin intact. There are a few common skin tag removal methods, including:
Your dermatologist uses a sterile scalpel or surgical scissors to remove the skin tag before applying a bandage to stop the bleeding.
Cryosurgery freezes a skin tag off your skin using extremely cold liquid nitrogen. Your dermatologist applies the nitrogen directly to the tag, which later falls off.
Cauterization uses heat or electricity to burn a skin tag directly off your skin while also stopping the bleeding instantly.
For dermatological procedures like skin tag removal, it’s always safer to trust professionals. Although it might seem easy to remove a stubborn skin tag on your own using a sharp instrument or an over-the-counter product, these strategies put you at risk of complications like:
Luminary Dermatology’s skin tag removal services are simple, safe, and unlikely to cause complications. Your dermatologist makes sure they remove the entire skin tag so it won’t reappear later, and they remove the tag carefully so you don’t have a scar in its place.
Call Luminary Dermatology or book an appointment online to discuss professional skin tag removal options today.