Skin tags are small, soft lesions that appear to hang off the skin. They are harmless and can be removed.

Skin tags most often appear on the neck, armpits, upper trunk, and body folds. They may be removed in various ways:

  • Surgical Excision. Skin tags may be snipped off with a scalpel or surgical scissors.
  • Electrocautery. An electric current passes through a wire that becomes hot and is used to burn off the upper layers of the skin.

Skin tags are removed by burning through the narrow stem that attaches them to the skin. The heat helps prevent bleeding.

Topical or local anesthesia may be used.

Is this for me?
If you have one or two skin tags on your face or any part of the body that is somehow unattractive or causes some discomfort, you can opt to have it removed. The procedure causes only minor discomfort and is permanent.

How long does it take?
The procedure takes 30-45 minutes.

How long is the downtime?
7 to 10 days.