Skin tags are flaps of skin that hang by a thin piece of skin, like stalk. Although they’re harmless, skin tags can grow in clusters or become large enough to be unsightly. They also tend to grow in areas where they get caught in your hair or jewelry, yanked by your car’s seatbelts, or rubbed by your clothes or undergarments. It’s amazing how such small things can hurt so much!
How Do I Get Rid Of These Skin Tags?
There is an astonishing number of old wives’ tales about how to get rid of skin tags on your own. Skip the tea tree oil, forget about stinky poultices, and please don’t try to freeze them off at home with a compressed air can. This can damage healthy tissue around the skin tag and leave scars. The truth is, when you’re ready to have your skin tags removed, you should make an appointment with a dermatologist and have them removed safely.
When you come in for skin tag removal, we’ll clean and numb the area around your skin tags, then cut them off cleanly with a very sharp scalpel. This leaves a tiny incision that should heal with no scarring and presents little risk of infection. The procedure is fast and easy, with no downtime. Once the incisions heal, most patients can’t even tell where the skin tags had once been.