What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are common, harmless skin growths that can occur almost anywhere on the body. Soft and sometimes pigmented, these small growths cause no problems for most people. Some, though, may rub or catch on clothing or become irritated and uncomfortable. Others may appear in a conspicuous place such as on the neck, where it can make its owner feel self-conscious. Skin tags that cause no problems can stay in place with no harm, but if they bother you, the professionals at Levy Dermatology can make removal quick and easy.
How to Remove Skin Tags
Your Levy dermatologist will remove your skin tags using one of several methods, depending on the location of the skin tag and which treatment will work best.
Using liquid nitrogen, cryotherapy freezes the skin tag, damaging the cells and causing the skin tag to shrink and disappear. You may feel cold or tingling. The skin tag may require more than one freezing treatment to go away completely.
This method uses heat to target the cells in the skin tag, which will dry up and fall off in response to treatment. You will sometimes need more than one treatment for complete results.
Using sterile tools, your dermatologist will cut off the skin tag. This method results in the most immediate removal, and with a small amount of numbing, you feel no discomfort.