How Can You Get Rid of Skin Tags?
A dermatologist can remove skin tags with a few quick, simple methods. Treatment controls bleeding and prevents regrowth.
Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin tags. Dermatologists also use this treatment for warts and other benign growths. Freezing the growth stops blood flow and only takes a few minutes. At-home wart freezing treatments may not be safe or effective for skin tags. Some skin tags need more than one treatment.
This method uses heat to damage the skin tag and cause it to dry up. The heat cauterizes blood vessels and prevents the skin tag from coming back. The treated skin tag will fall off or fade and disappear. Most skin tags only need one treatment, but some may require more.
Your dermatologist will use sterile tools to remove the skin tag. This method provides immediate removal, but your dermatologist will advise you which method will work best for your skin tags. At-home skin tag removal can result in bleeding and infection.
Is There Any Downtime After Skin Tag Removal?
You can resume your usual activities after treatment. Your dermatologist might put a small bandage over the treated area. Follow the instructions provided to make sure the area heals quickly. You can have several skin tags removed during a single appointment.