Removing Skin Tags: What You Need to Know
Skin tags are small, benign growths that often appear on the neck, armpits, or groin area. Although skin tags are generally harmless, they can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or irritation, so people often wonder about removal. If you’re considering removing skin tags, here’s what you need to know.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small, soft growths that hang off the skin. They are often flesh-colored or slightly darker and can range in size from a few millimeters to a centimeter or more. Although skin tags are generally harmless, they can be unsightly and may become irritated or inflamed due to friction or rubbing against clothing or jewelry.
How can skin tags be removed?
Skin tags can be removed through a variety of methods, including:
- Cryotherapy: Freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen – although this tends to be less effective.
- Excision: Cutting the skin tag off with a scalpel or scissors. Very effective.
- Electrosurgery: Burning the skin tag off with an electric current. Very Effective.
At Freyja Medical, we offer safe and effective skin tag removal treatments that can help you achieve a smoother, more even skin texture. Our experienced doctors can assess your individual needs and provide you with personalized advice on the best treatment option for you.
What to expect during a skin tag removal treatment
Skin tag removal is a quick and straightforward procedure that can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. The area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Most people experience little to no downtime after the treatment and can return to their normal activities right away.
Is skin tag removal right for me?
Skin tag removal is a safe and effective treatment that can be used on most people. However, it’s important to choose a qualified clinician who is experienced in the procedure. At Freyja Medical, we provide personalised consultations to help you determine if skin tag removal is the right option for you.
If you’re ready to achieve a smoother, more even skin texture and get rid of those annoying tags, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our safe and effective skin tag removal treatments.