Though harmless, if your skin tag affects your appearance or causes irritation, you may want it removed. At Mohave Dermatology in Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Pahrump, Nevada, the team of experienced dermatologists offers safe and effective skin tag removal treatments. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation to discuss treatment options for your skin tag or schedule an appointment online today.
Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are noncancerous skin growths. They’re very common and harmless.
They most often develop in areas of the body where the skin rubs together, like the underarms, neck, eyelids, or groin.
They look like a small cluster of skin hanging from a thin stalk. Skin tags are small and usually skin-colored, though they can appear darker.
Skin tags are harmless growths. However, if your growth is bothersome, you might consider skin tag removal.
You might want skin tag removal if it grows in a visible area like your face or neck, or if it causes discomfort or irritation.
They may remove your skin tag using a scalpel to shave or cut it off, or freeze your skin tag, so it falls off on its own. The team may also cauterize ― burn — the skin tag to remove it or stop it from bleeding.
Plus, it’s possible your skin tag isn’t a skin tag, but something else like a wart or skin cancer. Getting an evaluation from the experts at Mohave Dermatology ensures you get the right diagnosis and the best possible care.
Your dermatologist at Mohave Dermatology customizes your skin tag removal plan based on the location of your skin tag.
They may remove your skin tag using a scalpel to shave or cut it off, or freeze your skin tag so it falls off on its own. The team may also cauterize ― burn — the skin tag to remove it or stop it from bleeding.
After removal, your dermatologist provides at-home care instructions to ensure proper healing.
A scab forms within a few days after your skin tag removal. Once the scab naturally falls off, you may notice slight imperfections in your skin. However, the team at Mohave Dermatology has extensive experience with skin tag removal procedures, and you can expect minimal scarring.
When it comes to skin tag removal, you need a professional. Schedule your consultation by calling Mohave Dermatology or booking an appointment online today.