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Skin Tags

Where Are Skin Tags On The Body?


Skin tags are very common and can form on almost any part of the body. In fact, many people have one or two skin tags on different parts of the body. Body parts, where skin-on-skin or skin-on-clothing friction occurs, are more likely to produce skin tags.

The armpit

The neck

The groin

The eyelids

Small skin tag.

The Skin Tag Removal Process


There are various methods we can use to successfully remove a skin tag. A BHSkin dermatologist will thoroughly discuss these options with you, including the pros and cons of each approach. Depending on the location of your skin tag, and a variety of other factors, one method may be recommended over another.

At our Glendale and Encino clinics, we regularly perform each of the different types of procedures and are confident about our ability to remove any type of skin tag in a safe and effective manner.

The most common skin tag removal treatments include:

  • Excision of the skin tag
  • Cryotherapy: the skin tag is frozen off of your skin using liquid nitrogen. This freezing may be especially common for large skin tags or if there are multiple tags. This method usually minimizes blood loss and/or scarring.
  • Cauterization, or burning, is done to remove the unwanted tissue.

What to Expect


Before the Treatment

Your BHSkin Dermatology professional will thoroughly consult with you before removing your skin tag. A skin tag removal dermatologist will discuss with you the different potential treatment options and why one treatment may be more appropriate than another. Your skin care specialist will also answer any questions you may have and will happily discuss our many success stories.

During the Treatment

What happens during the treatment depends on the type of treatment provided. If your skin tag removal dermatologist will be excising the skin tag, then we might use a local anesthetic, especially if the tag has nerve endings in it. If your skin tag is relatively small, then we probably won’t need to use stitches to close the wound.

With cryotherapy, we’ll place a small amount of liquid nitrogen on the skin tag. After that, the frozen tissue will dry up and fall off.

During cauterization, a heated metal probe or chemical will burn off the skin tags. This method is the most likely to leave a small scar.

You may experience minor discomfort during any one of the above procedures. However, skin tag removal is usually very quick and seamless for the most part.

After the Treatment

It’s not uncommon to notice some swelling, redness, or mild pain at the site following excision, cryotherapy, or cauterization. The best thing to do after your skin tag removal is to keep the area clean, moisturized, and don’t pick any scabs. If you experience any signs of an infection, then you should visit our office immediately.  Fortunately, most patients report no side effects after their skin tag removal. You should be able to immediately return to your everyday activities with a newfound sense of self-confidence.

Laser Therapies/Light-Based Therapies

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is a gentle and long-lasting solution that reduces unevenly toned areas of the skin, redness, and pimples caused by rosacea. The VBeam Laser penetrates visible blood vessels as a way to reduce redness and inflammation.

Locations


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1505 Wilson Terrace
Suite 240
Glendale, CA 91206

Don Mehrabi MD in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino Tarzana, and Glendale. Same/Next Day / Saturday appt.

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16030 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 140
Encino, CA 91436

Don Mehrabi MD in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino Tarzana, and Glendale. Same/Next Day / Saturday appt.

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