Skin Growth Removal
A skin tag is a common type of soft-tissue skin growth that often forms on the face, under the armpits, or under the breasts. Nearly everyone will develop at least one skin tag during his or her lifetime, and some people have more than 100. Although they are harmless, many are uncomfortable with the appearance of skin tags, especially those in plain sight on the eyelids or neck. Dr. Paine can perform a skin tag removal procedure to safely eliminate your skin growths and achieve your desired appearance.
What Is a Skin Tag?
A skin tag, or acrochordon, is a small, benign growth of soft skin tissue. Skin tags are often confused with a wart or mole, but appear more balloon-like and tend to hang from the skin. They are often the same color as your skin, but may appear slightly darker. Both men and women can develop skin tags, and they have been linked to obesity and older age. Some skin tags may fall off on their own, but most remain on the skin unless removed.
Skin tags are most commonly found on the:
- Beneath the breasts
Dr. A. James Paine, Jr. can be safely remove skin tags with professional treatment.
How Are Skin Tags Removed?
Dr. Paine will describe your skin tag removal procedure in detail during your consultation. Most skin tags can be removed with little pain or discomfort to the patient and require no anesthesia. Removing a skin tag will not cause others to grow in its place.
Dr. Paine will perform the skin tag removal using one of the following methods:
- Tying the tag off at the base using thread or sutures
- Cutting off the tag at the base
The ideal treatment for you will be based on the size and location of your skin tag. Following your treatment, you will be able to get back to your normal routine with little to no downtime. You may experience some minor discomfort such as numbness, but this should fade within a day.
Skin Tag Removal
Contact our office to schedule your skin tag removal consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. A. James Paine, Jr., at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery.