Skin tag removal NYC

Tired of dealing with skin tags? These little lesions can sometimes feel like a big problem.  Luckily at Aglow Dermatology we have safe and effective solutions for skin tag removal.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are small, soft, benign growths that appear on the surface of the skin. They are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker than a person's normal skin color.  These lesions can range in size from a few millimeters to a few centimeters.

Skin tag location

skin tags on neck
The neck is a common location for skin tags

Skin tags can appear anywhere on the body, however, most common locations include areas where the skin folds or rubs against itself, such as:

  • neck
  • armpits
  • under the breasts
  • groin
  • buttock fold
  • eyelids

People often want to remove skin tags because they may itch, get irritated by clothing or jewelry or simply be unsightly.

Causes and risk factors for skin tags

Skin tags are harmless extra pieces of skin composed of collagen fibers and blood vessels. Their exact cause is not fully understood. Certain factors, however, may increase the likelihood of developing skin tags such as genetics, age, friction, obesity, and hormonal changes. 

How does a dermatologist remove skin tags?

There are many ways to remove skin tags. Skin tag removal procedures are safe and easy and would fall under the category of minor surgery. They generally involve a manner of destroying the lesions either with cold (cryotherapy), heat (cautery or laser skin tag removal), or simply cutting the skin tags off.

After care usually involves keeping the area clean and applying petrolatum. There is little risk of significant scarring. Our board-certified dermatologist will recommend the best treatment for you.

Does skin tag removal hurt?

We use local anesthesia with either in the form of a numbing cream or injection of lidocaine with epinephrine to keep the procedure comfortable.

Cost of skin tag removal

The cost of skin tag removal will depend on a number of factors.  In some cases medical insurance covers the cost.  In other circumstances removal of skin tags is a cosmetic procedure that the patient must pay for out-of-pocket. Number of lesions, size, location and manner of removal determine cost of skin tag removal either way.  At your consultation our dermatologist will advise you of the cost.

Conclusion-  Skin tag removal NYC

Looking for a dermatologist for skin tag removal? We have solutions. Schedule an appointment for a consultation to get started on your path to clear skin today!

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