What To Expect During Skin Tag Removal?

Skin tags are a type of benign growth that forms on the skin. In most cases, they form in areas of the body where friction occurs, such as the underarm area, groin, and neck. Although skin tags are harmless, they can be bothersome for some. If you have skin tags, then skin tag removal can help. This process removes the growth and leaves you with smooth, flat skin. Here is what you should know.

The Removal Process

On the day of the procedure, your healthcare provider will begin by cleaning the area and administering a local anesthetic if necessary. The removal method will then be carried out according to the plan discussed during your consultation. The process is usually quick and relatively painless, although you may feel some discomfort or a mild stinging sensation. At Skin M.D. and Beyond, Dr. Fiona Wright utilizes two main methods for removal. These are:

Electric Cautery

This method requires a small electrical current to burn off the skin tag.

Liquid Nitrogen

This involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag, which causes it to fall off over time. This method is the best option for individuals with fair complexions. Additionally, it works well for treating individuals with lesions on non-hair-bearing areas of the body. 

No matter the method, you can rest assured that the procedure will be performed in a safe and sterilized environment. After your procedure, Dr. Wright will provide instructions for caring for the treated area. This may include keeping it clean and dry, applying an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection, and avoiding activities that could irritate the skin. You may also be advised to avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight until it has fully healed.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Skin M.D. and Beyond, our priority is to provide exceptional care and personalized treatments for all our patients. Our non-invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures offer the benefits of traditional surgery without the negative side effects. With a focus on individualized care and natural-looking results, we strive to help each patient feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. When it comes to skin tag removal, our highly trained staff, led by Dr. Fiona Wright, will carefully listen to your concerns and create a customized plan tailored to your needs and goals. 

Experience the difference at Skin M.D. and Beyond – where your satisfaction is our top priority. Call our Plano, Texas, office today at  972-608-0808 to schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist Plano, TX