Skin tags are harmless growths, but they may occur in highly visible areas or cause discomfort. At Orlando Dermatology Center in Oviedo, Orlando, and Lake Mary, Florida, the team of dermatology experts provides skin tag removal to get rid of the growths, improving your appearance and relieving pain. Call the office near you today or book your skin tag removal appointment online.
Skin tags are the result of an overproduction of cells that make up the top layer of your skin, creating stalk-like growths. Skin tags, also called acrochordons, are harmless and common.
They tend to develop in areas where the skin folds, such as the armpits, eyelids, or neck. It’s theorized that the extra growth of skin cells occurs because of the friction created by the folding skin.
Though most skin tags are small, some are longer than a centimeter (or a 1/4-inch). They don’t negatively affect the body, but skin tags may affect the appearance or cause discomfort because of the rubbing.
If you have a skin tag in a place where the extra skin rubs up against something and causes discomfort, then you should consider skin tag removal. This might include a skin tag on the neck that rubs up against the collar of your shirt or a skin tag on the eyelid that irritates the lid or the eye.
Orlando Dermatology Center also suggests considering skin tag removal if you don’t like the way the harmless growth affects your look. The team includes board-certified dermatologists who specialize in aesthetics and understand how skin growths affect appearance.
The team uses innovative tools and techniques when removing skin tags so you get the best cosmetic outcomes.
Your dermatologist at Orlando Dermatology Center customizes your skin tag removal treatment plan at your consultation and discusses the process with you.
Skin tag removal is a quick, in-office procedure. Some of the techniques they may use include:
The team cleans the skin and uses a local anesthetic to numb the area before removing the skin tag. The procedure only takes a few minutes and you can resume your usual routine after.
You can expect the area of the skin tag removal to scab over within a few days. Once healed, you may have a faint, barely noticeable scar.
Call Orlando Dermatology Center today or book your skin tag removal consultation online.