Skin tags are more common than you might think, and the vast majority of them don’t necessitate skin tag removal. Of course, if you’re concerned about aesthetics or your skin tag is causing you pain then that’s more than reason enough to have it removed. Wondering how the removal process works? Here’s what you need to know.
One of the most common methods of skin tag removal is cryotherapy. This procedure is efficient and effective for removing skin tags from your body.
During a cryotherapy treatment, your dermatologist will utilize liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen will be applied to your skin via a small tool for a few seconds and then you’ll be done! Once you leave your dermatologist’s office, you’ll be asked to monitor your skin tag. It should fall off in a few short days.
Other methods of removing skin tags include radiofrequency ablation, later treatment, and surgical removal. In some cases, skin tags can be snipped off with surgical tools at your dermatologist’s office if you are unopposed to a more invasive treatment option. No matter which option you choose, rest assured skin tag removal is a safe and effective process.