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Skin Tag Removal

SUnderstanding Skin Tags
Skin tags are those small, soft flaps of skin that can appear anywhere on the body, often on the neck, armpits, or eyelids.

At-Home vs. Professional Removal
While there’s a temptation to remove skin tags yourself, it’s strongly discouraged. Here’s why:

  • Risk of Infection: Improper tools and techniques can introduce bacteria, leading to infection and scarring.
  • Incomplete Removal: DIY removal might not fully remove the base of the skin tag, increasing the chance of recurrence.
  • Bleeding and Irritation: Attempting removal without proper knowledge can cause unnecessary bleeding and irritation.

Safe and Effective Removal Options

Professional removal by a board certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Patel ensures a safe and effective outcome. Here are the most common methods:

  • Cryotherapy: This technique uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag, causing it to fall off naturally after a few weeks.
  • Excision: Using sterile tools, a dermatologist numbs the area and removes the skin tag with a scalpel or scissors.

Benefits of Professional Removal

  • Safe and Precise: A qualified professional ensures a safe and precise removal with minimal risk of infection or scarring.
  • Fast and Effective: Professional methods offer a quick and effective solution, often taking only minutes.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Techniques like cryotherapy involve minimal discomfort

Ready for Smooth, Skin Tag-Free Skin?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Parth Patel. Our team can assess your situation, recommend the most suitable removal method, and ensure a smooth, irritation-free outcome.

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