Skin Tag Destruction and Removal

Skin tags are technically called “acrochordons.” These are small, benign overgrowths of skin that form on the skin. They are very common on the neck, face, underarms, and groin, although they can form anywhere on the body.

These small lesions are very quickly and painlessly removed using different techniques.

For small lesions from 1-2 mm in diameter, I use electrocautery. This device is very quick and precise, and the procedure takes only seconds for one lesion.

If you have a surgically-placed, battery-powered device such as a defibrillator or pacemaker, I have heat cautery available.

What is the downtime after the procedure?

Downtime after cautery is virtually none. Similar to any trauma on the skin, be sure to keep treated areas out of direct sunlight.

If areas will be exposed to sunlight, but generous with your mineral sunscreen.

UV exposure over any areas that are still healing will cause discoloration during the healing process and will delay or even prevent optimum results.

When can I go swimming?

If you are a healthy individual, you may swim in 5-7 days after snip removal. You may swim immediately after cautery.

For larger tags that hang off of your skin, a numbing agent is utilized, and the lesion is quickly and painlessly removed in a few seconds.

Another frequently asked question is:

Do the tags grow back?

The skin tags I remove will NOT grow back, however, the tendency for skin tags is genetic (maybe your parents or grandparents had them) and also due to hormonal factors. So although the ones I remove will not grow back, they can still continue to sprout in other places.

Don’t worry, though! Certain measures can be taken to avoid growth of other tags. We will discuss this during our visit together!

Visit cost begins at $50 for one snip removal and/or $50 for 1-5 cauterized lesions.

Call or text 813-738-1971 to learn more about pricing for additional lesions.

You do not need to live with skin tags forever!

“Be comfortable. Feel confident. Love the skin you’re in.”

– Patricia M. Delgado, DNP