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Skin Tags removal

What is a Skin Tag?

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Skin tags are bits of flesh-colored or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk (pedunculated).

How to Remove Skin Tags?

Skin tags can be easily removed in the doctor's office by tying or cutting them after injecting a small amount of a local anesthetic. Freezing, a technique sometimes used to remove warts or other benign lesions of the skin, is also sometimes performed for the removal of skin tags.

Moles

What is a Mole?

Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.

How Do I Know if a Mole Is Cancer?

  • Asymmetry. One half of the mole does not match the other half.

  • Border. The border or edges of the mole are ragged, blurred, or irregular.

  • Color. The color of the mole is not the same throughout or has shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red.

  • Diameter. The diameter of a mole is larger than the eraser of a pencil.

  • Evolution. The mole is changing in size, shape, or color. 

How are Moles Removed?

  • Cutting it off. Skin tags may be snipped off with a scalpel or surgical scissors. Some moles can be "shaved" off flush with the skin. Other moles may have cells that go underneath the skin, so your doctor might make a deeper cut to remove the entire mole and prevent it from growing back. This cut may require stitches.

  • Freezing it with liquid nitrogen. Your doctor will swab or spray a small amount of super-cold liquid nitrogen on the mole or skin tag. You might have a small blister where the mole or skin tag was, but it will heal on its own