Skin Tag Removal Specialist

Glendale Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Glendale, CA

The providers at Glendale Dermatology provide skin tag removal services for patients from in and around the Greater Los Angeles area at their practice located in Glendale, California.

Skin Tag Removal Q & A

Glendale Dermatology

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are small, soft skin growths that typically appear on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts. Skin tags are harmless but can be annoying or unattractive. Skin tags rarely develop into serious conditions like skin cancer. While almost everyone develops a skin tag at some point in their lives, some people may have several of these small growths, sometimes into the hundreds. Middle aged people who are overweight or obese are most likely to develop skin tags.

How Are Skin Tags Removed?

The physicians at Glendale Dermatology use a variety of techniques to remove skin tags. Depending on the size and location of the skin tag, the provider may freeze or burn it off. The provider may cut the skin tag off with sharp sterile scissors. The freezing technique is typically performed with the application of liquid nitrogen. There is a slight stinging sensation and the skin tag falls off within a few days following treatment. The burning treatment applies a short burst of heat energy to the skin tag, destroying the cells and cauterizing any circulatory connection to the rest of the body. The tag scabs and falls off soon after treatment. For larger skin tags, it may be more effective to have a dermatologist cut them off. The provider will typically numb the area and then remove the tag with a scalpel. This treatment is quick, effective, and unlikely to scar.

Can I Remove Skin Tags at Home?

There is a variety of skin tag removing products on the market, but the providers at Glendale Dermatology do not recommend that a person tries to remove a skin tag on their own. When a person tries to remove a skin tag at home he or she is putting him or herself at risk of infection and unnecessary scarring. Going to a dermatologist for skin tag removal ensures that the tag is removed in a sterile and safe environment which reduces the risk of infection. The dermatologists are also experienced in removing skin tags and can complete the procedure with minimal scarring. Whereas at home solutions could harm more of the surrounding skin that necessary leaving a scar that looks worse than the skin tag did.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Medicare
Tricare
UMR
United Healthcare