What Should I Do About My Skin Tags?Jul 26, 2021
Skin tags can be annoying and maybe you’re considering removing them yourself. You may have read articles recommending certain products or techniques for removing skin tags at home.
However, just because you can remove them at home, doesn’t mean you should. We strongly recommend you avoid any do-it-yourself skin tag removal methods and seek advice from a medical professional.
A bunch of great reasons! Here are a couple of the biggest ones to keep in mind:
1) It might not be a skin tag. It’s possible that you may think that the growth looks like a skin tag, but it may actually be a different type of skin growth, possibly something more serious. Having a medical professional examine and medically assess the growth before any treatment is performed ensures your health and safety.
2) Using at-home remedies to remove skin tags could cause more damage. Bleeding, infection, partial removal and even scarring and some of the possibilities.
The safest, most effective way to get rid of skin tags is by making an appointment with a dermatology professional. They’ll be able to medically examine your skin to make sure there are no serious issues. If the growths are assessed to be benign skin tags, they can remain untreated or be cosmetically treated for a small fee.
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and we’re committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
You can feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin check. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Robert J. Zabel, D.O., Board Certified Dermatologist
Terry Larimer, PA-C
Sheila Cavallaro, PA-C