Skin tags are small, harmless growths that appear anywhere on the skin – most commonly on the eyelids, neck and armpits. They resemble a piece of soft hanging skin, and typically develop in areas of friction, where skin rubs against skin or clothing. Although skin tags can rub or fall off on their own, many do require medical removal.
Skin tags can be effectively removed through a number of procedures, including excision, cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen), or electrocautery (an electrically heated needle).
Small skin tags can usually be removed without any local freezing, although larger tags may require a topical or local anesthesia. Patients will work with Dr. Harris to determine the best approach for the removal of the tags.