We Provide Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags are a common harmless skin growth that bothers many people. These small tags of hanging skin are benign and can vary in number on the body. Most skin tags are flesh-colored and tend to develop on the neck, face, eyelid, under the arms or breasts, and in the upper body. Skin tags do not need treatment, but some patients wish to have them removed if they are large or multiple ones. Tru-Skin Dermatology offers skin tag assessment and removal to patients in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas. We have state-of-the-art clinics in Austin, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Bulverde/Spring Branch, Cedar Park, Hallettsville, La Grange, and Round Rock to serve you.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags are a common skin issue. The small tags are made of cores of fibers, ducts, fat cells, nerve cells, and skin. Skin tags develop after birth and as we age. Obesity is known as one cause of some skin tags. Hormone elevations during pregnancy also cause some skin tags to form. People with diabetes or thyroid disease tend to form skin tags. Though they are unsightly to come people, skin tags are usually harmless. There is not a clear answer as to what causes skin tags, but some experts believe they happen when clusters of blood vessels and collagen get trapped inside thick pieces of skin. They are most common in skin folds and creases. This may be caused by skin rubbing against other skin.
Removal of Dangerous Skin Tags
In most skin tag cases, it isn’t necessary to medically remove skin tags. The times a doctor may advise a biopsy and removal include if your skin tag:
- Continuously Bleeds
- Continues Growing
- Is Multiple Colors
Removal Methods Of Skin Tags
We’ll assess your skin tags before deciding on the type of removal for the best cosmetic result. We’ll usually administer a local anesthetic for numbing followed by one of these removal methods:
- Snipping with medical scissors or scalpel
- Freezing with liquid nitrogen
- Burning with electrocautery
Choosing Tru-Skin Dermatology For Your Skin Tag Needs
We understand there are many local dermatology options. Our physician-owned practice focuses on keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy. We’re always on top of the latest techniques to make sure you get the most effective treatments. We want to help you maintain healthy skin by offering a variety of cosmetic dermatology procedures. We’ll remove your skin tags and alleviate any other skin issues to help you look and feel your best. Contact us for a consultation today.
Contact Tru-Skin Dermatology Today
If you are embarrassed or annoyed by skin tags, contact Tru-Skin Dermatology to discuss removal. Our removal techniques are as painless as possible with lasting results. Skin tags are not preventable and may show up as you age, but we can stay on top of the removal process. We’ll examine your skin tags and determine the best option for removal. We offer skin tag removals at each of our state-of-the-art clinics in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.