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What gets rid of skin tags?

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Dr. Mike Bowman answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Have 'em removed: They can be easily removed in the office.

Answered 9/2/2015

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Dr. Todd Sisto answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Surgical scissors &: Cryotherapy.

Answered 4/25/2015

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Dr. Francisco Agullo answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Removal: Skin tags can be easily removed surgically, with lasers, or burned. See a plastic surgeon.

Answered 7/22/2013

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Dr. Annette Occhialini answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Excision: Skin tags are removed by either snipping them off or burning them off. It can usually be done with minimal local anesthetic or even without anesthetic.

Answered 6/28/2013

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Cut them: Skin tags must be cut or burned off. A plastic surgeon can easily perform this for you with a small amount of local anesthesia given in the office.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Skin tags: Skin tags commonly occur on the neck, armpits (axilla) and inner thighs (groin). They are easily treated with simple excision.

Answered 1/21/2014

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Dr. Slade Suchecki answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

A sign...?: Skin tags (acrochordons) can be precursors or signs of Insulin resistance and diabetes. Though they are benign and harmless, easily removed, ask yourself why you have them - consider annual physical and screening labs.

Answered 1/5/2019

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