Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags, also called skin tabs, are small pockets or flaps of excess skin that hang from the body. Unlike moles, which may be cancerous, skin tags are entirely harmless. They are, however, unsightly and can be painful if touched or snagged.

Skin tag removal is a viable option to remove these uncomfortable skin flaps and restore your appearance. Don't suffer with skin tags: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordon, form naturally over time and are not a sign of an ongoing illness or cancer. Skin tags can occur in both genders, but are much more common in women than men. Skin tags can occur anywhere in the body, but most frequently appear on the:

Age and weight are the main contributing factors that cause skin tags. Skin tags appear much more frequently in the elderly, and much more frequently in those who have recently gained weight.

Regardless of the cause, skin tags should not be treated with “natural” skin tag removal or home skin tag removal, as these methods are unsafe and untested. The best skin tag removal is performed by an experienced medical professional with skin tag surgery.

Skin Tag Removal Surgery

Skin tag surgery is very similar to mole removal surgery. During the procedure:

Skin tag removal is an outpatient procedure and is considered minimally-invasive. As such, it has very little recovery time and scars that are tiny or not visible altogether. Skin tags vary in amount and size from person to person, so the cost of skin tag removal depends on your individual treatment needs.

Schedule a Skin Tag Consultation

You don't have to live with unsightly or potentially harmful skin tags. Skin tag removal surgery provides a safe, effective and minimally-painful way to address skin tabs. It's time to take your skin back, to schedule a consultation call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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