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Skin tags, or acrochordons, are small, soft skin growths that, while usually benign and harmless, can be frustrating to deal with. Some of them go unnoticed and naturally, painlessly fall off, but they can be noticeable and require extra help to remove.

Skin tags commonly occur on the underarms, eyelids, groin folds, the base of the neck, and under the breasts. They range in appearance, but are commonly smooth or slightly wrinkled, and can be slightly browner than the flesh or otherwise irregular in color. Some skin tags hang from the skin.

Our team offers a variety of skin tag removal options, such as:

  • Removing with scissors

  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen

  • Burning​

For your comfort, appropriate anesthesia can be used during treatment depending on the size of the skin tag as well as what you want.

Am I a good candidate?

A consultation with our team in San Ramon, Ca, is the best way to determine if you could benefit from either of these removal procedures. They will be able to give you feedback about your skincare concerns as well as determine which of these removal methods is best for you and your goals.

It is important to remember that results will vary with all procedures.

How Does Laser Skin Tag Removal Work?

Most removals can now be done in an outpatient facility. Doctors will use a mild anesthetic or numbing agent on your skin to keep the treatment from being at all painful. The lasers will work to burn skin tags off your body. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds.

Removal Takes Under 20 Minutes


Depending on where your skin tags are located, and how many you have, treatments will take just 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll be alert the whole time, without having to endure the actual effects of the laser on your skin.

People often consider laser treatment when the skin tag has a small stalk. It’s the ‘go-to’ option for skin tags that are harder to treat, or in places that can feel impossible to remove. Because the laser also helps to cauterize the area, you won’t experience any bleeding.

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