Skin Tag Removal Treatments
A skin tag is a tiny, benign, outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. It is medically termed an achrocordon. Skin tags look like tiny bits of "hanging" skin and typically occur in sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin.
Removal of skin tags can be accomplished by cutting with a blade or scissors, freezing with liquid nitrogen, or using electrocautery (burning).
Local anesthesia (such as with injections of lidocaine or application of a topical anesthesia cream) may be indicated before the removal of larger skin tags. Tiny skin tags can typically be removed without anesthesia.