Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are common harmless growths that hang off the skin. These flesh-colored or brownish growths are made up of skin tissue that has grown in an abnormal pattern so that it protrudes from the surrounding skin.

Skin tags are not a health problem. They usually don’t cause discomfort unless they get nicked during shaving or rubbed excessively by clothing. However, patients may find these tags unsightly – especially if they are large, numerous, or located on a visible area of the body or face.

What Causes Skin Tags?

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Middle age
  • Friction from clothing
  • Patients with a metabolic syndrome or diabetics due to Insulin Resistance
  • Viruses

Skin Tag Removal

Treatment time takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Dr. Solomon uses a special device to remove skin tags cosmetically without leaving noticeable scars. The procedure is done under local anesthesia at Solomon Cosmetic Center and does not require preoperative preparation. Cryotherapy (freezing) is used by some practitioners but this method can cause hypopigmentation of the skin.

Aftercare

There is no downtime associated with skin tag removal; however, the treatment area will dry out and crust over for several days. Do not pick, peel or pull the area of treatment and let it heal on its own.  Within a few weeks, the skin will fall off and the treated area will return to normal skin quality.


Contact Dr. George Solomon for all of your cosmetic dermatology needs and learn more about our aesthetic procedures that can make you look and feel younger. Dr. Solomon attracts patients come from all over Florida including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Palm Harbor, and Largo. For a free consultation please call 727-288-9988.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of any treatment may vary.