Skin Tag Removal in Singapore
Get your skin tag removed by our doctor in our Singapore clinic today.
A skin tag (aka acrochordons) is a small growth of extra skin commonly found on the body’s surface. Skin tags are usually harmless and do not cause any pain or discomfort. However, some people choose to remove their skin tags for cosmetic reasons.
What Are The Treatment Options Available for Skin Tag Removal?
As mentioned above, our dermatologists have 3 main treatments for skin tag removals, cryotherapy, surgery and cautery. Patients commonly misidentify the skin condition that they are facing. Warts, skin tags, angiomas, melanoma, and moles have similar treatment options. However, different skin conditions have different risks like cancers and other worrying conditions. Additionally, doctors will recommend different forms of treatment for skin tags in different areas of your body (like your eyelids, neck, or genitals). Therefore, getting a proper diagnosis from an experienced doctor.
Cryotherapy Skin Tag Treatment
Cryotherapy is a skin tag and wart removal method that uses extreme cold to destroy the tissue. This method is often used for minor skin growths, such as warts and skin tags. You should expect minimal scarring and downtime with this form of treatment.
The procedure is quick and relatively painless. A small probe is placed against the skin tag. The probe is cooled to a very low temperature, destroying the tissue. Another approach is using a form of liquid nitrogen spray to freeze off the skin tag.
Cautery – Laser Removal of Skin Tag
Cautery refers to burning the skin tissue with an electrode that sends a high current to the area. The patient might feel some discomfort during or after the treatment. However, this is minimal, and the cautery procedure only lasts a few minutes.
Another more common way to burn off you skin tag is through the use of lasers. Laser removal is an effective way to remove skin tags. A laser sends out a concentrated beam of light that vaporizes the tag. The laser can also be used to remove other types of growths, such as warts and moles.
Lastly, a patient might need a minor surgical procedure if the skin tag is large enough. This treatment option involves the dermatologist or doctor using a pair of surgical scissors to snip off the skin tag.
Here are some frequently asked questions from patients in Singapore:
How much does the skin tag removal cost?
The price of a skin tag removal treatment in our Singapore clinic is $300 for upto 3 skin tags. Any additional skin tags would be $50 each.
Does it hurt to have a skin tag removed?
You should not feel much discomfort during any of the treatment options. Generally, the treatments are fast and pain-free.
Does skin tag removal leave scars?
There is a small risk of scars forming, but this is typically very low and should not be a significant concern. In our Singapore clinic, our dermatologists will usually provide patients with antibiotic creams for application after the treatment. The application of the cream is to reduce the chance of scarring.
Can I cut off a skin tag with nail clippers?
No, it would be best if you did not try to cut off your skin tag with nail clippers or scissors. There is a significant risk of infection and scar formation if you try to cut off your skin tags. It would be best if you went to your doctor for the appropriate medical treatment.
What causes skin tags (acrochordons)?
Skin tags are usually harmless growths. They are usually small, only a few millimetres wide, although some may grow larger. They can appear all over the body, including near the eyelids, neck, groin, genital area, armpits and inner tighs. They generally appear in areas where the skin rubs against themselves. Therefore are usually more common in overweight or pregnant people.
Certain studies have found that HPV (human papillomavirus) causes more skin tags and benign lesions formation.
Where do skin tags normally appear at?
Skin tags can appear anywhere on your body, from eyelids to groin areas. The most common areas that skin tags appear in are the armpits, neck, and eyelids.
Do skin tags grow back?
Skin tags are not typically considered to be a medical issue, and as such, they do not usually require treatment. However, it can be removed if a skin tag is bothersome or causes discomfort. There is a slight chance that skin tags may grow back after being removed, but this is typically rare.