Skin Tag Removal in Boston, MA
Approximately one in four adults has skin tags. Although the abnormal growths do not pose a medical concern, they are cosmetic issues for men and women in Boston, Lexington and surrounding areas of Massachusetts. Aspire Medical Spa offers skin tag removal to help you feel more confident about your appearance. All of our procedures are performed by the medical staff of a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon.
What is Skin Tag Removal?
A skin tag is a benign abnormal growth that is attached to the surface of the skin by a stalk. Your physician may use other terms to describe the issue, such as fibroepithelial polyps, soft warts and soft fibromas. Genetics seems to play a large role in determining who will develop skin tags, and older patients experience skin tags more often than children and younger patients. Other risk factors for skin tags are pregnancy and Crohn’s Disease.
Skin tags most often develop on the neck, groin, underarms, eyelids and upper chest, which means that skin tags are prone to irritation from contact with surrounding skin or your clothing.
What are the Benefits of Skin Tag Removal?
You may consider skin tag removal if the growth presents a cosmetic concern or to alleviate any irritation and chafing. Skin tags on the eyelids may interfere with vision and normal eye function.
How Does Skin Tag Removal Work?
Skin tag removal can be performed via scalpel, electrocautery or freezing. Once the skin tag is removed, it will not regrow, but you may develop other skin tags in the same area.
Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Tag Removal?
A visual examination of the growth is typically sufficient to determine if you have a skin tag. We may recommend having the tissue sent to a lab if we suspect that another condition is present.
What Should I Expect from Skin Tag Removal?
Larger skin tags may require local anesthesia, but most skin tags can be removed without anesthesia. You should not need sutures after the procedure.
A person who has skin tags is prone to developing the abnormal growths, and there is no successful method for preventing them.
How Much Does Skin Tag Removal Cost in Boston, MA?
Skin tag removal costs vary by patient, so we provide cost information after the medical aesthetic consultation. If you are interested in making affordable, convenient payments for the procedure, financing is available. Please note we charge a “no show” fee should you miss your free consultation or any of your treatment appointments.
Skin tags develop in areas where other people can see the growths. If you are self-conscious because of your skin tags, make an online appointment today for a free medical aesthetic consultation at Aspire Medical Spa. We proudly serve the Boston, Lexington and surrounding areas of Massachusetts.
*Individual results may vary.