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Skin tag removal is a common cosmetic procedure offered at aesthetic clinics, designed to remove small growths of skin that protrude from the body. These benign skin tags are made up of blood vessels and collagen and can often be found on areas of the body where skin folds or rubs against itself, such as the neck or arms. While skin tags are typically harmless, they can be a source of discomfort or embarrassment for some individuals, mainly when they occur in visible or awkward locations. At Maris Clinic, our medical skin tag removal procedures are safe, quick, and effective, leaving patients with clear and smooth skin that can boost their self-esteem.


Skin tags are small, harmless growths that typically develop on the neck, armpits, eyelids, and other parts of the body where skin creases or folds. Although skin tags are usually harmless, they can be unsightly and occasionally cause discomfort or irritation when they rub against clothing or jewellery.

At an aesthetic clinic, a doctor or a trained specialist will first consult with you before proceeding with the skin tag removal process. During the consultation, the doctor will examine the skin tag you may want to remove and determine the best method of removal based on its size, location, and other factors. The doctor will also discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and answer any questions they may have.

In most cases, skin tags can be removed without local anaesthesia. However, larger skin tags may require local anaesthesia to numb the area before removal. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied before the procedure for multiple skin tags.

Various methods for removing skin tags include cryotherapy, surgical excision, and electrocautery. In cryotherapy, the skin tags are frozen with liquid nitrogen and removed. Surgical excision involves cutting the skin tag with a scalpel or scissors, and electrocautery uses a heated wire or needle to burn the skin tag off.

In some cases, laser surgery may also remove skin tags. Carbon dioxide lasers are typically used for this procedure. The laser cuts off the skin tag while under the effects of local anaesthesia. The laser cauterises the blood vessels as it cuts, so there is usually minimal bleeding or scarring.



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Before Care

  • Ensure that the skin around the skin tag is healthy and intact.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or other blood thinners for at least 48 hours before the scheduled treatment.
  • On the day of the treatment, do not apply any makeup or other cosmetics to the area that will be treated.


  • A doctor will consult with you before removing skin tags.
  • The doctor examines the skin tag you want to remove and decides which removal method is best.
  • The most effective removal method is also the safest and produces positive results. Most skin tags can be removed without the need for local anaesthesia. However, if you have larger growths, it may be necessary to use local anaesthesia. Multiple skin tags may require the application of a topical anaesthetic cream before the procedure.
  • The tags will be frozen with liquid nitrogen, and then they will be taken off with the help of local anaesthesia. Your doctor might also employ procedures like electric cautery and desiccation to burn skin tags. This procedure might need to be repeated several times to remove them permanently.
  • These days, laser surgery is used to eliminate skin tags. Carbon dioxide lasers are used to cut off skin tags while the person is under local anaesthesia.

After Care

  • Keep the treated area dry and clean to avoid infection.
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area.
  • Apply antibiotic cream to the treated area as instructed by the doctor.
  • Cover the treated area with a sterile dressing if necessary.
  • Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight.
  • If stitches are required, follow the doctor's instructions on how to care for the wound and the stitches.
  • Do not scratch or pick at the treated area to prevent scarring.
  • Contact the doctor immediately if there is any redness, swelling, or pain.

Side effects

  • Minor bleeding is a possible side effect after skin tag removal surgery.
  • Skin discolouration may occur temporarily due to burning or freezing during removal.
  • Skin redness and itching are common but temporary side effects of laser treatment for skin tag removal.


  • Skin tag removal is generally not painful. Most report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Local anaesthesia is sometimes used for larger skin tags or when particularly sensitive.
  • Skin tags that have been removed do not grow back. However, new skin tags can develop in other areas of the body over time.
  • Patients prone to developing skin tags can discuss preventive measures with their doctor.
  • The risks and complications associated with skin tag removal are minimal, and the procedure is considered safe.
  • The most common side effects are minor bleeding, skin discoloration, and temporary redness or itching. In rare cases, infection or scarring may occur.

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