Fast & Painless Skin Tag Removal in the Twin Cities
Medical Tattoo Centers of America offers various skin care treatments to help you look and feel your best. While skin tags typically don’t present a serious health concern, you don’t have to live with these small, fleshy skin growths if they bother you. Our in-office skin tag removal treatments are designed around your unique needs and are quick, virtually painless, and most importantly, effective. Schedule a free consultation today!
Why Choose Medical Tattoo Centers of America?
- Rapid Skin Tag Removal
Skin tag removal procedures typically require only a few minutes, making them easy to fit into even the most hectic schedules.
- Minimally Invasive, Painless Procedures
Medically administered skin tag treatments include topical anesthesia to ensure removal is as comfortable as possible.
- Fast Recovery Time
Skin growth removal requires zero downtime, allowing patients to return to their normal schedules on the day of treatment.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, soft, flesh-colored growths that hang off the skin. They often feature a stalk (peduncle), which forms the attachment between the growth and the surrounding skin. Tags are harmless and are not typically painful. However, many people find their skin becomes irritated when these growths rub against or get caught on clothing or jewelry.
Skin tags are extremely common. Approximately 50 to 60% of adults will develop at least one during their lifetime. It’s unclear what exactly causes these benign skin protrusions, but researchers believe friction may play a role in their development as they typically appear in skin creases and folds.
How Does Skin Tag Removal Work?
Medically administered skin growth removal treatments are typically performed in one of three ways: cryotherapy, surgical removal, or electrocauterization. Here’s how each treatment works.
During this procedure, your provider will apply liquid nitrogen, argon, or carbon dioxide to the skin tag, which will instantly freeze the growth, as well as a small area of the surrounding skin. You may feel a slight, uncomfortable sensation during the application process, which may continue for a few minutes after the treatment is complete. The skin tag will fall off on its own after approximately 10 to 14 days.
During this procedure, your provider will use surgical scissors or a scalpel to remove the growth instantly. Skin tags do contain blood vessels, so the treatment area may produce a small amount of blood, both during and after the procedure. Only a qualified professional can ensure the incision is properly placed to prevent excessive bleeding.
Skin tag cauterization involves the use of a handheld electric device to burn the growth. With this device, your provider will use electricity to heat the target tissues. This procedure induces a thermal injury, which effectively kills the skin cells that comprise the growth. Within a few days, the skin tag will fall off on its own.
When you schedule a consultation for skin tag removal at our Twin Cities clinic, we’ll sit down with you to determine the most suitable skin growth removal procedure for your needs. After your consultation, we’ll schedule you for the procedure itself.
To ensure maximum privacy and comfort, you’ll be the only patient in our office at the time of your appointment. Before we proceed with your skin growth removal, we’ll numb the treatment area with a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
Skin Tag Treatments: Recovery & Aftercare
Regardless of the removal method your provider recommends, you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after you leave our clinic. Aftercare instructions vary according to the type of treatment you receive, as well as your skin’s response to the procedure. Always follow your provider’s instructions closely to ensure the treatment area heals satisfactorily.
Though at-home skin tag treatments are widely available, they’re largely ineffective. You should never attempt to remove your own skin tags with any type of tool, as you may experience heavy bleeding and significant discomfort.
Schedule a Consultation for Skin Tag Removal
Looking for skin tag removal in the Twin Cities? Let’s talk. At Medical Tattoo Centers of America, our medically licensed skin tag removal specialists truly care about helping you look and feel your best. At our state-of-the-art clinic, we place the privacy, health, and comfort of our patients above all else and offer special discounts for healthcare workers, teachers, veterans, and active military personnel.
To learn more, give us a call at 612-770-0000 or feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation online.