Skin Tags (cont.)
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Medications have no role in the treatment of skin tags.
Surgery for Skin Tags
Removal of skin tags can be accomplished by cutting with a blade or scissors, freezing with liquid nitrogen, or using electrocautery (burning). Removal is done in the doctor's office.
Local anesthesia (such as with injections or lidocaine or application of a topical anesthesia cream) may be indicated before the removal of larger skin tags. Tiny skin tags can typically be removed without anesthesia.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
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