Skin tags are often confused with other conditions. Skin tags are very common and appear as flesh or brown-colored appendages 1-3mm in size. They may appear anywhere on the body but are more commonly found on the neck, armpits (axillae), and groin. They usually represent only a cosmetic concern and are generally benign (not cancerous) in nature. However, symptoms that require attention are draining, color changes, irritation, itching, or interference with clothing.
Celibre Medical does not remove skin tags with laser treatments. To view a list of Celibre Medical Los Angeles laser treatments, please go to celibre.com/skin-rej-overview.
Skin tags are best treated with cryosurgery, electrodessication, or cut out at the base with a scalpel rather than with cosmetic medical lasers.
Photo courtesy of Dermnet New Zealand.
Lori Haney, RN, MEP-C
Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer