Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags may not seem like a big problem to others, but if these growths cause you frequent annoyance, pain, or embarrassment, talk to the experienced dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists about skin tag removal. The expert team serves the communities from multiple locations in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona, and can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your skin to personalize your treatment plan. Learn more by calling the nearest office or booking your consultation online today.

Skin Tag Removal Q&A

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags are noncancerous growths that can be found almost anywhere on your body. You’ll usually notice them in areas where skin friction is common, such as your armpits, groin, or neck. Risk factors for skin tags include:

  • Friction from surrounding skin or clothing
  • Family history of skin tags
  • Being middle-aged or older
  • Being overweight and obese due to friction between skin folds
  • Hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy

Skin tags vary in shape, size, and color, ranging from long and thin to squatty growths. They may blend in with the surrounding skin or be pink or reddish.

How can skin tag removal help me?

It’s vital to have a comprehensive skin evaluation from the experts at Skin Care Specialists to differentiate between skin tags and malignant (cancerous) growths, which are a more severe problem.

Also, while skin tags are far less dangerous than malignant growths, they can be irritating or painful if they rub or catch on your clothing, zippers, or jewelry. If they’re accidentally pinched or torn, they may bleed.

If you find your skin tags bothersome and want a solution, the skilled dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists can address your concerns with guidance on removal options that emphasize safety.

What can I expect during skin tag removal?

Your customized treatment plan at Skin Care Specialists may involve:

Surgical removal

Surgically removing a skin tag involves carefully separating the skin tag at its base with medical-grade scissors or a scalpel.


Your dermatologist uses meticulously controlled liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tag.


This procedure uses an electric current. While cryotherapy freezes the growth off, electrosurgery uses heat to remove it.


For this method, your provider carefully ties off the base of the skin tag. With its blood supply interrupted, the growth falls off on its own, usually within a few days.

Your Skin Care Specialists provider will discuss all your treatment options and find the solution that best accommodates your needs.

Whether you want to pursue skin tag removal for aesthetic reasons or to be free of nagging discomfort, you can expect empathy and effective care from Skin Care Specialists. To schedule your evaluation, book online or reach out to the nearest office by phone today.