Skin Tags Are Annoying—Here's How to Remove Them

Katharine McEntee
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Have you ever gotten a bump on your skin and thought: What is that? We’ve been there too, plenty of times. While more often than not, we go about ignoring our blemishes, there are some bumps that are worthy of making an appointment with the dermatologist. Cue skin tags, not a mole nor a pimple, these tiny little bumps of tissue might look worrisome; however, Michele Farber, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group says so is not the case. While skin tags are benign, for cosmetic reasons, Farber says many people have them removed. Intrigued by these common bumps, we asked Farber and Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD, clinical attending at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and dermatologist at Marmur Medical, just how to remove skin tags.

Since it is unlikely for skin tags to go away on their own, the only way to get rid of them is in-office removal. And, while that doesn’t sound the most pleasant, the process is relatively painless, says Levin. To learn more about skin tags as well as how to remove them, keep reading.

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