Skin Tag Removal in Atlanta, GA
Skin tags are not a serious medical concern, but many people want skin tag removal because the growths are bothersome. Betsy Horton, MD, of Omega MedSpa offers skin tag removal for residents in Atlanta, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Newnan, Eagles Landing, Hampton, LaGrange, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is a Skin Tag?
A skin tag is akin to a mole with the primary difference being that skin tags have a short stalk. These benign small bumps are the most common types of growths found on the skin. Certain risk factors have been associated with skin tags, such as obesity and being middle-aged. The growths may develop anywhere on the body, but are most often found on the groin area, eyelids, breast crease, armpits and neck.
Benefits of Skin Tag Removal
Not all skin tags need to be removed. Cases in which Dr. Horton recommends removal involve skin tags that cause irritation or significant cosmetic concerns. A medical professional should remove the skin tag to ensure that excessive bleeding and scarring does not occur.
How Is Skin Tag Removal Performed?
Several methods are used for skin tag removal, such as freezing, cauterization and excision.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Tag Removal?
If you have an abnormal growth on your skin, we recommend that you be evaluated by Dr. Horton. If she determines that the growth is a benign skin tag, she will explain the best approach for removal.
What to Expect from Skin Tag Removal
Removing a skin tag does not cause additional tags to develop. You may have a slight wound where the tag was removed if Dr. Horton cuts the growth from the skin.
How Long is the Recovery After Skin Tag Removal?
Skin tag removal does not require a recovery period. Depending on the nature and location of the skin tag, you may have a slight wound that requires aftercare. We will provide instructions before you leave our practice after the procedure.
Additional Treatment Information
Skin tag removal may be covered by your medical insurance. After the consultation, we discuss your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. You may incur additional fees based on the determination by your insurance carrier and any follow-up care that is needed. We accept several forms of payment, including cash, checks and major credit cards. You may qualify for financing through CareCredit® and LendingUSA.
Skin tags are harmless growths on the skin that may be of cosmetic concern. If you live in Atlanta, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Newnan, Eagles Landing, Hampton, LaGrange, or a surrounding community in Georgia, and are interested in skin tag removal, contact Omega MedSpa to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Betsy Horton.
*Disclaimer: Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the compliance with the aftercare program. The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.