Skin Tag Removal

Dermatology located in Fairfax, VA

Skin tags may seem like a relatively small problem until they start causing annoyance, embarrassment, or pain. If you want to pursue skin tag removal for any reason, look to the experts at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax. From their office in Fairfax, Virginia, the team is skilled in precise removal that maintains your aesthetic goals and promotes long-term comfort. Book your skin tag removal consultation by calling the office or scheduling online.

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags result from skin friction, and you can find them anywhere that skin tends to rub against other skin or clothing, such as the armpits, neck, or groin. You’re more likely to have skin growths if you:

  • Have a family history of skin tags
  • Wear clothing that frequently causes friction
  • Are middle-aged or older
  • Are overweight or obese

Skin tags are noncancerous and can vary in size, shape, and color, appearing thick or long and thin. They can be reddish or pink or the same color as the rest of your skin, blending in to be almost invisible.

How can I benefit from skin tag removal?

Having your dermatologist look at any new skin growth is a good idea. They can differentiate between a harmless mole or skin tag and growth that indicates cancer or another concern.

Even though skin tags are not malignant, they can cause frequent irritation or pain as you dress and move through your day-to-day life. Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax offers safe and effective options for eliminating them if you’re tired of them getting caught in zippers or clasps and becoming pinched or torn.

What can I expect from skin tag removal?

There are several ways to remove a skin tag, and your provider reviews your options to find the one that best meets your needs. After a careful examination, they may recommend:

Surgical removal

Your provider removes the skin tag using medical-grade scissors or a scalpel for surgical removal.


Ligation involves cutting off the blood supply to the skin tag so it falls off. To accomplish this, your provider carefully ties off the base of the skin tag without harming the surrounding areas.


Your provider can skillfully freeze off a skin tag using liquid nitrogen.


Electrosurgery applies a carefully controlled electric current to remove unwanted skin tags.

If skin tags are bothersome, you never need an excuse to pursue a comfortable solution. Your dermatologist offers recommendations that focus on getting your desired results safely.

To learn more about your options for removal, schedule your consultation with the Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax team by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.