About Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a stem. They are often the same colour as your skin. They often grow in the areas that have skin folds like, eyelids, neck, armpit, and groin. Skin tags are not moles and usually are non-cancerous.

Skin tags can be removed both for your comfort or cosmetics reasons.

Removal methods include:

  • Cutting or shaving them off
  • Laser removal
  • Extreme cold gas (liquid nitrogen), also known as cryotherapy.
  • Heat removal (cauterization)


  • Treatment Time 20 Minutes
  • Discomfort Level None to Mild
  • Anesthesia Injectable or Topical
  • Recovery Time 2-5 days
Questions & Answers

Do you have a question about Skin Tag Removals? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.

How can I prevent Skin Tags in the future?

They are not completely preventable but keeping your skin breathable by wearing loose and comfortable clothes can help.

Are Skin Tags contagious?

No. Unlike warts, skin tags don’t spread to other parts of the body or to other people, even through direct contact.

What happens if I don’t treat Skin Tags?

If you do not treat them, they stay where they are. They may increase in number but are harmless.

Will they come back after removal?

It is possible that skin tags will reoccur in the same place they were removed but they may also occur in other areas of the body.