Skin Tag Treatment

Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Skin tags are very common skin imperfections which can be both unsightly and uncomfortable when rubbing against your clothing or skin. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Gabriele Weichert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Barnsley can remove your skin tags safely, quickly and virtually painlessly.

To schedule your skin tag consultation and removal, please contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics today by completing the form on this page or calling 250-591-1566. Our office in Nanaimo happily serves patients from across Central Vancouver Island.

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are small, benign flaps of tissue that protrude from the skin. These growths are composed entirely of skin tissue and painless, unless they become irritated by rubbing on clothing. Skin tags appear in areas of friction, such as:

  • Folds of skin
  • Under the arms
  • Around the neckline
  • In the groin area
  • Under the breasts

doctor checks patient for skin tagsSkin tags grow slowly over time and usually do not go away. They are more common in individuals at or beyond middle age, a time when people tend to gain weight, and excess pounds can form extra folds in the skin.

Skin Tag Treatment

Acrochordons, commonly referred to as skin tags, are benign growths that often form in areas of friction. During your consultation with Dr. Weichert or Dr. Barnsley, they will fully assess your skin tags and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your condition.

While skin tags can be safely snipped off or removed with electrosurgery under the care of an experienced doctor, advanced laser treatment offers several of benefits due to the ability of light wavelengths to precisely target problem areas without affecting the surrounding tissue.

When Should I Get My Skin Tags Checked by a Doctor?

Although at their worst skin tags are simply pesky and unattractive, ignoring them isn’t always the best decision. On their own, skin tags are harmless. However, on rare occasions some signs could potentially lead to something else.

When you have a skin tag, you should be able to see it, but not necessarily feel it. If you have a skin tag that is red, itchy or irritating, it may be a sign of another type of medical condition. Obtaining the opinion of a dermatologist can give you piece of mind and ensure that your skin tag is completely normal.

How Much Does Skin Tag Removal Cost?

Dr. Weichert and Dr. Barnsley can safely remove your skin tags through laser or electrocautery treatment. The cost of skin tag removal at Synergy Medical Aesthetics starts at $200 and may vary depending on the unique circumstances of your condition and whether you choose to combine your procedure with other non-surgical treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

Schedule Your Skin Tag Removal Today

If you are ready to say goodbye to unsightly skin tags, contact Synergy Medical Aesthetics today online or at 250-591-1566 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weichert. We help individuals from Nanaimo and nearby Central Vancouver Island communities.