Not all growths are dangerous, some can simply be unpleasant or annoying! Skin tags fall into these camps and can make you feel self-conscious, especially if they’re in an awkward location, like on your eyelids. Removing these growths should never be attempted at home. Instead, if you have a skin tag, we encourage you to contact our McLean & Potomac Dermatology team. We’re staffed by experts in skincare who can eliminate your tags without downtime. Get in touch to learn more today.

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What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags, or acrochordons, form when our bodies produce extra cells in the skin’s top layers. They are most common in skin folds and areas where natural movement causes the skin to rub against itself. Some of the most common areas where skin tags can be found include:

  • In the armpits.
  • On the eyelids.
  • On the groin or thighs.
  • On the neck.
  • Under the breasts.
  • On the genitals.

How We Address Skin Tags

Skin tags aren’t dangerous and don’t cause symptoms but can cause discomfort or bleeding when rubbed against clothing or skin. This rubbing is especially uncomfortable and hard to control when it occurs on the thighs or groin. Despite the irritation skin tags cause, removing them at home is a bad idea since that can lead to bleeding, scarring, and infection. Here at McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we can safely remove these growths and give you the clean skin you deserve.

What to Expect From Treatment

We can offer an excision or laser treatment to remove your skin tag. The process takes little time and rarely leaves a scar. It may take a couple of weeks for your skin to fully heal after the procedure. However, there is no downtime required and you can return to the rest of your day right after your visit.

Find Treatments for Skin Tags in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

If you have a skin tag you’d prefer to live without, get in touch with one of our locations today. We can perform laser and excision treatments to eliminate these and other growths and give you the skin you deserve. Connect with our team in McLean or Potomac to learn more today.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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