Skin Tags Removal

Ensuring Safe, Painless & Effective Removal Of Skin Tags At Family Urgent Care

When a tiny skin outgrowth occurs, it can become an annoyance, especially when it grows on the neck, eyelids, thighs, or armpits.

Removing the skin tags at home can be a bit risky as there are chances of leaving a scar or hurting yourself during the procedure. If skin tags are bothering you, a more accessible option is to book an appointment at an urgent care clinic and leave it to the healthcare provider for prompt removal of skin tags.

You can visit us by walking in directly or booking a prior appointment. Whether you’re looking for safe removal of skin tags for yourself or any family member, we are ready to help you remove them painlessly using advanced techniques tailored to your needs.

What Are Skin Tags and Are They Harmful?

Skin tags are small, harmless growths that form when the skin rubs against itself, jewelry or clothes. They may be the same color as your skin or darker in color. Sometimes, these mini outgrowths can turn red when irritated.

Many people believe that skin tags are a sign of skin cancer. But this isn’t true! Skin tags are harmless and not a sign of cancerous growth in your body. However, other skin growths similar to skin tags might be cancerous, so it’s better to have them checked by healthcare providers.


Avoid Doing This If You Have A Skin Tag!

Many people experiment with different ways or remedies to remove the skin tags at home or stop their growth. Here are some things you should avoid if you have these tiny skin outgrowths:

Do not try to remove a skin tag at home yourself, as it might cause scarring or hyperpigmentation in the area. 

  • Avoid using any DIY solutions or chemicals to remove skin tags as most areas of skin are sensitive and it might damage the area. 
  • Avoid too much friction in the area where skin tags are present, as it might cause irritation, itching and discomfort.
  • Do not pinch, pull or scratch the skin tag. 
  • Avoid wearing tight jewelry or clothing as it might irritate your skin and the skin outgrowths.

How Are Skin Tags Removed At Family Urgent Care?

If your skin tag is bothering you, you can get it removed by visiting the Family Urgent Care clinic. Our healthcare providers will examine them carefully and make sure whether they are suitable for removal or not.

One common technique is cryotherapy, which is a process in which the skin tag is frozen with liquid nitrogen and then removed safely. It might cause discomfort and temporary swelling, but once healed, your skin will be as smooth and healthy as before. 

Another effective method is an invasive procedure called surgical excision in which the skin tag is cut off using a scalpel or scissors.

Note that some skin tags might be more stubborn and require a dermatologist for safe removal. Therefore, you might be referred to a skin specialist if further evaluation is required.

Homecare After Skin Tag Removal At Urgent Care

After your skin tag is removed safely, your healthcare provider will guide you on how to keep the germs away and prevent infections. Some steps you can follow are:

  • Keep the area clean and wash it with mild soap and water daily. 
  • After drying, apply antiseptic ointment or cream to prevent bacterial infection.
  • Avoid scratching the area after the procedure is done.
  • Cover the area with a sterile bandage to prevent friction or irritation. 

Note that it is important to keep an eye on the signs of infection such as redness, swelling, pain or pus discharge from the area. 

If you notice any concerning signs or symptoms, such as itchiness, rash or swelling, you can also book a phone or video appointment with our healthcare providers from the comfort of your home.