Skin Tags in Newport Beach & Fullerton, CA
Jennifer Armstrong MD is your state-of-the-art center for high-quality medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her expert medical team members are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that provide patients with their healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. We are proud to offer treatments for skin tags to men and women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring communities in Orange County, California.
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are painless and harmless growths of skin that are connected to the body but do not look like a mole or birthmark. Most commonly found in men and women over the age of 50, skin tags have the potential to grow in most places on the body. Dr. Armstrong and her team of medical experts typically find skin tags on areas in which the skin naturally folds, like the armpits, groin, eyelids, neck, and areas underneath the breasts. While skin tags don’t pose any harm and are never malignant, many of our patients wish to treat or remove their skin tags for aesthetic purposes. If you believe you have skin tags and wish to have them removed, we encourage you to come in to see one of our expert medical staff members at your earliest convenience. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate skin goals.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small protrusions of skin on the body that are not painful or harmful, but researchers are still unsure why they develop on the skin. Because they are most commonly found where the skin naturally folds on the body, most researchers believe they are simply a result of friction when the skin rubs together. Patients who may be at a higher risk of developing skin tags are men and women over the age of 50 who are overweight and have a family history of developing skin tags. Women who are pregnant may also have a higher risk of developing skin tags.
What Skin Tag Treatments are Available?
Dr. Armstrong’s professional medical team members are proud to offer the following skin tag treatments to men and women:
- Simple Excision
- Depending on the size and diameter of the skin tag, simple excision may be the best treatment option for you. This quick procedure involves gently scraping the skin tag off the surface of the skin with the use of a sharp blade.
- Cryotherapy is another popular treatment option among our patients that wish to remove their unwanted skin tags. Cryotherapy involves freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen while leaving the surrounding skin untouched and healthy.
- Laser Therapy
- Many of our patients opt to remove their skin tags with laser therapy. This minimally invasive treatment uses laser technology to kill off your unwanted skin tags without having to undergo excision or cryotherapy.
How Much Does Skin Tag Removal Cost?
The cost of your skin tag removal will depend on the type of treatment you choose to receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and the coverage provided by your current health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your skin tag removal will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong and her team of medical professionals are proud to offer a variety of advanced non-surgical dermatologic services to residents of Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, and the neighboring communities of Orange County, CA. Contact us to schedule your private medical or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Armstrong today.