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Skin Tag Removal in Los Angeles

Skin Tag Mole Removal in Los Angeles

There are many different types of benign skin moles that occur on the face and body. Among the more common skin imperfections is an outgrowth of skin known as a skin tag. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons often remove these skin tags using a minor procedure to remove the excess skin and improve the visibility of your complexion.

Where do Skin Tags Develop?

Skin tags usually occur on areas of skin to skin contact, including the neck, eyelids, armpits, and groin area. It is not uncommon to have skin tags develop in the pubic region and we believe that these skin imperfections are usually caused by some form of skin irritation . Skin tags can occur alone or in groups and are very commonly seen and all skin types, regardless of skin color.
Most skin tags are harmless and present no long-term danger to patients. They are relatively painless, but can become inflamed or infected. It is best to remove skin tags when they are not inflamed and are causing no apparent problems.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian provides options for cosmetic dermatology in a safe and professional manner in Santa Monica and Hollywood. Our Los Angeles, plastic surgery, offices offer laser treatments and comprehensive skin care for patients optimizing their skin health. Kare Plastic Surgery and Skin Health Center is consistently ranked #1 for cosmetic dermatology treatments in Los Angeles.

Removal of Skin Tags

Removing a skin tag is a fast and easy process with minimal discomfort for patients.  It is usually a cosmetic concern as people notice a persistent discomfort if the skin tags tug or get caught in the fabric of clothes. Some skin tags can become discolored or raised.
Moles that appear different than skin tags may require a surgical biopsy with microscopic examination by a board-certified pathologist. Dr. Karamanoukian works closely with a board-certified dermatopathologist who can examine abnormal skin lesions  and determine if there is any malignancy involved. Skin tags are usually benign and present no long-term problems, but variants of skin tags may have abnormal amounts of keratinocytes that may have premalignant potential.
There are several different ways of removing skin tags and these include a surgical shave, liquid nitrogen freezing, or hyfrecation. The procedures are mildly uncomfortable, and may be performed using topical anesthesia or a local anesthetic injection, based on patient preference. A small Band-Aid will be placed on your skin tag site and it safe to resume normal activities within an hour of the treatment.
Kare Plastic Surgery is the most cutting edge, cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery center in Los Angeles. With double board-certified plastic surgeons and expert clinical staff, we aim to provide excellent care in a safe and professional environment. Contact our office by calling 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation for skin tag removal in Los Angeles
We also offer same day procedures and can perform a skin tag removal based on the time is a availability  on the same day as your consultation. 
Kare Plastic Surgery
Santa Monica
804 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Consultations: (310) 998-5533
Kare Plastic Surgery and Skin Health Center
Hollywood Hills / Los Feliz
5636 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Consultations: (310) 998-5533