Should you wish to have your skin tags removed Dr Nelson can perform this in a dedicated dermatology clinic with upmost privacy. The skin is first cleaned then anaesthetised. Smaller tags can be frozen with a short precise amount of liquid nitrogen. Larger tags can be snipped off under local anaesthetic.
Freezing or burning skin tags can cause irritation and temporary skin discoloration, and the skin tag may not fall off and further treatment may be needed.
Surgical removal has the advantage of removing the skin tag completely, but there is a risk of minor bleeding. Never attempt to remove large skin tags yourself because they will bleed heavily.