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Skin Tag Removal Specialist

Neal Bhatia, MD -  - Dermatologist

Neal Bhatia, MD

Dermatologist located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA

Skin tags affect millions of people, causing symptoms like itching, pain, and sometimes bleeding. Dr. Bhatia uses simple, effective, safe techniques to remove skin tags in San Diego, CA, patients so they feel more comfortable and more confident in their appearance.

Skin Tag Removal Q & A

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are tiny overgrowths of skin tissue that protrude on a stalk from the skin surface and commonly form in areas where clothing or overhanging skin rubs and causes irritation. The most common areas for skin tag formation include the underarms, groin area, eyelids, neck and the area beneath the breasts. Skin tags typically cause no symptoms unless they're repeatedly rubbed, which can cause itching, pain or bleeding. Skin tags may be referred to by many names, including acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, fibroepithelial polyps and fibro molluscum.

What causes skin tags to form?

Skin tags are a common occurrence in people over the age of 40, but they can occur in younger people as well. Composed of fibers of collagen, blood vessels, and nerve and fat cells surrounded by a layer of skin, skin tags develop as a result of irritation. Some studies have suggested they're more likely to occur in people who have a family history of skin tags.

How can skin tags be treated?

Skin tags are most commonly treated with a tiny device that emits energy waves to coagulate tissue and prevent blood flow to the tag, eventually causing it to darken and fall off, usually within just a few days. The procedure may cause a minor stinging sensation when the energy is applied. The length of your treatment depends on how many tags you need to have removed. Most treatments take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.

Can I remove skin tags myself?

No, removing skin tags on your own using home remedies or other techniques can result in serious skin infection and scarring. The best and safest way to remove skin tags is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bhatia so he can evaluate your tags and remove them safely.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill your insurance company on your behalf for all covered medical procedures. Please review your specific insurance plan for co-pay, deductible and other benefit information prior to your office visit.

If you have questions about our payment requirements or changes to the insurance plans we accept, please call our office.

Please note - We do not accept Covered California

All patients will be responsible for determining their eligibility status prior to their office visit or upon any changes to their insurance plan. If you are not sure Therapeutics is in your network, please call the number on the back of your insurance card.

***A current insurance card and photo ID are required at your initial visit and upon any changes to your plan.***

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