Submitting Request...

Procedure - Skin Tags

Skin tags are a relatively common annoyance, usually presenting themselves on the head and neck area. It is unclear how or why skin tags develop, but they become more and more common as we age – 60% of people 70 years or older have multiple skin tags at any given time.

Long considered simply a cosmetic issue, recent research indicates that skin tags might be a sign of a bigger problem. Researchers have recently discovered associations between reoccurring skin tags and a surprising number of clinical conditions, usually directly related to poor metabolic health. These conditions include acanthosis nigricans, acromegaly, colonic polyps, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and lipid disorders.

Reoccurring skin tags have also been linked to metabolic syndrome.

If you suffer from reoccurring skin tags, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or a medical weight loss specialist to make sure they are not a sign of a deeper problem.

How to Treat Skin Tags

Skin tags are simple to remove. Depending upon the size and type of skin tag, your doctor may choose:

  • Surgical removal: Removing the skin tag with a scalpel.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen.
  • Ligation: Tying off the skin tag with surgical thread and allowing the tag to fall off.
  • Electrosurgery: Removing the skin tag by burning it with high-frequency electrical energy.
Sheryl  Bingham, FNP-C, Medical Weight Loss,  Women’s Center - McKay-Dee

Bingham, Sheryl, FNP-C
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6160
Rebecca  Dunn, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Dunn, Rebecca, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Matt  Francom, PA-C, Dermatology,  Bountiful, West Point

Francom, Matt, PA-C
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Michael  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Bountiful, West Point

Hadley, Michael, MD
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Jason  Hadley, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Bountiful, West Point

Hadley, Jason, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Lea  Hedstrom, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Hedstrom, Lea, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Kelsey  Johnson, PA-C, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Johnson, Kelsey, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Todd  Lythgoe, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North, Grand View, Bountiful, West Point

Lythgoe, Todd, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-397-6100
Christine  Packard, PA-C, Dermatology,  Bountiful

Packard, Christine, PA-C
1560 S. Renaissance Towne Drive
Bountiful, UT
801-397-6100
Lori  Ramirez, MD, Dermatology,  Mountain View, Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Ramirez, Lori, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-397-6125
Greg  Reeves, PA-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Reeves, Greg, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Rohn  Rigby, MD, Family Medicine, Medical Weight Loss,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Rigby, Rohn, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-397-6160
Nancy  Shina, FNP-C, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Shina, Nancy, FNP-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090
Chad  Tingey, MD, Dermatology,  Professional Center North

Tingey, Chad, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3090