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Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are a common, yet often unwelcome guest. These pesky blemishes can appear just about anywhere on the skin, including the neck, parts of the face, and on the back. Thankfully, skin tag removal is a fairly straightforward procedure that involves the excision of tags, warts, moles, and other benign lesions from the face, neck, and body. Removing benign lesions is a very common dermatology procedure that requires no downtime, is fairly painless, and can be performed in a short amount of time. If you’re interested in getting your clear skin back, we welcome you to visit our San Luis Obispo center.


Why Remove Skin Tags?

Skin tags are essentially benign tumors and pose virtually no health risk. Still, many people opt to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to feel more comfortable, especially if they grow in around the eyes. Skin growths like tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or pieces of clothing. In the case of blemishes around the eyes, the cause of skin tags tends to be frequent rubbing with the hands. Regardless of their cause, removing skin tags is simple and can easily be done by Dr. Kilcline at our center.

Our Skin Tag Removal Services

We can effectively remove your skin tags during your consultation at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics. When you come in, Dr. Kilcline will first inspect your skin to determine if the growth is indeed benign. Afterward, she may numb the area around the blemish with a local anesthetic to allow for painless removal. If Dr. Kilcline believes that your skin growth could be harmful, she will send it for analysis after it is removed. There is often little to no bleeding during the procedure and the area will be dressed to keep it protected so it could heal properly.

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What Is the Process Like?

As a board-certified dermatologist, Drs. Kilcline can perform this procedure without complications. During each of your visits, she will conduct the removal procedure in a safe and comfortable manner that will minimize any scarring. The process will involve local anesthesia and quick cutting of the skin tag. Following your visit, you are free to go about the rest of your day. If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to reach out to our office!

Results From Skin Tag Removal

After the removal procedure, you may have to keep the treatment area covered to avoid infection. However, your skin will heal in about a week after your visit. A common misconception about skin tag removal is that skin tags will grow back or multiply after cutting. In truth, there is no evidence that removing a skin tag will cause more tags to grow. Some people are simply more prone to developing skin tags and may have new growths appear periodically. If you notice the growth of any more blemishes, we invite you to return to our center for treatment.

Skin Tag Removal in San Luis Obispo, CA

You deserve to have the clear skin you’ve always wanted! Visit Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics today and let us help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To get in touch with our team and get the treatment you deserve, fill out the form below or give us a call at (805) 544-5567. We look forward to seeing you!


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At this time, we are only accepting new patients by referral. Once you receive a referral from your PCP, please fill out the form below or give us a call at (805) 544-5567 to request your appointment. Additionally, all cosmetic consultations require a payment of $125 at the time of booking.