Skin Tag Removals

Ottawa Family Physician with a Focused Practice in Dermatology

Are you ready to get rid of your skin tags for good?

Pain free.

No Bleeding.

No recovery time.

Request an appointment to have your skin tags removed by a skilled physician.

    picture of a skin tag with the elecrocautery needle

    What are skin tags?

    A skin tag is a small, benign growth that commonly appears on the neck, under the armpits and in the groin area. They are usually flesh-coloured and can get caught on your clothing, or causing bleeding at times.  Skin tags are not dangerous and usually do not cause pain, but they can be bothersome or unsightly. They can be easily removed by a medical professional if desired.

    Electrocautery skin tag removal

    Our office uses an electrocautery procedure to remove skin tags. Electrocautery removes skin tags by burning them off with a specialized electrically charged scalpel. This method eliminates bleeding and provides instant results, making it a safe choice for quick and efficient removal.

    What is the difference between a skin tag and a mole?

    Skin tags are small, harmless flaps of skin that are mostly skin coloured. Moles, on the other hand, are darker growths that can be raised or flat and have the potential to be cancerous. While skin tags do not pose any significant risks, it's essential to monitor moles for any changes and to seek medical attention if any concerns arise. Please see your family doctor for any concerning moles.

    How are skin tags removed?

    There are several methods for removing skin tags, including cutting them off with a scalpel or scissors, freezing them with liquid nitrogen, tying them off with a thread or dental floss, or removing them with an electric current. Dr. Kujavsky uses the electrocautery method.

    Is electrocautery safe?

    When performed by a trained medical professional, electrocautery is a safe method for removing skin tags. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of complications, such as infection.

    Is electrocautery painful?

    After application of a local anesthetic, there will be no pain involved with this procedure.

    How long does it take to recover from electrocautery?

    The recovery time after an electrocautery procedure is minimal. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. The treated area will behave like a small burn mark, but this should resolve quickly.

    Can skin tags grow back after electrocautery?

    Skin tags will not grow back after being removed with electrocautery. However you will still be at risk of growing others elsewhere on your body.

    Is this procedure covered by OHIP?

    No it is not covered by OHIP

    How much will it cost me to remove my skin tags?

    $85 for the first skin tag, and $50 for any additional skin tags.

    Do I need a doctors referral?

    No. You do not need a doctors referral for skin tag removal.

    Let's get you scheduled!

    Request your appointment with us and we'll give you a call to set up the next available time that works for you.