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Skin Tags in the Arizona Sun: Unraveling the Mystery with Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group

Posted on: December 1st, 2023 by Our Team

Hello, dear residents of Phoenix and Scottsdale! Let’s chat about a skin concern that might seem minor but can be a significant source of annoyance: skin tags. These benign growths are ubiquitous, and while they’re typically harmless, many seek their removal for aesthetic reasons or due to irritation. At Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, Dr. Ramin Fathi and our team are experts in the removal of skin tags, ensuring minimal discomfort and maximum satisfaction. Let’s dive in!

Skin Tags Unveiled

Skin tags, medically known as “acrochordons,” are small, soft growths that dangle from the skin. They’re flesh-colored and can be smooth or wrinkled. Most often, they appear in areas where the skin folds, such as the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, or under the breasts.

While the exact cause is unknown, factors like friction, genetics, obesity, pregnancy, insulin resistance, and certain hormonal changes can contribute to their formation.

Skin Tag Removal at Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group

When it comes to skin tag removal, not all procedures are equal. The choice of method largely depends on the skin tag’s size, location, and the individual’s skin type. Under Dr. Ramin Fathi’s expert guidance, we use the following removal methods:

  • Cautery: This involves using a specialized tool to burn off the skin tag. It’s swift, and the heat also helps in sealing off blood vessels, minimizing bleeding.
  • Scissors: For smaller skin tags, sharp, sterilized scissors can be used to snip them off at the base. It’s a quick procedure with minimal discomfort.
  • Shave Excision: For larger tags or those located in areas with a flatter surface, a shave blade can be used to shave off the growth. This method ensures the skin tag is removed level to the skin, providing a smooth appearance.

Is Removal Necessary?

While skin tags are benign and don’t pose a health risk, many people opt for removal due to discomfort or aesthetic concerns. They can get irritated by jewelry, clothing, or shaving. Moreover, having skin tags in visible areas can impact one’s self-confidence.

Experience the Difference with Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group

Our commitment to patient care and satisfaction is unparalleled. Dr. Ramin Fathi’s vast experience ensures that each skin tag removal procedure is tailored to individual needs, resulting in minimal scarring and maximum results.

In conclusion, while skin tags may be a natural part of aging and skin friction, you don’t have to live with them if they bother you. With the state-of-the-art procedures offered by Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, you can say goodbye to these pesky growths and hello to smoother, clearer skin. If you’re considering skin tag removal, trust the hands of Dr. Fathi and our exceptional team for an experience that prioritizes your comfort, well-being, and aesthetic desires.

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