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SKIN TAG REMOVAL

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small flaps of tissue that hang off the skin by a connecting stalk. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often in women, especially with weight gain, and in elderly people. While there is no exact cause, they usually grow from skin rubbing due to skin creases or folds.

Are skin tags dangerous?

Skin tags are not dangerous and usually don’t cause pain. They are considered benign tumors and can become irritated if clothing, jewelry, or other body parts repeatedly rub against them. These skin growths can be treated with a variety of methods including over-the-counter solutions and home remedies, but these may not always be the safest option. In some cases, removing skin tag at home can cause bleeding, scarring, and infection, eventually doing more harm than good. It is best to consult a professional and have them removed by a board-certified dermatologist to ensure safety and proper handling from pre- to post-treatment.
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Are skin tags dangerous?

A professional can remove a skin tag by preparing the skin with a local anesthetic and cutting it with surgical scissors or a scalpel. Other methods for skin tag removal are cryosurgery (freezing with an extremely cold liquid nitrogen spray), or electrocautery (heating with an electric current delivered by a tiny probe). Skin tag removal is usually not considered to be medically necessary and is typically not covered by insurance.
If you are experiencing irritation from skin tags, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you with medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Tanya | Knott Street Dermatology | Skin Care Center | Portland Oregon

Tanya Wayne PA-C

Tanya is originally from North Dakota–-the land of flax and canola and a place where everyone is empowered to be imperfect. Growing up active in sports led her to North Dakota State University where she pursued a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. Her upbringing set the stage for her love of sports, health, the outdoors and travel.

 

Tanya moved to Oregon in 2003 where she was accepted to the Pacific University School of Physician Studies. She earned her MPAS and has been practicing medicine here for over 15 years. She is well versed in many areas of clinical practice but her passion has always been in aesthetics. Tanya is excited to be working with the team at Knott Street Aesthetics where the focus is on educating the public about evidence-based anti-aging strategies and techniques. 

 

Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but also has a wonderful beauty we should have respect for. “

Tanya moved to Oregon in 2003 was accepted to Pacific University School of Physician Studies. She earned her MPAS and has been practicing medicine here for over 15 years. She is well versed in many areas of clinical practice but her passion has always been in aesthetics. Tanya is excited to be working with the team at Knott Street Aesthetics where the focus is on educating the public about evidence-based anti-aging strategies and techniques.

Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but also has a wonderful beauty we should have respect for. “

Olivia | Knott Street Dermatology | Skin Care Center | Portland Oregon

Olivia Gill LE,CAE

Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!

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