What are the available treatments in Singapore to remove skin tags?

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Dr Chin Yee Choong

"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"

For larger skin tags, the preferred treatment would be snip excision followed by electrocautery. Electrocautery is a thermal cautery that generates heat to the base of your tissue in order to stop the bleeding by burning and sealing the blood vessels.  

On the other hand for small skin tags, direct electrocautery, which also remove unwanted or harmful tissue will be enough for your skin.

As for alternative treatments, it can try including: 

  • Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy -- Freezes off warts and decreases the chance of warts spreading to other parts of your body 
  • and CO2 laser -- Also known as Cardon Dioxide Laser, is a laser that is used to treat wrinkles, scars, warts etc 
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