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Although most skin tags are benign growths of skin and no cause for alarm, sometimes these skin growths can become bothersome, particularly if they are large or develop in a particularly sensitive area. If you or your child experiences a skin tag, wart, or other skin growth that becomes a problem, your FastMed Urgent Care team is here to help.

We’ll provide the care you need, right when it’s needed. We’re open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. Our extended weekday and weekend hours make it easy to get a wart, mole, or skin tag removed, with no appointment necessary.
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Check in online before your visit for convenience, if you prefer. Let us help you get the mole, wart, and skin tag care you need safely, comfortably, and affordably at your nearby FastMed clinic.

What are skin tags?

Conservatively speaking, more than half of all people will get skin tags at some point in their lives, with middle-aged, obese adults likely to get the most. Skin tags can form, however, at any age. Babies often get them due to their plumpness.

Skin tags are actually bits of skin that frequently grow from a narrow stalk or project from the surrounding skin. These soft, balloon-like growths frequently occur in the skin folds or anywhere the skin rubs together or against clothing.

Common places to find skin tags include:

  • Eyelids
  • Chest
  • Beneath the breasts (particularly female breasts)
  • Base of the neck
  • Underarms
  • Buttocks
  • Groin area

What causes skin tags?

The most common skin tag causes are related to friction of some sort, either from the skin rubbing against skin, or against clothing, jewelry, or other materials. These usually small outgrowths are actually bunches of collagen and blood vessels trapped inside thicker bits of skin.

How to remove skin tags

Most skin tags are harmless and will fall off on their own over time. If a skin tag becomes bothersome, either due to its size, placement, or by becoming irritated, there are several ways to remove it.

Based on the size and the location of the skin tag, your FastMed medical professionals will most likely choose one of the following:

  • Cauterization, a method using heat to burn off the skin tag
  • Cryosurgery to freeze the skin tag
  • Excision with a scalpel to cut out the skin tag
  • Ligation to interrupt the skin tag’s blood supply

Skin tags on the eyelid or close to the eye should be removed by a skilled ophthalmologist. For most other skin tags, your FastMed team is available seven days a week, including weekends and holidays, to help.

Skin tag removal products

There are many over-the-counter products for skin tag removal. Much like those for wart removal, most work by freezing the tag until it falls off in roughly seven to ten days. Smaller skin tags often fall off on their own due to the friction created when the skin rubs against them. Your best recommendation, however, is to have skin tags, warts, and other skin abnormalities evaluated and possibly removed by the medical professionals at your local FastMed Urgent Care.

Where can I get a skin tag removed?

Your FastMed Urgent Care provider is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to assist with skin tag, wart, and mole removal. No appointment is ever necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Advance check-in is available online for convenience.

* The content presented on this page is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of professional medical care.