Skin Tags - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Treatments: surgical removal.
Often located in areas of increased friction, these skin-colored or brown outgrowths of skin can easily be removed. For the daring, a single growth can be dealt with using grandmother's recipe of tying of a string around it until it turns dark (the next or second next day), followed by liberal application of an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. If you are not brave, or if there are many growths, they can be snipped off in the office.
What is the typical procedure to get rid of an anal skin tag? Can most anal skin tags be removed? What makes for an anal skin tag unfit to be removed?
Most anal skin tags can be removed. They are usually removed by proctologists. These are specialists in the field of GI surgery and they will be answer your questions specifically.
1) Do skin tags grow back in the same spot after removal?
2) So without insurance, removal of up to 15 skin tags is only $120 total? Just want to be sure.
Skin tags do not grow back in the same spot where they were removed. However, friction can induce new skin tags nearby. If you developed skin tags from wearing a necklace, for example, it might be a good idea to reduce the time you wear your necklace. And, yes our fee is still the one that you stated.
What is the cost of removing an anal skin tag and best option for removal?
Anal tags are usually removed by a GI surgeon in an outpatient setting. You should be able to receive a price quote as part of your consultation with a GI surgeon.
How much does it usually cost to get anal tag removed? Also since there’s a lot nerves in the butt would the removal interfere with butt nerves
Removal of anal skin tag is comprised of consultation, removal itself, and analysis by the laboratory. Cost for consultation is $85, removal of a single anal skin tag is $125 and laboratory cost is about $135. Insurance submission is often possible.
I have anal skin tags, would either of these procedures work for my situation?
Anal tags can be removed by scissor snip under local anaesthesia. GI surgeons are usually the specialists taking care of these.
Hello Doctor, We live near Wilkes Barre, Pa. My daughter is 28 and has scaring from acne on her forehead. This area is approx 2.5″ X 2″ above her left eye brow area . In addition. she has battled hair growth on her chin which is fairly heavy. Both of these things causes her great embarrassment. Do you think you can help with these problems and can you provide an approx cost. She does have Health Insurance but I’m sure it wouldn’t cover this type of treatment. Thank you for your consideration. Jeff Thomas
Ninety percent of hair on the chin is removed after 6 laser treatments. Our office charges $45 per treatment of the chin. The frequency of maintenance treatments depends on any underlying condition. If she has polycystic ovarian syndrome, she might need a maintenance treatment every 6 months. Acne scars also need several treatments for significant improvement and various approaches must be considered pending the type of scar the acne left behind. Our office charges $500 for each acne scar treatment, even though their market price in the cosmetic world would be multiples of that. Presence of severe acne that left scars and hair in an area that is not characteristic for women raises the possibility of polycystic ovarian syndrome and your daughter might need to be evaluated for this by an endocrinologist.
I have 3 skin tags in my left armpit area and one falls at my bra line so I want to get them removed. Can I make an appointment for a skin cancer screening and have this done at the same appointment? What is the cost to remove them?
Removal of 4 simple skin tags during a skin cancer screening should be quite feasible. However, if, as a result of the cancer screening, a biopsy or related procedure become necessary, skin tag removal might be scheduled at another date as a medically necessary procedure trumps an elective one.
Which method of removal of skin tags causes the least amount of pain?
Scissor snip. It can be performed without anaesthesia, which can sting slightly, on most skin tags.
U have one big skin tag on my face (cheek) how much would it be to remove
Removal could range between $110 and 130.
What is the cost to remove the skin tags.
I have about 5 under each arm
about 5 on my neck
1 on right thigh
2 on left thigh
Assume insurance does not cover. What is estimated cost? How long procedure? All at once?
The fee to remove up to 15 tags is $120; each additional 10 incur $70. The total fee for 18 tags is therefore $190. Skin tag removal can be submitted to Personal Choice and Keystone Health Plan East yet all other insurances do not cover removal of asymptomatic skin tags.