What Type of Doctor Removes Skin Tags?

What Type of Doctor Removes Skin Tags?

What Type of Doctor Removes Skin Tags?

Dermatologists, or medical professionals with similar training, normally remove skin tags, according to Medical News Today. A dermatologist is a physician specifically trained to treat conditions of the skin. For skin tags on the eyelid, an ophthalmologist may be a better choice.

Dermatologists can perform several procedures to remove skin tags, notes Medical News Today. They may cut a tag off with a scalpel or interrupt the blood supply to a skin tag with a procedure called ligation. Other options include cauterization, in which heat is used to burn a tag off, and cryosurgery, a treatment that freezes a tag off with liquid nitrogen.