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Can Laser Treatment Get Rid of Skin Tags?

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Skin tags can be annoying and unsightly. They’re small, soft, harmless, and benign skin growths found on various parts of the body, including the neck, armpits, eyelids, and groin. 

Though skin tags are harmless, many people want to get rid of them and will often use natural remedies or pay for cosmetic procedures. While there are various methods for removing these small flaps of tissue, laser treatment has gained popularity as a minimally invasive and effective solution for skin tag removal.

The procedure involves targeting the skin tag with a laser beam, which vaporizes the skin tag from the surface of the skin. Laser removal is generally quick, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Understanding Skin Tags

Skin tags, scientifically known as acrochordons, are soft skin growths that often appear on the neck, armpits, eyelids, and other areas where skin rubs against skin. 

While generally harmless, their appearance can be bothersome, leading some to seek various removal methods.

What Causes Skin Tags?

There’s no apparent cause of skin tags, but they may form when clusters of collagen and blood vessels become caught inside thicker portions of the skin.

Certain people appear to be predisposed to developing skin tags.

Skin tags affect both men and women, but they’re more common in pregnant women, obese people, and those with diabetes.

How Does Laser Skin Tag Removal Work?

Laser treatment for skin tags uses focused beams of light to target and destroy the cells within the tag. This process is precise and minimally invasive

Removing a skin tag with a laser provides various benefits. 


Laser technology allows for precise targeting, ensuring that only the affected tissue is treated. This precision also reduces the risk of damaging surrounding healthy skin.

Minimally Invasive

Unlike surgical procedures that involve cutting or excision, laser treatment is minimally invasive, meaning it’s less uncomfortable, minimally scarring, and offers a quicker recovery time.

Quick Procedure

Laser treatments for skin tags are usually quick and can often be performed in the office during a single visit.


Laser treatments are versatile and can be adapted to treat skin tags in various locations on the body, including sensitive areas like the face and neck.

Considerations & Limitations of Laser Treatment

While laser skin tag treatment is effective, it’s not for everyone. 

There are various precautions to take before undergoing laser treatment. Before the procedure, you should consult a healthcare professional who will examine the skin tag to see if it’s suitable for laser treatment. 

Effectiveness Varies

The effectiveness of this treatment can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience complete removal of skin tags after one session, while others may require multiple sessions.

Cost Considerations

Laser treatments can be more expensive compared to other removal methods. You should weigh the cost against the convenience and benefits of laser technology.

Not Suitable for All Skin Types

Laser treatments may not be suitable for certain skin types or conditions. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment for your skin concerns.

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Bid Farewell to Skin Tags

Laser treatment can be a promising option for removing skin tags. Our team at Zulu Medical Cosmetics can help determine an effective treatment plan for your skin tags based on your skin characteristics and concerns. 

Book a consultation to go over your options today! 


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  • Written by Dr. Jeane Lombard

    Dr. Lombard was born and raised in South Africa. In 1998, she graduated from the University of Pretoria with her medical degree. She worked as a physician in London, England from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, Dr. Lombard made the decision to move to Canada. She became a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada that same year, allowing her to practice medicine in Saskatoon, Canmore, and Calgary.

    Dr. Lombard has been working as a medical professional for over 21 years, and in that time, she has discovered a deep passion for the cosmetic side of medicine. Today, she specializes in cosmetic procedures, boasting 13 years in the industry.
    With deep compassion for her patients and a professional commitment to exemplary care, Dr. Lombard prioritizes health and safety over all else. When she isn’t hard at work, Dr. Lombard likes to spend time with friends in the mountains, enjoying good food and fine wine.

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