What is Skin Tag Removal?

Skin tag removal is a medical procedure that eliminates the small pieces of soft, hanging skin that often appear in areas where the skin folds or creases, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. While they are generally harmless, skin tags can cause discomfort and may affect one’s appearance.

Characteristics of Skin Tags


Slightly brown or darker than the surrounding skin.


A small, soft, hanging appearance.


Usually very small, ranging from 1 to 5 millimetres, although some can grow larger.


They can be raised more, slightly wrinkled, and smoother.

Types of Skin Tags

Skin tags can vary in size and number and have common characteristics. The main types of skin tags include:


These are the most common types of skin tags. Small, soft, flesh-coloured growths often appear in areas where the skin folds, such as the neck, armpits, and groin.

Pedunculated Skin Tags

A small, thin stalk attaches these skin tags to the skin. They can vary in size but are typically small and easily moved.

Sessile Skin Tags

These skin tags have a broader base compared to pedunculated skin tags and do not have a stalk. They are often slightly raised from the surface of the skin.

Fibroepithelial Polyps

These are larger skin tags that can be darker in colour. They often have a more prominent stalk and can appear in areas with frequent friction.

Soft Fibromas

These skin tags are softer and more pliable than other types. They may appear separately or in clusters, commonly on the eyelids, neck, and under the breasts.

Areas Suitable for Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags can be removed from various parts of the body, including:

Skin Tag Removal Treatment Options

There are several methods available for removing skin tags, including:


Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag, causing it to fall off naturally after a few days. This method is effective for small to medium-sized skin tags.


Electrosurgery involves using a specialised device to deliver an electric current to burn off the skin tag, minimising bleeding. This method is particularly effective for larger skin tags.


Ligation involves placing a small band tightly around the base of the skin tag to cut off its blood flow. The skin tag shrivels and falls off after a few days. This method is best for small to medium-sized skin tags.

Laser Removal

Laser removal uses a focused laser beam to vaporise the skin tag. This method is precise and minimally invasive, suitable for all sizes of skin tags.

Choosing the Right Skin Tag Removal Method

The choice of removal method depends on factors such as the size and location of the skin tag, as well as patient preference. Consulting with Dr. Sam Pradeep is recommended to determine the most suitable approach based on personal needs and medical history. Professional advice ensures the procedure is safe, effective, and tailored to the patient’s circumstances.

Why Remove Skin Tags?

While skin tags are generally harmless, there are various reasons why people choose to have them removed:

Improved Appearance

Some people might dislike the appearance of their skin tags, especially when located on visible areas such as the face, neck, or hands. Removing them can improve one’s appearance and overall satisfaction.

Ease of Movement

Removing the skin tags can reduce irritation and ease movement. Skin tags in areas like the armpits and groin can be bothersome during movement. Removing them can provide relief and make physical activities more convenient.

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Cost Of Skin Tag Removal In Singapore

The cost of skin tag removal in Singapore varies based on several factors, including the size and number of skin tags, the method used for removal, and the clinic’s pricing. On average, prices range from SGD 100 to SGD 1,000. Smaller, single skin tags generally cost less, while removing multiple or larger skin tags can be more expensive. It is recommended that you consult with the clinic to get a detailed quotation and understand the services included.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How Do I Prepare for a Skin Tag Removal Procedure?

    Before the procedure, keep the area around the skin tag clean. Avoid applying lotions or creams on the day of the procedure. Dr. Sam Pradeep will give you specific instructions based on the chosen method.

    How Long Does It Take to Heal After Removal?

    Healing time varies depending on the removal method and the person. Most people experience a quick recovery, with complete healing occurring within a few days to a couple of weeks.

    Will My Skin Tags Come Back After Removal?

    Skin tags that are completely removed are unlikely to return in the same spot. However, new skin tags can develop in other areas over time.

    Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

    Risks and side effects are minimal but can include minor bleeding, infection, and scarring. Consult with Dr. Sam Pradeep to reduce the likelihood of complications.

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