Mole/Skin Tag Removal

Mole/Skin Tag Removal

Moles and skin tags are common skin growths that can be removed by a dermatologist. Moles are usually brown or black, while skin tags are usually flesh-colored or brown. Both moles and skin tags can be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are causing discomfort.

Benefits of Seeing a Dermatologist for Mole/Skin Tag Removal

There are several benefits to seeing a dermatologist for mole/skin tag removal, including:

  • Safety: Dermatologists are trained to remove moles and skin tags safely and effectively.
  • Accuracy: Dermatologists can accurately diagnose moles and skin tags, and can determine if a mole is cancerous.
  • Convenience: Dermatologists can usually remove moles and skin tags in a single office visit.

Types of Mole/Skin Tag Removal

There are several different methods that can be used to remove moles and skin tags, including:

  • Surgical excision: This is the most common method of mole/skin tag removal. A small incision is made around the mole or skin tag, and the growth is removed.
  • Cryotherapy: This method uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the mole or skin tag.
  • Electrocautery: This method uses heat to destroy the mole or skin tag.
  • Laser removal: This method uses a laser to remove the mole or skin tag.

The Cost of Mole/Skin Tag Removal

The cost of mole/skin tag removal varies depending on the size and location of the growth, the method of removal, and the geographic location. However, mole/skin tag removal is generally a relatively affordable procedure.


After mole/skin tag removal, you may experience some bleeding, redness, or swelling. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days. Your dermatologist will give you specific instructions on how to care for the area after removal.