Skin tags, acrochordons, are usually flesh coloured and maybe a result of the repeated rubbing of skin. These benign skin lesions can appear in skin folds where clothing rubs the skin (e.g, underarms, groin, neck) and eyelids.
The surface can be smooth or irregular. It is often raised from skin surface and attached with a stalk to the skin.

They are mostly with no symptoms; however, may become irritated by shaving, clothing, or jewellery.

Topical numbing cream or injection is normally applied prior to treatment and it can often be removed using liquid nitrogen or by cauterization. Larger skin tags may need to be removed differently upon the assessment of Dr AK.

Before embarking on any treatments, AK Care recommends to have a one to one consult with Dr. AK or our aesthetician. During this session skin and facial assessment will be done. Mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. As you all may know, medical and cosmetic skin care is overlooked in lots of people.

Home regimen remedies and professional treatments are routinely needed based on your skin type, colour, ageing and expectation. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.

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Pre-Procedure Care

  • Clean your skin prior to the procedure. Don’t put any perfume or skin care product on the affected area where the skin tags are located.
  • Don’t pick on your skin tags. Picking can cause the skin tag to become inflamed, irritated, or infected.
  • Protect your skin from sun exposure. Keep away from sun exposure as much as possible to keep skin tags from becoming too obvious.

Post-Procedure Care

  • If clothing irritates a skin tag, cover it with a bandage to prevent rubbing and bleeding.
  • If you have a skin tag removed, clean the area with soap and water two times a day unless your doctor gives you different instructions. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing.
  • You may cover the wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage.


You are invited to find our up to date answers to some of your questions about services offered at AK Care. We will be happy to meet with you in person for more specific inquiries.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags (acrochordons) are small, noncancerous growths that tend to be the same color as your skin. They often look like a cluster of skin tissue extending out from a tiny stem. They’re sometimes darker and may resemble a raised mole. Most skin tags are between 1-5 mm, but some can grow as large as a few centimeters.

Are skin tags common?

Yes, acrochordons are common. Researchers estimate that half of all adults will have at least one skin tag in their lifetime.

How do skin tags affect my body?

Skin tags do not affect your health. But they can be unsightly. If they are in areas like your face and neck, they can make you self-conscious. A skin tag removal procedure from a healthcare provider can help.

What are the symptoms of acrochordons?

Skin tags typically do not cause symptoms. In some cases, friction from a skin tag rubbing against your skin, clothes or jewelry can cause discomfort or bleeding.

When should I consider skin tag removal?

You may wish to talk to Dr AK about skin tag removal if:

  • The skin tag becomes irritated or bleeds easily.
  • Its appearance bothers you.

Are at-home skin tag removal products safe?

There are many over-the-counter skin tag removal products. But at-home treatments are not safe. They come with a higher risk of complications

What will the area look like after the skin tag is removed?

The treatment area will likely scab over in the days following the procedure. After the scab falls off, you may notice slight imperfections in the skin. But they will hardly be noticeable to others.

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Dr. AK offers specialized services in holistic skin health and anti-aging procedures.

During your consultation & skin and facial assessment, mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.