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Skin Tag Removal Cost


How Much Does Skin Tag Removal Cost?

 
 average costMedium: Usually $150 or less 
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  Typical costs:
  • Skin tag removal usually costs $150 or less for the removal of one or several skin tags.
  • Skin tag removal is considered a cosmetic procedure, so insurance companies usually only cover the cost of the initial evaluation, but not removal.
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What should be included:
  • The physician will either cut the skin tag off with a scalpel or sterile scissors, freeze it off with liquid nitrogen or cauterize it with an electric current.
Additional costs:
  • Skin tags sometimes grow back and need to be removed again at the same cost.
Discounts:
  • Skin tags are benign and can be left untreated if they are not painful or in a spot where they are irritated by clothing.
Shopping for skin tag removal:
  • The National Library of Medicine[1] offers an overview of skin tags.
  • Consult your general practitioner about treatment. Or, The American Academy of Dermatology[2] offers a list of board-certified dermatologists by location.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Skin Tag Remova
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Greeley PA in Greeley, CO.Posted: March 6th, 2014 08:03AM
I am a PA and work for Healthstat Inc--
I just removed about 28 for a patient for free. This a clinic that is free to the employees to cut the costs to the city which is self insured. This patient told me he would have been charged between $300 and $1000- from his PCP
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Skin tag removal
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Posted by: Dirtyskier in Aurora, CO.Posted: April 20th, 2011 07:04PM
I had one growing in my underarm. After seeing how ridiculous it is to pay someone to remove it, decided to do it myself. Disinfected an exacto knife with 91% alcohol, and then a flame. Disinfected my skin with alcohol. Pulled the tag tight with one hand, and sliced just below the base with the knife. Virtually no pain (honestly none really). Blotted with some gauze until it quit bleeding, put a bandaid on it with some neosporin, and called it good.
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Skin Tag Removal
Amount: $675.00 total
Posted by: cubalz in Mechanicsburg, PA.Posted: July 16th, 2010 07:07AM
Physician's asst removed approx. 50 in 30 mins. using first a U-shaped blade which painfully sawed through them and then using too large of scissors to remove others. If there was a clear stalk, she wasn't too bad but others the scissors would pinch the flesh and get stuck rather than cut. I opted for no numbing. I've had this done before with a much better PA who first crushed the skin tags with hemostats. You feel the pinch but crushing the capiliaries minimizes bleeding and also seems to disable the nerves so there's little pain felt beyond the pinch.

The stagger amount charged to my insurance company: $4,900! My ins paid $4064 - my copay is $675.
I'll never go back. If I can reach them myself, I use nail clippers soaked in alcohol, swab my skin with alcohol and nip them off myself. The problem arises when they are somewhere unreachable.
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Skin Tag Removal
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Posted by: KathyH in Viera, FL.Posted: February 2nd, 2010 08:02PM
I remove my own small ones with toenail clippers! I just disinfect them with a lighter, use an alcohil wipe and chop it right off. It doesn't even really hurt. It will bleed a little but mine have healed quickly with no scars (I'm fairskinned).
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Skin tag removal
Amount: $150.00 total
Posted by: Abm in Stockton, CA.Posted: February 13th, 2009 09:02PM
First I went to a Derm. he removed one tag with nitro. He said it may sting and blister but all signs would disappear within 6 months. I still have the brown mark where he burned my skin 2 yrs later. This pro cost me my $15 copay.
I went to a Derm @ a medi-spa. He removed 15+ tags (neck,underarms). First he injected lidocane to numb the area. Then he cut them off. Recovery is 2 wks. I'll see how that goes.
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skin tag removal with liquid nitro
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Posted by: annette in menasha, WI.Posted: August 3rd, 2008 05:08PM
i will never get this done agian,, it hurt and after the treament it felt like someone was applying hot pokers on my neck i cred for 2 hours and now i have huge blisters that are very painful and maybe infected
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External Resources:
  1.  www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000848.htm
  2.  www.aad.org/find-a-derm/
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