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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 Removal
Amount: $426.00 total
Posted by: rrLorrie in Duluth, MN.Posted: September 30th, 2019 12:09PM
Mentioned I had a troublesome skin tag under my arm during my physical. Doc said she could freeze it with liquid nitrogen and it would fall off. Well, it is still there and I have to pay out of pocket ($6,500 deductible). I was told she could try again but it would be another charge. What a rip off!
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Skin Tag Removal
Amount: $5.89 total
Posted by: Rob Weeber in Pittsburgh, PA.Posted: September 20th, 2019 01:09AM
Had a skin tag on my neck and removed it with a bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar from Target by applying it to a cotton ball and covering with a band-aid overnight. It took a little over a week for the skin tag to dry up and fall off. I still have a nearly full bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar leftover that I can save for other uses in the future. Amazing Stuff!
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Sling tag removal
Amount: $567.00 total
Posted by: Laker in Delavan, WI.Posted: August 8th, 2019 08:08AM
For removal of ONE tiny skin tag under arm by my physician. I did not know it was not covered by insurance until the bill came! 😳
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pro vent patches
Amount: $10.00 total
Posted by: Patricio Alberto Aguayo in North Richland Hills, TX.Posted: June 24th, 2019 08:06PM
I trying this patches,there is 30 patches in box.
Used 10 already on one tag on neck.
Reading the methods used on comments,OMG! I would roll on ground screaming.
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Skin tag removal
Amount: $7.00 total
Posted by: Ashley S in woodstock, GA.Posted: June 9th, 2019 05:06AM
so I looked up how much it would be to have a skin tag removed. I called a few places, and they told me 100 bucks for all of them (5). so I made the appt to come in and have it done. when I got there and after the paperwork was done. I had to pay before I got it done. she told me it would be 700. No! Where did the extra 600 come from? So i just went to Walmart and picked up some Orajel and numbed it. I cut it off with some nail clippers and that was that.
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Skin tag removal
Amount: $680.00 total
Posted by: Oscar Garcia Jr in San Jose, CA.Posted: November 28th, 2018 07:11PM
Removed about 45;
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Skin tag removal
Amount: $15.00 total
Posted by: Columbus31909 in Columbus, GA.Posted: November 12th, 2016 02:11AM
I went to a local college that has a spa. They used the vascutouch on my three skintags. Fell off in a couple days, and no scarring.
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Skin tag removal with electrical current
Amount: $130.00 total
Posted by: a user in Peoria, AZ.Posted: October 1st, 2016 02:10PM
Removed about 12 tags with an aesthetician. She used a cream to numb the area and it went well for the most part, just a couple stung a little.
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Skin tag removal
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: a user in Miami, FL.Posted: March 14th, 2016 10:03PM
I tied it with one of my hairs and made sure it was cutting all circulation to it, you will know by the small pinch you feel and the color it turns, I made sure It was complete secure and left it on, after 2 days it dried out and came off right away with out any pain or scars.
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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
Amount: $0.00 total
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
Amount: $0.00 total
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
Amount: $0.00 total
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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