Would you recommend microdermabrasion or dermabrasion for the treatment of skin tags?

I would recommend neither microdermabrasion nor dermabrasion for the treatment of skin tags.  Neither of those modalities would work well and dermabrasion could create the need for significant healing time.  Typically I just directly excise skin tags with scissors under topical cryogenic anesthesia.  This is a virtually pain free way to remove these and due to the fact that the scissors essentially crimp the ends of the skin when the skin tag is excised, there typically is very little to no bleeding.  Patients then just apply a very small amount of Polysporin ointment to the area and in two to three days this is healed.  There really is no downtime and there is seldom any bruising and any sort of infection is exceptionally rare.  I would therefore not recommend microdermabrasion or dermabrasion in the treatment of skin tags, but seek someone who has significant experience in directly excising these.

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