What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are normal outgrowths of skin that usually develop in areas where there is some friction on the skin surface. Examples are where clothing rubs around the neck, under arms, beneath the breasts, on the upper inner thighs, or on the eyelids.

There seems to be an inherited tendency to develop these growths and they are very common. They usually appear in adulthood as multiple soft flesh-colored to brown growths that are usually only attached to the skin surface by a thin stalk. Typically, they range from one to 5 mm, but occasionally they can become very large.

Removal may be done easily in the office by numbing with local anesthetic and snipping with small sterile scissors, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, or cautery.

The method of removal will depend on the provider’s evaluation of the depth, location, and number of lesions, as well as the patient’s skin type, age, and other characteristics (including possibly the pathology results of a biopsy).

If you would like a benign growth removed, please be aware that an evaluation is required. This evaluation will be considered an office visit and may be covered by insurance. However, the actual removal of benign growths is typically NOT covered by insurance. There is no way to prevent the return of treated growths or the development of new growths.

What Are Warts?

Warts are common benign skin growths caused by viruses. Different warts require different treatments; some require mild topical treatments, while others are more resistant to treatment and require repeated aggressive treatment or surgical removal. Orlando Dermatologist Kathleen Judge offers a wide range of wart removal treatment options including:

  • Salicylic Acid Products (e.g. drops, gels, pads and bandages)
  • Liquid Nitrogen Treatment (Cryosurgery)
  • Surgical Removal (For large or painful warts)

Please be aware that because warts are benign viral growths, they can continue to appear over time, and it is common for them to recur after any type of treatment. There is no way to prevent the recurrence of treated lesions or the growth of new lesions.

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Call us: (407) 481-2620 to schedule a consultation or for more information on our treatments.

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700 E. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL 32806

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Testimonials

I enjoy visiting this office, and the staff is excellent.

I enjoy visiting this office, and the staff is excellent. They respond really fast in time for refills. Thanks for your service.

H. M.

Central Florida Dermatology Associates
5
2020-08-07T19:47:49+00:00

H. M.

I enjoy visiting this office, and the staff is excellent. They respond really fast in time for refills. Thanks for your service.

Love love coming here!

Love love coming here! Staff is super nice. Dr. Judge is so knowledgeable and awesome at what she does. She cares about all her clients! The Balance spa is great as well! Monique is super sweet and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the hydrafacial! Thankful I found this wonderful place!

Liz Mole

Central Florida Dermatology Associates
5
2020-08-07T19:47:13+00:00

Liz Mole

Love love coming here! Staff is super nice. Dr. Judge is so knowledgeable and awesome at what she does. She cares about all her clients! The Balance spa is great as well! Monique is super sweet and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the hydrafacial! Thankful I found this wonderful place!

I consider Dr. Judge and her staff to be the epitome of Dermatology excellence AND outstanding customer service.

I consider Dr. Judge and her staff to be the epitome of Dermatology excellence AND outstanding customer service. On a surgical level, Dr Judge has treated me for skin cancer on more than one occasion, leaving no indication (scar). Her motto "the sun is not your friend" is one I have learned to practice daily.

F. C.

Central Florida Dermatology Associates
5
2020-08-07T19:48:28+00:00

F. C.

I consider Dr. Judge and her staff to be the epitome of Dermatology excellence AND outstanding customer service. On a surgical level, Dr Judge has treated me for skin cancer on more than one occasion, leaving no indication (scar). Her motto "the sun is not your friend" is one I have learned to practice daily.

A great practice run by caring professionals.

A great practice run by caring professionals. Dr. Judge asks questions, and listens to the concerns of patients. Highly recommended.

Matt Owen

Central Florida Dermatology Associates
5
2020-08-07T19:46:47+00:00

Matt Owen

A great practice run by caring professionals. Dr. Judge asks questions, and listens to the concerns of patients. Highly recommended.
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