Cracking the Code
Skin Tag Removal
As per the Cleveland Clinic, “Skin tags 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 and 5 mm, but some can grow as large as a few centimeters.”
Skin tag removal can be performed by scissoring or any sharp method (using surgical scissors or a surgical blade to cut), ligature strangulation (tying suture material around the skin tag to stop the blood flow), electrosurgical destruction, or a combination of treatment modalities, including the chemical destruction or electrocauterization of the wound, with or without local anesthesia. Our CPT code selection will be determined based on how many skin tags are removed.