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Skin Tag Removal


Sometimes our skin does funny things that we just can’t stand the look of or that we find annoying for other reasons. Skin tags, although typically small, can cause cosmetic concerns that we just prefer to be rid of.

The Plastic Surgery Clinic welcomes patients for minor procedures without needing a referral from your family doctor.

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are a collection of blood vessels and collagen that typically grow within the folds of your skin. Because they are covered by a thin layer of skin they tend to be fleshy coloured, but some can be black. They are harmless, benign growths, that hang off the skin by what is called a peduncle.

They are generally small in size but some can grow to be a few centimetres. They can be smooth, grainy, or wrinkly and usually develop in the folds of your skin in areas such as the neck, the eyelids, the armpits, the thighs and just under your breasts.  They can also develop on other areas of the body.

Skin tags are harmless and typically don’t require treatment. Some fall or rub off on their own. They can in some cases be bothersome or cause cosmetic concerns in which case you may want to have them removed.

Skin tags can develop for anyone, but sometimes they can be the result of underlying health issues such as obesity or HPV. It’s never a bad idea to have a skin tag checked out by a doctor whether it is bothering you or not.

The Skin Tag Removal Procedure

We will book you in for a free in person consultation with one of our expert doctors in order examine your skin tag, and if necessary we will schedule a follow-up appointment to remove your skin tag.

Skin tag removal is a quick and simple procedure, that lasts under 30 minutes. Most skin tags are quite small and don’t require anesthesia to be removed. If your skin tag is larger or if you have multiple skin tags, your doctor may administer local anesthesia so that your experience is painless.

Depending on the size and location of your skin tag, your doctor may or may not need to remove it surgically. Your doctor will let you know the technique that he/she will use during your consultation.

If very small, skin tags should not leave any perceptible scarring. Larger skin tags may cause some minimal scarring but your doctor will teach you how to care for your scar in order to ensure that it become unnoticeable in time.

Skin tag removal requires minimal downtime. You will be able to return to work and your regular activities immediately following your procedure.

The Cost of Skin Tag Removal

Minor procedures at The Plastic Surgery Clinic can range anywhere from $275-$350 depending on the complexity of your procedure. You will receive a firm quote once you have had your consultation with your doctor.

Some minor procedures are covered by OHIP. Although typically skin tag removal is not covered by OHIP.

How Long Does Skin Tag Removal Last?

Skin tags, once removed, should not come back in the treated area, although you can develop subsequent skin tags on other areas of the body.

To find out more, please contact us by phone or e-mail or by filling out the Request for Information form below.

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My overall experience has been nothing less than beyond exceptional! [The PSC] made me feel confident and comfortable from start to finish…

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Step 1: The PSC Consult


Consultations are always free. This is our opportunity to get to know you and your vision. And then share with you our expertise and recommendations based on 30+ years of experience, and thousands of satisfied patients.

One patient's experience...

My overall experience has been nothing less than beyond exceptional! [The PSC] made me feel confident and comfortable from start to finish…

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You and your surgeon will customize a plan to meet your needs and desired outcome.

Step 2: The PSC Procedure


You’ll arrive on the day of surgery fully prepared and confident in your outcome, because your surgeon is internationally recognized as a leader in their field. You will wake up slightly groggy and a bit uncomfortable, and head home soon after.

One patient's experience...

My overall experience has been nothing less than beyond exceptional! [The PSC] made me feel confident and comfortable from start to finish…

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