About Skin Tags
Dr. Reuel Aspacio and his team of certified medical professionals at Summerlin Dermatology encounter a gamut of benign skin growths on a daily basis. Skin tags are flesh-colored lesions typically seen on the neck, the armpits, below the breasts, and even the groin. These are usually asymptomatic. However, some patients find them itchy or irritating.
These flesh-colored skin growths (also known as acrochordon) are harmless and may range from a pinhead-sized bump to the size of a pencil eraser. While skin tags do not require medical treatment, you may want skin tags removed if they create irritation when they rub against clothing. You may also consider having a skin tag removed if it's in a visible location, like your eyelid or another area of your face. Evaluation by a skilled dermatologist such as Dr. Aspacio may ease your anxiety about these lesions. If you are seeking a cosmetically elegant result as a treatment option for skin growths, lesions, skin tags or seborrheic keratosis in the Las Vegas, NV area, schedule an appointment at Summerlin Dermatology.
"Love Alice when shes able to help me. They also give samples of barious brands that have been AMAZING on my skin"- A.K. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"Excellent care and competent staff."- C.C. / Google / Oct 14, 2018
"Can't say enough great things about Trish and Dr. Aspacio! They are a really great team and Trish is seriously hilarious. They see you timely and can get you in quick for aesthetic/cosmetic. Love Trish's honesty about any skin care regimen questions. Her face is immaculate so I would absolutely take her advice and then some! ;). Really great practice, great customer service and a wonderful experience all around!"- S.C. / Yelp / Oct 02, 2018
"Before beginning this review, I took time to read several of the reviews posted. A very mixed bag of issues and emotions. Well, here is why I gave this group of working professionals a "5 STAR" rating. I was referred to Summerlin Dermatology by my so called medical PCP. I had concern about a mole like growth on my back which appeared to be getting larger. I was concerned it could be cancerous. I received a call from Summerlin Dermatology on 9/26/2018 regarding this referral. It seemed they had a cancellation for that day and asked if this was convenient for me. Yep. Sure was. However, I told the young lady on the phone, Daisy, I didn't want to sit there filling out new patient paperwork. She explained their website with the on-line forms was down at the time and offered to email me the forms to complete before I arrived. She was so upbeat and professional. When I arrived for my appointment (with my completed paperwork) I was greeted by, not one, but two front office staffers, Jose and Desiree. They were professional with a smile. Again, upbeat. I signed in and waited about 10-15 minutes before I was taken into the examining room. During my wait time I had the opportunity to chat with each of these individuals. Very professional, yet not "starchy" if you know what I mean. Real people with a job to do the best they can. I met with Dr. Aspacio and his assistant. I felt at ease with both. I told the doctor why I was there. Doctor Aspacio examined the mole growth. Then asked me for my cell phone. He took a picture of this mole on my back. It was not easy for me to see since it was on my back. He showed me the picture and explained that it was typical of getting older. Such moles are common at "our age". I laughed. He even showed me a couple of areas where he has developed similar moles. He made me feel at ease. I was sooo relieved. I have lived in Las Vegas for 43 years. I am 67 years old with Medicare insurance. If you want to experience REALLY BAD medical treatment just wait until you become a senior and on Medicare! I thank heaven that Summerlin Dermatology was an outside referral and NOT part of my primary care network!! I haven't seen my PCP in 2 years! All I see are PAC's or a Nurse Practitioner! Summerlin Dermatology, in my experience/opinion, is only 1 of 3 local medical facilities with whom I would consider professional, to the point and personable. I would recommend them highly!!!"- L.H. / Yelp / Sep 27, 2018
"Very knowledgeable professional and detailed. The staff is very attentive and the doctor was incredibly informative taking the time to make sure I understood the procedure. When the results came in he recommended a plastic surgeon to do the surgery. I really felt very confident in the diagnosis and appreciated everyone's help."- S.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
Skin tags are so common that it is reported many adults have at least one. Skin tags typically develop from the friction of skin rubbing against clothing or other skin. They most commonly form in the armpits, on the chest, neck, eyelids, and in the folds of the groin. In women, skin tags may also develop beneath the breasts. You may develop skin tags more often if you are overweight or as you age. In addition, hormone elevations during pregnancy can also cause an increase in the formation of skin tags.
A skin tag is either flesh colored or brown. They can vary in size from as small as 1mm to around the size of a grape. The growth may be smooth or wrinkled, and most are attached to the skin by a small stalk. Skin tags do not cause pain and they are not contagious. If the skin tag gets twisted and cut off from the blood supply, it may turn red or black.
Skin tags often do not need treatment, but you may want one or a group of them removed. Skin tags can get caught in jewelry or clothing, which can cause irritation, redness, and sometimes bleeding. You may also want to eliminate them for cosmetic reasons (if it is on your face or another visible area). To remove a skin tag, Dr. Aspacio may perform a surface layer surgical excision; other treatment options include destruction by electrocautery, cryotherapy, or laser.
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If you have skin tags that are irritating or unattractive, Dr. Aspacio can assess and remove them for medical and cosmetic reasons. There are a number of treatment options for skin tag removal that Dr. Aspacio can discuss with you before creating your customized treatment plan. Summerlin Dermatology invites you to contact our Las Vegas, NV office to schedule a consultation for skin tag removal.