Skin Tags & Bumps

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Eyelid Reconstruction for Skin Tags & Bumps


Why Do Skin Tags Occur?

Skin tags can occur in childhood but become more common as one ages. Additionally, they are subject to hormonal changes and pregnant women experience new skin tags. Skin tags are typically an aesthetic concern and do not cause any further problems. However, they may have a relationship to diabetes and obesity so you should have your blood sugar and weight checked by your primary care physician if you notice a sudden onset of many skin tags.

Skin Tag Removal

Fortunately, skin tags are simple to remove. Usually these are removed by a doctor using cryosurgery or cautery. Cryosurgery involves applying liquid nitrogen to the surface. This freezes the skin tag. Cautery uses high heat to burn off the skin tag. In both cases the skin tag falls off on its own. In some cases excision is required with the use of a scalpel or special scissors. Control of bleeding and infection is extremely important. Therefore, only a physician should remove skin tags; do not try to do this on your own at home.

Skin Cancer Warning Signs

Any suspicious bump on or near your eyelid should be examined by a physician. There are a number of warning signs that indicate that the bump may be a skin cancer. These include the “ABCDEs:”

  • A: Asymmetry
  • B: Borders are irregular
  • C: Color variation (more than one color)
  • D: Diameter (size is greater than a pencil eraser)
  • E: Evolution (anything new – growth, bleeding, itching)

These bumps can be excised by your physician and sent to a laboratory for examination. Remember, not all bumps are cancer. It may be a benign growth, infection or a sign of an underlying condition. Usually removal of the bump can be performed right in the office using a local anesthetic. Other cases require the equipment and safety of an operating room. After the bump is removed, you will likely be asked to apply an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.


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If you would like to learn more about Skin Tags & Bumps call 1-800-244-9907 to make an appointment at Central Valley Eye Medical Group.

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We at Central Valley Eye hope that you and your families are well. To continue to protect the health of our patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions as we provide the eye care that our community needs:

  • All patients and staff must now wear masks within the clinic building. Please bring one from home.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling patients with fever, cough, or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.

If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

Following state guidelines, the doctors at Central Valley Eye have recently resumed performing elective surgeries. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that needed to be postponed. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

Warmest regards,

Brandy Simpson
Practice Manager
Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.

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