Doctor's at MDCS: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, with state-of-the-art offices in located in Upper East Side, Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Midtown East of Manhattan, NY, remove skin tags for patients throughout New York. Our doctors treat skin tags, those pesky small pieces of skin that can appear almost anywhere on the body, quickly and painlessly.
Skin tags are small flesh or brown colored pieces of skin that hang in various areas of the body. They are not harmful and do not cause symptoms. However, the surrounding area of skin can become irritated if it is picked at or rubbed constantly. Skin tags are directly attached to the body by a thin stalk. They can develop anywhere but are most commonly found: on the eyelids, under the breasts, in the groin area, armpits, the upper chest and the neck. About 25% of adults develop at least one skin tag.
Skin tags are the result of a buildup of collagen and blood vessels within thicker parts of the skin. They are believed to develop as a result of the skin rubbing against itself. That’s why skin tags are so often found in areas of the body that have natural creases, such as the underarm area, and also why they are more common among overweight and obese individuals. The tendency to develop skin tags may also have a genetic component. Additionally, they are more common among older adults, individuals with diabetes and pregnant women. Still others, including children, develop skin tags for no apparent reason.
The removal of a skin tag is considered a cosmetic procedure. Still many patients opt to have them removed. Skin tags under the arm can interfere with shaving and many find them aesthetically unattractive. Removal is quick and painless. There are also several methods. Your dermatologist will decide which is best, depending on the size and location of your skin tag. Methods include:
• Snipping the tag off with surgical scissors or a scalpel.
• Freezing it off with a quick swab or spray of liquid nitrogen.
• Burning the tag off.
*Individual Results May Vary
A wide variety of insurances are accepted to cover the cost of consultations and treatments. If you have any questions regarding whether your insurance plan is accepted and coverage, please feel free to contact our office.
"Very nice and professional doctors, they are very easy to talk to and their staff is always professional and really polite. I highly recommend them!!"
"I've only been coming here for a month, but I love how contemporary the offices are--the electronic check-in and co-pay pre-payment system is awesome."
"Dr. Amin is a superb dermatologist at a superb practice. He once got me in on very short notice for a complicated procedure, and I left feeling like he really cared."
"I have been to see most of the doctors here, and I really like this group! They are knowledgeable and truly care about my issues."
"This is a welcome change with today's healthcare environment in which Physicians have to see more patients and spend less time with their patients."
"I have a lot of moles, and have seen a lot of dermatologists. Dr. Gratch stands out as being very thorough, pleasant, and efficient. Office staff is also cool. "
"Dr. Amin did a great job reassuring me and made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable, skilled, and patient. He spent a lot of time with me."
"Anticipate patient's needs. I am surprised that there are such few great doctors like Dr. Gratch out there. I recommend Dr. Gratch for anyone with a skin issue."
"I really enjoyed my time with Dr. Engelman. She is bright, kind, and capable. She knew my diagnosis right away, but didn't rush me out of her office."
"Dr. Schadlow is bright, caring, efficient and knowledgeable. She's got great bedside manner and helped clear up my concerns. Her staff was excellent too."
"He and his associates are top notch; young, knowledgeable and caring. They respond clearly to all questions and do not rush the visit. Great all around service."
"He is also the best cosmetic surgeon I have had for repairing the skin cancer sites...He said his work is "guaranteed for life."...he saved my face if not my life."
"I have been treated by most of the doctors for my most basic skin care needs to the more elective procedures. I am confident that I am receiving the very best skin care"
"I've been a patient of both Dr. Schadlow for a few several dermatological procedures, and then Dr. Amin for mohs surgery. I found them both extremely professional."
"I've been to quite a few specialists and Dr. Gratch REALLY knows what he's talking about. Moreover, the office itself is a model of efficiency."
"The service was quick and effective. I already booked an appointment for my husband and will make sure to share with all my friends."
"I love this place. I have acne problem skin and Tamila Deveny has been helping me with my treatment. I have seen a lot of progress in my skin thanks to her."
"Dr. Amin was efficient, explained what he was doing and why, and gave me clear instructions on how to care for my skin over the long term to prevent breakouts."
"I also really like this office, the staff are really nice and professional, I did not have to wait long, and their prices are comparable to others in the city."
"The doctors assistant was very friendly as well. Dr. Schadlow was great! Very knowledgeable and caring. Overall, great experience. I was in and out in about 25 minutes."