Remove unsightly and annoying skin tags non-surgically with electrocautery.

About electrocautery in Victoria.

If you’re affected by skin tags, you know that although harmless, these common fleshy growths are often unsightly and annoying, especially if they become irritated or inflamed. Luckily for Victoria and Vancouver island patients, skin tags can easily and effectively be managed as they appear. At Cosmedica, we offer a range of options for the removal of skin tags, including electrocautery, cryotherapy and CO2 laser performed by a specialized dermatologist.

Electrocautery helps with:

How it works:

Electrocautery uses a light electrical current to heat up the skin, in order to destroy and remove the skin tag in question. The in-office procedure is fast and comfortable, lasting approximately 30 minutes. A topical anaesthetic is applied to minimize any potential discomfort, at which point the skin tag is cauterized with several touches of the electrocautery handpiece. The tag will become dry and black and will either fall off immediately or within one to two weeks. This process and the recovery time will vary depending on the location of the skin tag, and individual healing.


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Starting from $150 per treatment


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Electrocautery Frequently Asked Questions

Does electrocautery hurt?+-

A topical anaesthetic is applied to minimize potential discomfort. Furthermore, treatments are quick.

How soon will I see results? +-

Typically, skin tag removal can be achieved in a single treatment.

What results will I see?+-

The goal of electrocautery is to completely remove unwanted skin tags.

What’s the recovery time like?+-

There is no downtime associated with electrocautery. Immediately following treatment, your skin tag will become dry and will either fall off immediately or within one to two weeks. There may be a tiny mark or scar left where the skin tag was, but in general, electrocautery provides one of the most aesthetically pleasing skin tag removal results.

How do I maintain my result?+-

Although removal is complete, new skin tags may form in other areas, which can effectively be treated as they appear.


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