Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 644–645 | Cite as

Fast and Painless Skin Tag Excision with Ethyl Chloride

  • Tahsin GörgülüEmail author
  • Merve Torun
  • Ramazan Güler
  • Abdulkerim Olgun
  • Eksal Kargi
Letter to the Editor Non-Surgical Aesthetic


Skin tags (acrochordon) are skin colored or hyperpigmented, usually pedunculated benign skin lesions and often occur on the neck, axilla, and groin regions. It is difficult choice to excise these multiple, widespread, and pedinculated lesions with or without local anesthesia. One option is to infiltrate local anesthesia to every single skin tag, while cutting pedicle with single move is another option. However, both of these options are painful to some degree. We routinely use ethyl chloride spray anesthesia for skin tag excision with micro-scissor and micro-forceps. We received positive feedback from patients, who underwent skin tag excision before with conventional techniques. They declare that ethyl chloride procedure is more comfortable and painless.

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Skin tag Acrochordon Ethyl chloride Anesthetic spray Painless Fast 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Supplementary material

Video 1: Skin tag excision with ethyl chloride anesthesia. Supplementary material 1 (MOV 29341 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tahsin Görgülü
    • 1
    Email author
  • Merve Torun
    • 1
  • Ramazan Güler
    • 1
  • Abdulkerim Olgun
    • 1
  • Eksal Kargi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryBulent Ecevit UniversityKozluTurkey

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