Skin tag are bits of skin- or flesh-colored tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. Some people call these growths “skin tabs” or barnacles.
Electro surgery (also called electric cautery) is the medical application of an electrical current to tissue to cut off, seal off blood loss, and dry the affected tissue.
In this procedure a high-frequency device transfers an electrical current to the Skin tag by the way of an electrode. These frequencies operate below the frequency used by an AM radio station. In this application, the electrical resistance of this tissue produces molecular energy which results in coagulation of the blood.
The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes.