This patient went camping in Southern California the week before and came in for an “inflamed skin tag”. However, when I looked closely you could see the skin tag had legs! Ticks can transmit several diseases including Lyme disease, so it’s recommended to remove them right away and order blood work for tick-borne illnesses. Thanks again to my patient for sharing his procedure. Tick removal. Tick dissection. Dermatology procedure. Dermatology Physician Assistant. Lyme disease education. MrPopZit.