Skin tag is a common, acquired benign skin growth that looks like a small piece of hanging skin.

Skin tags are often described as bits of skin- or flesh-colored tissue that projects from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. They typically occur in characteristic locations including the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts (especially where underwire bras rub directly beneath the breasts). Although skin tags may vary somewhat in appearance, they are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular, flesh-colored or slightly more brown, and hang from the skin by a small stalk. Early or beginning skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinpoint-sized bump around the neck. Some skin tags may be as large as a big grape.

The appearance of skin tags is not in itself a health concern but there may well be a medical reason behind their appearance. Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older and they tend to be more numerous in obese persons as well as in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

In office therapies:

At Skin Renewal skin tags are treated by excision and /or Nitrous Oxide freezing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Skin tags are a common concern we observe daily and there are treatments available to successfully remove them. Laser therapy can be used to cauterize the little lesions one by one. The skin tags will initially become darker after the treatment, but within a few days it will fall off. It is important to know that once these lesions have fallen off, the skin is quite sensitive and needs to be taken care off, using a SPF daily is strongly advised. Using a pigmentation suppressor 2-3 weeks prior to the treatment will also help to prevent hyper pigmented spots from developing. The areas you mentioned are the typical areas one would find theses lesions, they are often caused by friction, but can also be due to genetics. There is not a lot one can do to stop it from occurring, other than try to avoid clothing that promotes friction and trauma in those areas. In most cases, the best course of action will be to remove the ones that are present now and then to do maintenance treatments to remove new ones from becoming bigger.

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