Skin Tags

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are common, acquired benign skin growths that resemble a small, soft balloon suspended on a slender stalk. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds.

Who gets skin tags?

Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags. Obesity seems to be associated with skin tag development. Although some skin tags may fall off spontaneously, most persist once formed.

Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the body covered by skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other common body areas for the development of skin tags include the eyelids, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), buttock folds, and groin folds.

What are the symptoms of skin tags?

Except for the cosmetic appearance, skin tags generally cause no physical pain or discomfort. These tiny skin growths generally cause symptoms when they are repeatedly irritated (for example, by the collar or in the groin).

How are skin tags treated?

Skin tag removal for cosmetic reasons is perhaps the most common reason they are removed. We offer Laser skin tag removal.

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