Skin Tags



What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small, benign skin growths that usually occur after midlife and have a short narrow stalk connecting it to the surface of the skin. Tags are usually painless and do not grow or change; however they may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials. Some individuals may be more prone to skin tags because of being overweight, due to heredity or sometimes for unknown reasons. People with diabetes and pregnant women tend to be more prone to skin tags.

How do skin tags develop?

Skin tags form primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids.

Who gets skin tags?

People with diabetes and pregnant women tend to be more prone to skin tags.

How are skin tags treated?

Because tags are benign; treatment is unnecessary unless the tags become frequently irritated or present a cosmetic concern. Removal is preformed by cauterization, cryosurgery, surgical ligation or excision.


 

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