Skin tags are a common growth that develop in both men and women as they grow older. Skin tags typically are flesh colored or sometimes darker and can range in size. The most common areas of skin tags are in areas where there is more friction such as: groin, neck, armpits. Skin tags are most common in people who have obesity or type 2 diabetes. The common care for skin tags is the removal of them by Liquid Nitrogen or Cauterization, or simply cutting them off by a trained physician.
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, soft growths that typically appear on the neck, armpits, groin, and other areas of the body where skin rubs against skin or clothing. These growths are usually harmless and painless, but they can be a cosmetic concern for some people.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin tags are typically caused by friction or irritation, and they are more common in people who are overweight or have diabetes. They can also be caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause.
Treatment of Skin Tags
While skin tags are harmless, they can be bothersome or unsightly for some people. Treatment options for skin tags include cutting or freezing the tag off, burning the tag off with an electrical current, or tying off the tag with a small piece of string or thread until it falls off on its own. It is important to seek medical advice before attempting to remove a skin tag on your own, as improper removal can lead to infection or scarring.
At Pure Dermatology Cosmetic and Hair Center, our experienced dermatologists can help diagnose and treat skin tags effectively. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and work closely with our patients to ensure they receive the best possible care. If you have a skin tag or other skin concern, contact us today to schedule a consultation.