skin tags

Skin Tags

Skin tags are common and benign or harmless skin lesions that are usually small outgrowths of skin and hence are known as tags. Sometimes they can grow to become quite large.

Skin tags usually appear with increasing age in both men and women. Sometimes there is a family history and they can be quite large in numbers. They are most common to appear in folds of the skin such as underarms, groins and the neck. They can be annoying especially in the neck where they can catch on collars or necklaces. Besides family history other factors making them more likely are obesity and conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.

They can be removed using cryotherapy, shave excisions and/or electrocautery.

After treatment there may be a small scab which falls off in a few days to weeks. Treating the tags can cause minimal scarring and temporary irritation or pigmentation which may take some time to resolve.

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small growth on the face