Skin Tags London

What are skin tags?

A skin tag is a commonly acquired benign skin growth that appears as a small piece of hanging skin. They typically occur in characteristic locations including the neck, underarms, eyelids, armpits and under the breasts.  Although skin tags may vary somewhat in appearance they are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular.  They can be flesh-colour or slightly more brown and hang from the skin by a small stalk.  Some skin tags can be as large as a grape and vary dramatically in size.

What causes Skin Tags?

The definite cause of skin tags is unknown however they may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials.  Skin tags can run in families and are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. Skin tags are generally painless and do not grow past a certain stage or change in appearance.

What Treatment is needed to Remove Skin Tags?

Skin tags can be frozen using liquid nitrogen  or shaved or snipped off after numbing the skin. Larger ones may need to be excised if they have a broad base.

 

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