How To Get Rid Of A Skin Tag

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How To Get Rid Of A Skin Tag

A skin tag is nothing more than a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk and is not skin cancer. Skin tags are not dangerous. Most often they are found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts or in the groin area. Even though these tags aren’t usually cause for concern and are not related to skin cancer, you may want to banish them for cosmetic reasons.

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are simply benign tumors, however, don’t let the word “tumor” scare you – they’re usually completely harmless and not skin cancer. They’re caused by skin rubbing against skin. Though tags can vary in size, they’re generally about the size of a grain of rice. And it is quite common for more tags to appear as we age.

Skin tags are very common. In fact, nearly everyone will develop at least one skin tag in his or her lives. Some people are more prone to developing skin tags (middle-aged and elderly people who are obese are more likely to get these). But some people are just prone to them.

Treatment Of Skin Tags

First and foremost, since skin tags are benign, meaning not skin cancer, and treatment isn’t necessary at all. But if your jewelry, clothing or even shaving irritates them, perhaps, then you should always consult with a dermatologist or doctor first. This is also the case if you’re not sure that what you have is a skin tag. As with any troublesome spot or growth on your skin, it is always best to see your doctor before trying to self-diagnose and/or treat yourself.

The quickest and safest way to remove skin tags is to have them simply taken off by a dermatologist. If you have multiple skin tags or skin tags that are in tricky spots like on the eyelid, this is your best option. Your Dermatologist will also be able to confirm if it is, in fact, a skin tag. This is a quick and relatively painless procedure.

Skin Tag Removal by Spectrum Dermatology – Scottsdale

If you have skin tags that you are concerned with, Spectrum Dermatology can help. Give us a call at (480) 948-8400, and our caring staff will help you get the clear, tag free skin you are looking for.