Removing Skin Tags

Removing Skin Tags | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale, Phoenix

Removing Skin Tags

Skin tags are completely benign and harmless, but they can be annoying. Fortunately, they are easy to remove with a number of approaches available including laser skin resurfacing. Skin tags often look like warts and are usually skin-colored. However, they can range in color and be up to two inches wide. Most skin tags are small and are often found on the neck, near the groin, below the breasts, or in the armpits.

Although anyone can develop a skin tag, they’re most common in people who are overweight or obese and in those with diabetes. Skin rubbing together is more common for those who are overweight, and the friction can cause skin tags in some people. That’s why they’re so common in places where the skin touches. However, that isn’t always the case.

Skin tags are the most common bump on the human body and can take on a stalk-like shape. In some cases, there is no apparent cause of them. However, not only do some people consider them unsightly, they can also get in the way of clothes and dressing. When a skin tag gets caught on clothing, it can be painful.

Removing a skin tag is quick, easy, and painless. The results are immediate with no downtime necessary. The skin tag spot might be a different color or a little red and sore for a few days post-treatment. If the discoloration is bothersome, additional laser skin resurfacing treatments can reduce hyperpigmentation.

There is no risk of a skin tag turning into cancer or any other dangerous condition. They’re simply an overgrowth that happens naturally in many people. They won’t grow back, but a person with one skin tag is simply more inclined to develop others, usually in a different area. Skin tags can always be removed in a simple outpatient procedure.

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