Skin tags (acrochordons) are small, noncancerous growths that tend to be the same color as your skin. They often look like a cluster of skin tissue extending out from a tiny stem. Most skin tags are between 1-4 mm, but some can grow as large as a few centimeters.
Skin tags do not affect your health. But they can be of cosmetic issue. If they are in areas like your face and neck, they can make you self-conscious. A skin tag removal procedure from a healthcare provider can help.
Acrochordons occur when the body produces extra cells in the skins top layers. They tend to form in skin folds and areas where there is friction. Skin tags often grow in these areas:Armpits.
The likelihood of developing skin tags increases with age. You may also be at risk if you:Have a family history of skin tags.
Skin tags typically do not cause symptoms. In some cases, friction from a skin tag rubbing against your skin, clothes or jewelry can cause discomfort or bleeding.
A nevus, or mole, is an area of growth on the skin. Some moles are present at birth, while others develop over the course of your lifetime. Many of the moles that develop during adulthood are related to sun exposure and effects on melanin production. While mostly thought of as brown, moles can come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, and flesh-colored. Most moles are benign, but it’s still important to keep an eye on them for any changes that could indicate cancer growth.
If you are not bothered by the way the skin tag looks and it doesnot hurt, then your skin tag may not need treatment. In fact, most skin tags dont need treatment. Some may fall off on their own.But you may need treatment if,The skin tag becomes irritated or bleeds easily
Here at Skin Avenues Clinic we use radiocautry or Co2 laser to burn and cut the skin tag / mole at the same time
Heat (cauterization) to burn it off or to stop bleeding.
Skin tag removal procedures can cause mild discomfort. A numbing cream is applied to reduce the pain.The treatment area will likely scab over in the days following the procedure.
Steps you can take include:Maintaining a healthy weight.