What are skin tags?
A skin tag looks like a small piece of soft hanging tissue and can be clear or pigmented. Skin tags are generally benign, non cancerous small tumours of the skin which cause no symptoms.
It is very common to have growths on the skin such as moles, warts, and skin tags that you would like to have removed for a variety of reasons. Our experienced medical providers can assess, monitor, diagnose and remove these lesions if necessary, through a variety of methods, depending on what best suits your situation. IF, you are experiencing pain at the site of the lesion, irritation or the lesions are bleeding.
Skin tags are invariably benign – non cancerous – tumors of the skin which cause no symptoms, unless it is repeatedly rubbed or scratched, as may happen with clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. Very large skin tags may burst under pressure.
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Skin Tag Removal Treatments
Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang on the skin. They’re very common and harmless. Skin tags can vary in size from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.
They’re usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids.
Anyone can develop skin tags. Pregnant women may be more likely to develop skin tags, caused by changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason. Skin tags tend to grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing.
Skin tags are harmless and don’t usually cause pain or discomfort.
However, you may want to consider getting them removed if they are unsightly and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or your jewellry and can cause bleeding.
Removing skin tags
If a skin tag is upsetting you, consider making an appointment with a private clinic to have it removed. Skin tags can easily be frozen off. Liquid nitrogen application will feel like a strong biting pinch for about 3 seconds. The pain quickly fades and is much better within 15 minutes. As the skin thaws out, the chilled nerves will recover function at different rates. Depending on the size of the tag, if we don’t think this approach is possible we will advise you appropriately.