Skin tags are small lumps of skin that grow on the neck, or groin – along with a few other places. They can be confused for moles, but they aren’t moles, and they aren’t cancerous. However there’s a very good reason to check to check in with us. It’s very possible to confuse a mole for a skin tag, and moles can be cancerous. This doesn’t mean you should be terrified if you find what appears to be a skin tag, but it’s a great reason to get checked. In these cases we can confirm what you have and remove the skin tag.
How do they appear?
Skin tags start showing up as you get older. We’ve heard stories of people trying to remove skin tags by themselves. There’s various methods – some try going as far as burning the skin tag. This is incredibly dangerous and we highly recommend that you don’t try this on your own. It’s similar to cutting your own hair – you may think you can do a good job, but it never goes exactly the way you want it to. When it comes to your own skin, you don’t want to risk potential scarring, an infection, or uncontrollable bleeding.
In the folds of skin, where skin rubs against itself or against clothing, is where skin tags are created. The parts of your body where skin rubs against itself are the most likely to have skin tags appear. These parts are the neck, armpits or groin. Overweight people tend to be affected the most. With these things in mind, don’t risk your safety by removing the skin tag on your own. We have sterile instruments that won’t cause an infection, and our treatment is quick and relatively painless.