A skin tag (acrochordon) is a small, soft piece of flesh-colored or dark tissue that is attached to the surface of the skin by a connecting "stalk." Most skin tags develop over time, although some people are born with them. Skin tags typically affect people who are overweight, have diabetes, or are older than 40.
Although they are almost always benign, and do not cause problems unless they are continuously irritated, many people choose to have them removed for precautionary or cosmetic purposes. Skin tags can itch and, because they can get caught in zippers, clothes or jewelry, sometimes bleed. They are not contagious.
Typical Skin-Tag Locations
Skin tags are common skin growths that can develop in areas of friction: where clothing, jewelry your seatbelt (!) rubs against the skin, or the skin rubs against itself. They are typically found on the eyelids, neck and underarms, under the breasts, and in folds of skin on the groin, belly or buttocks.
Removing a skin tag is a simple in-office procedure performed by a trained healthcare provider.
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Common methods: Freezing, burning, and excision.
Does it hurt?
Small tags may be removed without using an anesthetic, but at Destino Bella, we use a topical anesthetic and a local anesthetic for a pleasant appointment.
Down time: *None. Full have to keep the dressing on for 48 hours. Mild pain, swelling for 1-2 days afterwards.
A skin tag rarely regrows; new skin tags can develop nearby or on other areas of skin.
Insurance companies consider skin-tag removal to be cosmetic in almost all cases, so typically do not reimburse for the cost of removing them. Call for more information