Everything You Should Know About Skin Tags

Most people are too much conscious about their skin because the beauty comes from the healthy skin. It is every girl’s dream, to have a picture-perfect skin. And, to gain flawless skin, they apply different products or cosmetic surgeries on their skin. There are so many skin related problems that can take over your beauty at a young age such as blackheads, warts, moles or skin tags.

If you are also one of them who suffers from skin related problems then, without making any lapse consult the best dermatologist and treat your skin as soon as possible. Although, there are so many experts who offer skin tag removal treatment by using latest techniques.

Here are few basics that everyone should know about skin tags…  

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are small, hanging skin, flesh colored benign skin growths. Medically, skin tags are known as acrochordon. They are not harmful and more than half of the adults may have at least one in their life time. Most of the tags do not fall off on their own and stay around once they’re formed.

However, males and females are equally prone to develop skin tags. The chances of developing the skin tags increase due to obesity or being moderately overweighted. Also, those individuals who have larger breasts can also be affected by skin tags under the breasts.

They occur in different locations such as under the breasts, eyelids, underarms and neck base. They are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular. Also, they are  brown in color and hang from the skin by a small stalk.

Well, this is a small description of what is a skin tag. Yet, people have so many questions regarding skin tags and many more misconceptions. Let’s clear them…

Do they Reproduce After Removal?

Actually, there is not a single evidence which can prove that skin tag removal will cause more tags. There is no expectation of causing skin tags as a seed and spread all over the affected areas. In reality, some of the individuals are more prone to occur skin tags and may have new growths periodically.

Are they Tumor?

Skin tags are type of harmless skin tumor or growth. They are mostly non-cancerous and don’t become cancerous if you leave them untreated. There is rare possibility where they become cancerous or pre-cancerous. Let’s come to next question..

Are they Contagious?

No. They aren’t. there’s also not a single proof to suggest that common skin tags are contagious. Mostly, people don’t catch them from anyone and do not transmit it to anyone.

Now, treatments…

How can a Dermatologist or Specialist Treat them?

It is the most important factor to remember that they don’t have to be treated. Deciding to have no treatment is a good move if the growths are not bothersome. If they are bothersome then you can go for different home remedies.

Still, there are some ways that you can remove your skin tags like, freeze with liquid nitrogen, tie them off at the narrow base by using string or dental floss, remove through scissor or burn using electric cautery. These all are medical ways to remove skin tags. For any of the above procedure, you should approach skin specialist. Don’t try to do it at home because it may cause side effects too.

Bottom line:

Hope, you find this post helpful to you in knowing what is the skin tag and also, you can get rid of multiple misconceptions about skin tags. Just remember one thing, don’t seek for treatment if they are not bothersome. In a serious case, you should consult a specialist and stay under the treatment. Stay Happy!

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