Skin tags are common, benign lesions that typically occur on the surface or hang off of the skin. They can vary in location and size. Skin tags are commonly found in skin folds, armpits, neck, abdomen, and groin. They often tend to be found more commonly in obese patients, or patients with diabetes type 2.
> Cryotherapy (CO2 Slush)
> Dermal Fillers (Soft Tissue Augmentation)
> Earlobe Reduction
> Fat Transfer
> Hair Transplant and Platelet Rich Plasma (Tru-PRP)
> Intense Pulse Light / Photofacial (IPL)
> Kybella® (Deoxycholic Acid) Injection
> Laser Hair Removal
> Minimal Incision Facelift
> Nipple Reduction Surgery
> O-Shot (Orgasm Enhancement)
> secretRF (Non-surgical Facial Resurfacing)
> Tru-PRP (Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma
> Tumescent Liposuction / Tummy Tuck
Causes of Skin Tags
The exact cause of skin tags is unknown, however there are certain factors that may play a role.
Areas of friction. Chaffing or areas where the skin rubs together is likely to form skin tags.
Growth factors, typically in pregnancy
Treating Skin Tags
Since skin tags are benign, no treatment needs to be done. However, sometimes skin tags can become irritated and bothersome to a patient. Skin tags can be removed by snipping them off, cautery, cryotherapy (freezing), or ligation.