Skin tags are typically small, soft skin growths that somewhat resemble a pimple. As something that is a complete nuisance, skin tags can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. But what exactly are skin tags, how are they caused, and how can you get rid of them? Read on to learn more about the truth behind skin tags.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, benign lumps that can exhibit themselves all across the body and face; sometimes they can even appear on the eyelids. Typical in individuals of any age, skin tags can occur on just about anyone at anytime.
How Are They Caused?
One of the leading causes of skin tags is when the skin rubs against other skin, clothing, or fabric. However, they can be caused by a variety of other things such as overexposure to the sun or any other elements. Luckily, skin tags are benign, so you won’t have to worry about removing them right aware for fear of them resulting in a health problem.
How Are They Treated?
Fortunately, there are several treatment options to help you get rid of your skin tags. Treatments for skin tags include a variety of things including nitrogen (cryotherapy) to freeze them off, surgery to remove the tags completely, or the use of electric cautery to burn the skin tag off.
One of the great things about skin tags is that they aren’t painful or harmful to your body. Although they can be a complete nuisance, if left untreated, they can typically fall off on their own. If you would like to learn more about skin tags or how they can be treated, contact Dr. George Philip Smith’s office today to schedule an appointment.