Skin tags are benign skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. They are harmless growths that can be easily removed through surgical excision. Most skin tags are asymptomatic, meaning they cause no symptoms. They are almost always universally benign; reports of malignancies arising in skin tags are extremely rare. Skin tags can become irritated and inflamed, especially when located in skin folds or in areas where clothing rubs against them. Skin tags are recommended to be removed when they are irritated and cause discomfort, or if they constitute a cosmetic problem. Many people are self-conscious about the appearance of skin tags and wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons only. Skin tags can be easily removed in an office based setting under local anesthetic. Removal of skin tags is not something that is covered by insurance. If you are interested in having a skin tag removed please contact our office to receive pricing details.