Skin Tags

Skin tags, while very common, are often unsightly and annoying.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are very common fleshy skin growths that hang off the surface of your skin. Made up of loosely formed collagen fibres and blood vessels, they’re harmless, but often unsightly and annoying. Commonly found on the neck, underarms, and areas where skin chafing is common like the groin, they can occur individually or in clusters over a particular area of the skin. They range in size and colour, and while they’re not dangerous, they can become irritated and inflamed, and even bleed if you’re tempted to scratch or pick them.

What causes skin tags?

We don’t know exactly why or how skin tags form, but genetics is a common factor. Since they usually occur in areas of friction where skin chafing and sweating occur they may be caused by a combination of dampness and irritation from chafing. Overweight individuals, diabetics, and those over the age of 50 have also shown a higher likelihood of developing skin tags.

Remove skin tags.

Skin tags are easily removed, but do require specific courses of treatment and technology, safely directed by a specialized dermatologist; you should never attempt to remove skin tags at home. Removal is complete, though new skin tags may form in other areas, which can effectively be treated as they appear. Cosmedica offers effective treatments to safely manage and remove skin tags including electrocautery, cryotherapy, and laser or radio frequency ablation.
We are dedicated to providing safe and effective solutions for your skin tag concerns. A professional consultation will determine which skin tag solution is best suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Symptoms Include:

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