A skin tag is a flap of hanging skin. They develop on the neck, chest, back, armpits, eyelids and under the breasts often as a result of clothing rubbing against the skin. Sometimes they grow in the groin area. Most skin tags appear as you grow older, although some people are born with them.
While skin tags are not cancerous and don’t cause problems unless they are continuously irritated, many people choose to have them removed for precautionary or cosmetic purposes.
These can be removed with scissors after a local anesthetic. Small tags may be removed without the use of anesthetic if preferred. These treatments are usually effective in removing the growth, but may cause temporary skin discoloration or bleeding. We will help you to decide which treatment option is best for you.