Skin tags are tiny benign growths that look like a skin tissue extending out from a tiny stem. They are mostly skin coloured but sometimes can be darker and may resemble a raised mole. The most common areas include: neck, armpits, groin, face, genitalia and under the breast. They are usually asymptomatic but unsightly. There are many methods of removal of skin tags. At Dermosphere clinic, we remove skin tags with either a cautery or a fine scissors/scalpel. The procedure is minimally painful and most patients tolerate it well.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are also known as acrochordon. They are small skin colored, benign extensions of the underlying skin tissue usually attached with a stem.
Are skin tags common?
Yes, they are commonly seen. Half of the adults across the world develop at least one skin tag in their lifetime
Do skin tags affect the general health?
Skin tags have not been found to have any affect on health. However, it is important to know that sometimes they may resemble warts, skin cancer, etc. You should always consult a dermatologist to get an accurate diagnosis.
What are the chances of developing skin tags?
The chances increase as you age. Increase chances are seen in people with positive family history, health issues such as diabetes, obesity, or during pregnancy.
What are the common areas to develop skin tags?
Common areas include: Armpits, Neck, face, groin, thighs, genitalia and under the breast.
How is skin tag diagnosed?
A detailed clinical examination by the dermatologist is sufficient for the diagnosis. Sometimes they may appear like warts, seborrheic keratosis, moles or skin cancer. In those cases, dermoscopy and/or skin biopsy is recommended to confirm the diagnosis.
When should you consider skin tag removal?
You should consider skin tag removal when it bleeds easily or the appearance of skin tag bothers you.
Can I remove skin tags at home?
Removal of skin tags at home can result in scarring, excessive bleeding, infection or adjacent tissue damage. We done recommend skin tag removal at home.
What are the methods of skin tag removal?
At Dermosphere clinic, we follow global protocols and remove skin tags using a cautery or fine scissors/scalpels.
Is skin tag removal painful?
Skin tag removal is well tolerated by most patients. A topical cream or local anaesthesia is given in case the patient is apprehensive about pain. You can do all your daily activities after skin tag removal.
Can a skin tag grow back after treatment?
When properly removed, the chances of skin tag to re-grow are almost nil.
What are the key benefits of getting skin tag removal at DERMOSPHERE?
We use the best technology and instruments We do not compromise on our standards and provide the highest grade of patient care Consultation and treatment are personally undertaken by our renowned dermatologists who are experts in skin tag removal procedures Our Dermatologists are well known for their methods of achieving incredibly natural results Maximum patient comfort during the treatment