Skin Tags
Skin tags appear in people of all ages, but they are common when you turn 50. Boynton Beach skin tags and the team provide rapid diagnosis and treatment of skin tags, lesions, and keratosis. Applying effective and safe methods of care, they perform outpatient removal or direct you to their dermatologist.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are noncancerous growths on the skin. They are attached to the skin by a tiny stalk called a peduncle. They are common in both women and men, especially at the age of 50. They appear in the areas where the skin folds, such as the neck, eyelids, armpits, and under the breasts.

They are unnoticed unless they occur in prominent areas or scratched by jewelry, clothing, or shaving. In most cases, the skin tags fall off or rub off painlessly, but large skin tags can burst under pressure.

Skin tag surfaces appear smooth or irregular. They are raised from the skin surface on fleshy stalks. They are slightly brownish or flesh-colored.

Treatment

Skin tags are harmless; they are only removed for cosmetic reasons. Large skin tags in areas where they can rub each other may be removed because of irritation.

Surgery. Some procedures, such as cauterization, involve burning off the skin tags using electrolysis, litigation done by interrupting the blood flow to the skin tag, freezing a skin tag using a probe with liquid nitrogen, and cutting out the tag with a scalpel (excision).

A dermatologist or a skin doctor should only do the process. Removing skin tags at home is not highly recommended because of possible infections or high risks of bleeding.

Over-the-counter solutions. OTC solutions can be found in pharmacies. They freeze the skin tag, and it rubs off after 7 to 10 days. You can purchase them online, but it's better to buy them physically because professional advice is needed before using these treatments.

Causes

It's not yet known what exactly causes the skin tags. Since they show up in skin folds, and friction plays a role in the forming. Skin tags appear when blood vessels and clusters of collagen are trapped inside the skin.

They may be commonly caused by skin rubbing against each other because they form in skin folds. Some skin tags appear to be inherited. They happen mainly during pregnancy, in people with diabetes, or those that are obese.

Risk factors

If you have HVP, you have family members with skin tags, overweight, or pregnant, then you may be at greater risk of getting skin tags. Skin tags don't cause skin cancer, but rubbing with jewelry or clothing may irritate. Shaving a skin tag may not cause permanent damage but can cause prolonged bleeding and pain, so you should shave with caution.

If you develop skin tags, you may not be too concerned. But, for some people, they are a nuisance. Skin tags are stubborn; otherwise, you will need more than one treatment to eliminate them. In some cases, skin tags regrow and need to be removed again. Nguyen Medical Group offers the perfect procedures for skin tag removal. Please schedule an appointment with them today and make a difference.