Skin tag is a common, acquired benign skin growth that looks like a small piece of hanging skin.

Skin tags are often described as bits of skin- or flesh-colored tissue that projects from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. They typically occur in characteristic locations including the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts (especially where underwire bras rub directly beneath the breasts). Although skin tags may vary somewhat in appearance, they are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular, flesh-colored or slightly more brown, and hang from the skin by a small stalk. Early or beginning skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinpoint-sized bump around the neck. Some skin tags may be as large as a big grape.

The appearance of skin tags is not in itself a health concern but there may well be a medical reason behind their appearance. Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older and they tend to be more numerous in obese persons as well as in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

In office therapies: At Body Renewal skin tags are treated by excision and /or Nitrous Oxide freezing. Skin tags can also be cauterised using the Cutera YAG™ laser.

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