Most people will experience skin tags on their skin at some point in their lifetime. Skin tags are small skin growths that can appear almost anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the eyelid, neck, armpit, groin or chest. While these small “stalks” of skin and tissue do not pose a health risk, they can be aggravating or a cosmetic concern. Our team of board-certified dermatologists offers skin tag removal services at our office in Greenbrae.
What is a Skin Tag?
Skin tags are small growths of extra skin and tissue that are usually taller than they are wide. The exact cause of these growths is not known, but they do appear more often on adults over the age of 35 and in places where the skin rubs together. However, skin tags occur on people of all ages, all skin types and in all areas on the head and body. They are not linked to any health problems, but they can make it difficult for hair removal in some areas. They are also unappealing to some, which is why many people want these growths removed.
Treatment for Skin Tags
Most skin tags are only a few millimeters in width or length, but some can grow to be larger than a quarter. All skin tags contain blood vessels, which is why you should not attempt to remove these growths on your own. At Greenbrae Dermatology, our dermatologist can examine skin growths and determine the best treatment. If you have a skin tag you want removed, we can carefully and safely remove it from the skin. Professional skin tag removal by a skin specialist can help prevent infection and reduce the chance of scarring.
If you have skin tags you want removed, contact our office today. We can schedule a skin consultation with our board-certified dermatologist. Most skin tag removal procedures can be completed in a quick office visit.