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Skin tags are small, soft, skin-colored growths on the skin. They are common and harmless. They are always found on the neck, armpits, under the breast, or on the eyelids. You can remove them if they are bothering you.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are extra pieces of skin that stick out beyond the surface of the body. They are made up of blood vessels and collagen surrounded by an outer layer of skin. They are harmless. They always can be found in skin folds due to friction.

Causes of skin tags

Skin tags are very common. Skin tags are one of the common side effects of pregnancy, which is caused by pregnancy hormones and weight gain. They are not contagious. They may be related to genetic connections. It is usual for multiple family members to have skin tags. Older people and people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes may also be more likely to develop skin tags due to skin tags tend to grow in the excess folds of skin, where the skin rubs against itself.

How to remove skin tags?

If skin tags affect your self-esteem or they snag on clothing or jewelry and bleed, you can choose to remove them.

You could consult the doctor to remove your skin tags by the following methods.

Cryotherapy: Freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen.

Surgical removal: Removing the skin tag with scissors or a scalpel.

Electrosurgery: Burning off the skin tag with high-frequency electrical energy.

Ligation: Removing the skin tag by tying it off with surgical thread in order to cut off its blood flow.

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