A very common occurrence, skin tags are a type of benign growth that are often referred to as “hanging moles.” Skin tags vary greatly in size and can be found in the underarms, neck, groin, and other areas of skin folds. Harmless skin growths, skin tags have been known to resemble seborrheic keratoses, molluscum contagiosum and warts.
What causes skin tags?
The exact cause of skin tags is unknown, however as they tend to appear most in areas of skin folds, they may be a result from skin rubbing against other skin. Resistance to insulin and higher levels of growth hormones are also possible leading factors to the growth of skin tags.
Can skin tags be removed?
Yes, skin tags can be removed easily and efficiently at Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston with no downtime. A medical office visit is required to diagnose the skin tags as they can sometimes resemble other skin conditions.
How can a dermatologist help me with my skin tags?
Skin tags can become bothersome if left untreated for long periods of time. A board-certified dermatologist or dermatology physician assistant can remove these skin growths for you in a visit to the office. You don’t have to put up with annoying skin tags any longer! Contact our office to schedule an appointment.