Your dermatologist understands that skin tags can affect your self-confidence. While skin tags can be annoying, it is important to understand that they are normal and are generally not cancerous. If you are worried about your skin tag, you can always schedule a consultation with your dermatologist to have it checked.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags (acrochordons) are small pouches of skin. They commonly occur on the armpit, around the neck and by the groin/upper thigh area. These are very common growths among adults, and if the growth truly is a skin tag, you have nothing to worry about. What may look like a skin tag to you, however, may be something else entirely, and it's always best to see your dermatologist if you have any doubts. If the 'tag' seems to be bleeding, raw or otherwise irritated, however, you should see your dermatologist as soon as possible to rule out a more serious issue.
Skin Tag Removal
Even if it is a benign skin tag, you may want these tiny outgrowths removed for cosmetic reasons, particularly if they are in a highly visible area. Your dermatologist can remove your skin tag with clean sterile scissors or a scalpel. A skin tag can also be frozen with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. Visit your dermatologist today for an official diagnosis and to discuss whether it would be appropriate to have your skin tag removed.