Tag You’re It: What Are Skin Tags and What You Should Know

Medical Dermatology Snellville, GA Playing a game of tag is fun when you’re a kid but as you get old the word tag can suddenly change from a fun childhood memory to a skin issue. Skin tags are a common skin disorder that cause a short, narrow stock to stick out of the skin. Unlike freckles or moles that are typically raised a little bit above the skin, skin tags sit higher on the skin and are usually clear or skin colored. If you have skin tags, you may be wondering if they’re something you should be worried about, how they’re caused and if you should have them removed. The good news is, that there’s not alot to worry about when it comes to skin tags but to make you feel a little bit more calm and informed, let’s take a closer look.

Are Skin Tags Dangerous?

No. if anything, skin tags are just a big nuisance because they can catch on things and just don’t look as appealing to the eye. However, it’s safe to say that unless your skin tags are accompanied by some other skin disorder, they really aren’t anything to worry about.

How Are They Caused?

The true cause of skin tags isn’t exactly known but many dermatologists think that they are primarily caused by rubbing against the skin. For example, skin tags are more prevalent in areas of the body where there are more skin folds such as the underarms, neck, groin, and eyelids.

How Are They Removed?

When you come into gwinnett Dermatology, we will take a closer look at your skin tags to help us determine how we should remove them. Typically, we will do one of two things: cut them off or freeze them off by using cryotherapy.

If you have skin tags that are driving you crazy, it’s good to know is that they aren’t harmful and that they can be removed. Ready to learn more about the skin that you’re in? Schedule a consultation with Braselton office today and call us at (770) 972-4845.

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