You’ve seen them, those fleshy little growths on your skin. They’re unsightly and you don’t want them being there. They’re actually a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin surface by a small connecting piece of skin. Commonly called skin tags, the medical name is “acrochordons” or “cutaneous tags.” They are not dangerous (just annoying), and we often don’t like the way they look.
They commonly occur in areas of friction, such as around the neck and under the arms. They can also develop on the chest, back, under the breasts, or in the groin area. They appear mostly in women, especially those who have experienced a bit of weight gain. Older individuals can also develop them. They’re sometimes referred to “overgrowths” of skin. They are usually painless but can become irritated if clothing or jewelry rubs against them. You might even attempt to remove them yourself but they are tougher than they look. It’s best to have a professional remove them to avoid infection or other complications.
Parents, don't feel too bad, but, sorry to say, skin tags are usually genetic. Heavier people have a higher instance of them since because is more skin surface available to rub against. You can have just one skin tag or a whole group. They can be quite a nuisance.
These skin lesions are most often harmless and not cancerous. They can usually be removed quickly and painlessly without leaving a scar. Orlando Skin Solutions is highly experienced in removing skin tags. Schedule your appointment today and you can be on your way to smooth skin!