Are Skin Tags Bothering You?

Published on: April 10, 2016 (Last modified on: August 3, 2022)

A skin tag is a non-cancerous bulb of skin that usually appears in an area where skin rubs together. These tags start off little, but can grow larger and become a nuisance. Although there is no medical reason to remove skin tags, many people would prefer to have them gone. They can become irritated when you wear certain clothing or jewelry, plus they can bleed and cause issues when they are located in areas you shave. If you have skin tags that are bothersome, why not have them removed?

The most common areas for skin tags are the eyelids, armpits, neck, breasts and groin. For those who wear eye makeup, trying to apply shadow and liner around these annoying tags can be frustrating. When they appear under the arm or on the neck, they can get in the way of shaving these areas. So what can you do to get rid of these irritating flaps of skin?

Your local dermatologist can usually remove your skin tags in a simple office visit. Depending on the size and placement of your tags, they may use liquid nitrogen to remove the skin. This is quick and virtually painless for the smaller tags that may be bothering you. Another option is electrically burning the tag from your skin, which may be a better option for larger skin tags. When performed safely at a dermatologists office, both procedures are effective means to removing these unwanted skin formations.

There is no reason to live with an embarrassing or annoying skin tag. Call your local dermatologist to schedule an appointment for skin tag removal. In a quick office visit you can be rid of those pesky tags for good.

Posted on behalf of:
Northwest Georgia Dermatology
840 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 426-7177

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