A hashtag is trending a lot these days, but none like certain tags like skin tags. Skin tags are small, benign growths that can appear on any part of the body. They are made up of blood vessels and collagen surrounded by skin.
Let us understand more about skin tags:
What are common site where skin tags can develop?
They can appear on any part of the body but they are most common at sites where skin rubs against the skin or clothing like the groin, armpits, corner of eyelids, chest, under the breast, and neck.
When they become matter of concern?
Some people never notice skin tags but they can become cosmetic concern if they are on your face, close to eyelids or visible area of neck. They also become troublesome if they interfere with shaving or wearing jewellery.
How they can be managed?
Skin tags look alarming but they are not cancerous and pose no threat to your health. They are many options available to remove skin tags but you are advised to see a dermatologist and not to try any self treatment as they can lead to bleeding or infection.
You have a choice to get them removed or not as they are just additional skin tissue. Most people get it removed because of aesthetic concerns.And your dermatologist can suggest following treatment options:
Cryosurgery: dermatologist uses nitrogen oxide to freeze the skin tag.once it is frozen it falls with ten days to four weeks automatically.
Cauterization: skin tags are burned using electrolysis. And then skin sealed to avoid any bleeding or infection.
Excision: a sterlized scalpel is used to cut and remove the skin tags in dermatologist clinic itself.
Ligation: thin thread is tied at the neck of the skin tag which hinders blood supply to the skin tag. The skin tag dries and fell off.
Skin tags are more of aesthetic concern or might cause inconvenience while shaving or wearing jewellery. A choice to remove or keep them depends on you. But if you plan to get rid of them your advised to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can remove safely without imposing any risk of infection or bleeding.