What is a skin tag?
A skin tag is a small piece of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Common in both men and women, they are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area.
Are skin tags harmful?
No. Skin tags are completely harmless and do not pose a health risk. They usually do not cause any pain; however, skin tags may become irritated if clothing, jewelry or something else rubs on them.
How are skin tags treated?
The skin tag is numbed and then removed by a dermatology provider by cutting it off with a scalpel or scissors, or by freezing it off with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy).
If your skin tags are irritated or make you feel uncomfortable, schedule an appointment to have them quickly and easily removed by one of our certified dermatology providers.