Skin tags are common and are considered harmless. However, most people just hate skin tags on their body when they develop. Many people are very uncomfortable with their appearance and even hurt themselves as their skin tags can get caught on zippers and clothing. Many people wonder why they have skin tags and how they can prevent them or if this skin condition has a treatment. Skin And Body Refinery will share how to identify skin tags, what causes them, and their treatments.

How to Identify a Skin Tag

Skin tags are typically easy to identify. However, at times they can be mistaken for moles. The larger ones can even be mistaken for tumors. When identifying skin tags, know they are either the same color as the skin or occasionally they can be a tone darker. Skin tags can range in size but most are an 1/8 of an inch to nearly half an inch. Skin tags are essentially just fleshy growths on the skin. Skin tags are most common around the neck, underarms, eyelids, and in the groin area. If the skin tag changes in any way or it begins to feel dry, itchy, or bleed, make sure to contact a dermatologist.

What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags are fairly common. Almost half of the adult population will develop skin tags during their lifetime. Skin tags mostly occur later in life. There is no direct cause for skin tags. However, they are most common during pregnancy or due to weight gain. Those with diabetes or have a family history of skin tags will be at higher risk of developing skin tags. There is really no way to prevent skin tags from developing. It is recommended to stay a healthier weight as some speculate that the rubbing of skin can cause the tags to develop. There are a few rare cases where larger skin tags develop as a symptom of “neviod basal cell carcinoma syndrome,” which is a complex genetic disorder. Neviod basal cell carcinoma syndrome can turn into a type of skin cancer and require medical aid.

How to Remove Skin Tags

Over time skin tags can fall off on their own. For those who don’t want to leave their skin tag removal to fate, there are a number of different treatment options. Essentially, the treatment will involve removing the skin tag, often through a minor surgical procedure. Removing skin tags in most cases is for cosmetic reasons. When you want to remove skin tags first look for a med spa that provides skin tag removal. Med spas will vary on how they prefer to remove the skin tags. In many cases, skin tags are removed by freezing them off or cutting them off. When skin tags are removed, the skin is first numbed to reduce any pain. Depending on the size of the skin tag, know that it can leave a minor scar but the recovery is very short.

Skin Tag Removal & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

When you develop skin tags don’t feel like it is now part of your life. You can easily and quickly have the skin tag removed. Contact you favorite med spa and schedule you first consultation for skin tag removal. For skin tag removal or other great med spa services, contact Skin And Body Refinery today.

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