Skin tags are generally small growths that appear on the surface of the skin and are unsightly and unnecessary. They can develop anywhere on the body, but they predominantly develop on the neck, underarms and inner thighs.
While they may seem bothersome, skin tags tend to be harmless and benign, prompting many patients to have them removed for cosmetic purposes. In rare instances, a skin tag can grow quite large and become irritated, in which case it’s best to seek removal.
Skin tags are usually harmless, and there are no known cases where they have become precancerous. However, if the skin tag displays significant noticeable changes, such as an unusual change in its colour or it begins to bleed, it is advisable to obtain a skin biopsy to eliminate the possibility of skin cancer as the cause of the unusual change.
In the case where removal is desired or warranted, it is usually painless and effective. Our dermatologist may use a variety of methods such as cauterization, cryotherapy, excisional surgery or laser technology to eradicate the skin tags.
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