Skin Tags

What is a skin tag?

A skin tag is a common soft harmless lesion that appears to hang off the skin. It is also described as:
Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older. They are skin coloured or darker and range in size from 1mm to 5cm. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
How can they be removed?
Skin tags can be removed for cosmetic reasons by the following methods:
-Cryotherapy (freezing)
-Surgical excision (often with scissors)
-Electrosurgery (diathermy)
-Ligation (a suture is tied around the neck of the skin tag)