Skin tags are a natural occurrence for many of our patients. Even though skin tags are common, a lot of people are very self conscious about these harmless pieces of skin. If you have skin tags, you are not alone! 1 in 4 women will get skin tags in their lifetime. Everyone has the same risk of getting skin tags, no matter their age or ethnicity. Typically skin tags are formed where skin rubs together or where it rubs against clothes. There’s no known cause for these little guys, but we know how to remove them!
Skin tags are a hereditary condition that gets passed down through generations. That means you can blame your parents for your troubles! Not to worry though, skin tags are usually harmless and can be easily removed in our office. There are several different options for skin tag removal: they can be cut off, frozen off, or burned off using an electric current. All of these methods are tried and true. You can count on our team of professionals to take care of your skin and make sure you are safe.
There are several different home remedies for skin tag removal, but they can also open you up to infection if done improperly. A method that has been used for centuries is to tie a string or a horse hair around the skin tag to cut off the blood flow. Then, the idea is to cut off the skin tag with a pair of scissors. While this may remove the skin tag itself, it could cause you to have a scar in place of it. You’re also susceptible to getting an infection if you don’t get see a professional for your skin tag removal. Our offices will be able to safely remove and treat your skin to make sure there are no complications.
It is very rare that skin cancer will manifest itself as a skin tag. However, it is possible so we like to keep an eye on your skin just in case. Most skin tags are harmless, but if we remove a large or abnormal skin tag, we might send it off for a biopsy just to be sure! Your skin is our top priority and we want to make sure you are happy, healthy, and beautiful.
How Can We Help?
If you have skin tags that you are self conscious about, give us a call. We suggest our patients get yearly skin checks to ensure that your skin is perfectly healthy. It’s never a bad idea to get your skin checked out! The Florida sun can be dangerous, but we know just the right thing to do to take care of your skin and keep you beautiful!