Skin tags are small flesh-colored polyps of skin that appear mainly around the neck, in underarms, and in body folds. Skin tags are usually multiple and occur mainly in adults. They are noncancerous and non-contagious, but can be cosmetically undesirable. They are painless (although annoying) and can become irritated if clothing or jewelry rubs on them. Lesions removed do not grow back, however, if you have a tendency to have skin tags, new ones might appear.
Dr. Davis can remove skin tags by:
- Burning them off.
- Using gentle excision, with or without local anesthetic.