SKIN TAG

OVERVIEW

A skin tag is a small piece of soft, hanging skin that may have a peduncle, or stalk.
They can appear anywhere on the body.

What are skin tags?

Eyelids
Armpits
Under the breasts

Groin
Upper chest

Neck

As skin tags are usually harmless, removal is normally for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons.

The following procedures may be used:

Cauterization: The skin tag is burned off using electrolysis
Cryosurgery: The skin tag is frozen off using a probe containing liquid nitrogen
Ligation: The blood supply to the skin tag is interrupted
Excision: The tag is cut out with a scalpel