Why do you have skin tags ?
Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are small, harmless growths of skin that typically occur in areas where the skin rubs against itself or clothing.
- Friction: Skin tags are more likely to occur in areas where the skin rubs against itself, such as the neck, underarms, and groin. This repeated friction may cause the skin to thicken and form a skin tag.
- Genetics: Some people may be more predisposed to developing skin tags due to their genetics. Studies have found that skin tags tend to run in families, suggesting that there may be a genetic component to their development.
- Hormonal Changes: Changes in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy or menopause, may increase the likelihood of developing skin tags.
- Obesity: People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop skin tags, particularly in areas where skin folds and rubs against itself.
What can you do about it ?
While skin tags are generally harmless, they can be cosmetically bothersome or cause irritation if they rub against clothing or jewelry.
There are several derma-based treatments available for skin tags.
- Cryotherapy: This involves freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen, which causes it to die and fall off. Cryotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for small skin tags.
- Electrosurgery: In this procedure, an electric current is used to burn off the skin tag. Electrosurgery is typically used for larger skin tags or those in hard-to-reach areas.
- Excision: This involves cutting off the skin tag using a scalpel or scissors. This is a safe and effective treatment for all sizes of skin tags.
- Topical Medications: Certain topical medications, such as retinoids, can help to shrink and reduce the appearance of skin tags over time. However, these medications may take several weeks or months to be effective.
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