Although harmless, many people are bothered by the appearance of skin tags. They seemingly show up out of nowhere and getting rid of them may seem impossible. Although there are at-home remedies for trying to eliminate them, it is always better to leave skin tag removal to a qualified professional.
What Are Skin Tags and Where Do They Come From?
Skin tags are generally pretty small, usually growing no more than 2 inches wide. They are soft and skin-colored. It is important to have skin tags properly diagnosed to make sure they are not warts or some other type of growth. While they can show up almost anywhere, they are most commonly found on:
- The neck
- Under breasts
- Around the groin
They are most likely to show up in folds of the skin, which is why they are so common in armpits. Skin tags are essentially made of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels. Unlike warts, skin tags are not contagious. They are also generally smooth and hang off of the skin.
Although they can happen to anyone, they are more likely to appear on those who are older or overweight. Women sometimes develop them during pregnancy as a result of hormone changes.
Skin Tag Removal
Again, it is important to properly diagnose a skin tag or any abnormal growth that shows up. Although they are generally considered harmless, many people choose to have them removed because they snag on things causing discomfort or negatively impact their self-esteem.
Depending on the size and location of the tag, there are a few different options for removing it. At InVogue Rejuvenation we offer electrocautery for skin tag removal. This is a non-surgical treatment that only requires a topical anesthetic to complete. The biggest advantage of this type of removal is that the entire skin tag is removed. You do not want to try to remove a skin tag in this manner on your own, especially a large one, due to the potential risks involved. There is also a chance that it could become infected. By allowing a professional to do it, you are saving yourself scarring, potential infection, and unnecessary pain.
If you are interested in finding out more about skin tag removal at InVogue Rejuvenation, speak with the professionals at our office in El Paso, TX. We have a dedicated team of friendly people who can answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!