Skin tag is known by various different names like papilloma, fibro-epithelial polyp, filiform, etc. Skin tags develop with age in both men and women. Typically, they are skin-colored or darker and the size ranges from 1 millimeter to 5 centimeters.
Common features of skin tags:
When do skin tags become conspicuous?
Usually, skin tags go unnoticed. But in certain situations or positions, they catch attention
Treatment of skin tags:
There is a general tendency in people to try to pull or slice off the skin tag. But this is not recommended as it is very painful as there are blood vessels and nerve endings in the skin tag. Infections may occur in the site that is much more dangerous.
One of the following surgical procedures are usually used by doctors.
Surgical procedures must be done by a dermatologist only. Skin tags present in eyelids must be looked into by ophthalmologist.
Skin cysts often look like skin tags and must not be tampered with. Skin cysts are small nodules that develop under the skin. They mainly comprise of keratin, a type of protein found in the skin. They are also not harmful unless they become infected or inflamed.