Skin tags (medically known as acrochordon) are small colourless growths on the skin that are benign, non- contagious yet can cause lot of discomforts. People can get skin tags anywhere. But often patients come to Dr. Lavanya’s clinic for skin tag removal because of the irritation it causes or for appearance sake. Most common places of skin tags are eyelids, armpits, neck, breast area and groin area. It occurs in those areas where the skin rubs against skin. Other reasons are obesity, genetic history, medical conditions like diabetes, skin aging and pregnancy.
The methods of removal of skin tags are Cryotherapy, Electro cautery or using surgical scissors usually depending on the skin tag size and location.
Even though skin tags are not harmful or painful, they can sometimes be an indication of an underlying health condition. So, it is best to seek an appointment with a qualified dermatologist to investigate the cause and chalk out a suitable treatment plan. Call our Chennai clinic to fix an appointment.