Skin tags are tiny overgrowths of skin tissue that protrude on a stalk from the skin surface and commonly form in areas where clothing or overhanging skin rubs and causes irritation. The most common areas for skin tag formation include the underarms, groin area, eyelids, neck and the area beneath the breasts. Skin tags typically cause no symptoms unless they're repeatedly rubbed, which can cause itching, pain or bleeding. Skin tags may be referred to by many names, including acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, fibroepithelial polyps and fibro molluscum.
Skin tags are a common occurrence in people over the age of 40, but they can occur in younger people as well. Composed of fibers of collagen, blood vessels, and nerve and fat cells surrounded by a layer of skin, skin tags develop as a result of irritation. Some studies have suggested they're more likely to occur in people who have a family history of skin tags.
Skin tags are most commonly treated with a tiny device that emits energy waves to coagulate tissue and prevent blood flow to the tag, eventually causing it to darken and fall off, usually within just a few days. The procedure may cause a minor stinging sensation when the energy is applied. The length of your treatment depends on how many tags you need to have removed. Most treatments take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.
No, removing skin tags on your own using home remedies or other techniques can result in serious skin infection and scarring. The best and safest way to remove skin tags is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Bhatia so he can evaluate your tags and remove them safely.
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Dr. Neal Bhatis is great. I felt him to be very knowledgeable and extremely easy to discuss my concerns with. I would never hesitate to go back to see him again
Dr. Bhatia was very knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. His staff is very professional as well and answered all of my questions.
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