Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are tiny benign growths that often occur where there is friction on the body from clothing, jewelry, or movement. These bumps can appear to be flesh-colored or darkly pigmented. The development of skin tags can occur on anyone, but are more common in adults. Studies also show there is a genetic tendency to develop skin tags if other family members have them. More skin tags may develop as you age.

Common places that skin tags occur:

  • Neck (where necklaces or shirt collars touch neck)
  • Chest (particularly under the breasts of women)
  • Underarms
  • Eyelids
  • Groin

Skin tags are harmless, but can sometimes become irritated from rubbing against clothing, jewelry, or other materials. Treatment is not necessary, but if removal is desired they can be treated in office. Skin tags are removed by cutting or burning them off.

Skin tag removal is not covered by insurance because it is not considered medically necessary, and is, therefore, considered a cosmetic (elective) procedure. Once removed, the skin tag does not usually regrow after it is removed, but new skin tags may form on other parts of the body.

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