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SKIN TAG REMOVAL
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are harmless, benign, soft, small, skin growths on fleshy folds of your skin. They consist of fibers, nerve cells, ducts, fact cells, and skin. They vary in size and colour, and are usually found on the neck, under the breasts, and armpits. It is also possible to get anal skin tags, vaginal skin tags, and skin tag on eyelid. They affect men and women equally, and generally occur after midlife.
Studies have shown that people who develop skin tags have higher insulin growth factor (IGF-1) levels and more insulin growth factor receptors. This suggests that skin tags may offer an external sign of an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and insulin resistance.
In a 2010 study, people who had high triglyceride levels, had insulin resistence, and a high body mass index, were more prone to multiple skin tags.
Skin tags occur when clusters of blood vessels and collagen become trapped inside thicker pieces of the skin.
Where Do Skin Tags Grow?
- Inner thighs
- Under the breasts
- Upper chest
What's the difference between Skin Tags, Moles, and Warts?
Moles are not skin tags. Skin tags tend to be similar in colour whereas moles are noticeably tan, brown, or pink. Most moles are flat but some are raised. Moles can develop into melanoma, or skin cancer.
Warts have the same colour characteristics as skin tags, however the they tend to have a rough texture. Moles are cause by a virus, unlike skin tags.
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WHO ARE MORE PRONE TO GET SKIN TAGS?
- Obese and overweight people
- People with type 2 diabetes
- People with dyslipidemia, for example, high cholesterol levels
- Women during pregnancy
- People with certain types of (HPV) human papilloma virus
- People with sex-steroid imbalance, such as changes in estrogen and progesterone
- People with a family history of getting skin tags
- People with hypertension, or high blood pressure
Causes of Skin Tags
Skin tags are formed when extra cells grow in the top laser of the skin. They usually occur more in overweight people with extra skin folds, as they tend to develop when the skin rubs against itself. The occurence of skin folds are more common in older people and people with type 2 diabetes. Pregnant women also tend to get skin folds as a result of changes in their hormone levels
How To Prevent Skin Tags From Forming?
You can reduce the chances of skin tags from forming by losing weight. The less the skin folds rub against each other, the less likely they will form. Skin tags on neck can occur while wearing jewelry that can cause friction to cause skin tags on the neck to form.
Are Skin Tags Dangerous?
No, skin tags are hameless, benign, noncancerous and are not dangerous.
Do Skin Tags Grow Back After Removal?
Skin tags that have been removed don’t usually grow back, but you can still develop skin tags in other parts of the body. Losing weight can help reduce the number of skin tag growth.
Can I Remove Skin Tag Myself Using Scissors or String?
We recommend that you do not remove skin tags by yourself. Let a professional health provider do the skin tag removal to insure the skin tags are removed safely, without pain, that bleeding is stopped afterwards, and the treated area is properly cleaned to prevent any infection. The biggest benefit of seeing your physician is to have the lesion checked, to ensure it isn’t a form of skin cancer.
SKIN TAG REMOVAL TECHNIQUES
Skin tag removal after freezing the skin with liquid nitrogen
Uses heat from an electric current to burn the skin tag off
Laser therapy using a thin beam of concentrated light energy to cauterize the base of the skin tag
Removing the skin tak surgically with a scalpel
cutting off the blood supply with a string to the skin tag
Over the counter skin tag removal kit and skin tag creams