Skin tags are painless, benign skin growths. They are pieces of soft, dangling skin (either smooth or irregularly surfaced) that are connected by a thin stalk or fleshy peduncle to the skin surface. Initially, they show up as flattened pinhead bumps, and later they may grow bigger. Their diameter can range from 2mm to 1cm and some even become up to 5cm in size. Most commonly, they appear in people after midlife irrespective of their gender.
Some other names assigned to skin tags include cutaneous tag, acrochordon, fibroepithelial polyp, cutaneous papilloma, fibroma pendulum, fibroma molluscum, Templeton skin tags, and soft fibroma.
Those looking for skin tag removal treatment in Bangalore can visit DNA Skin Clinic where effective treatment options are provided by Dr. Priyanka Reddy.
These can be found on any part of the body but especially the skin folds or creases such as:
Various factors can trigger the formation of skin tags, including the following:
To know in detail, please consult a dermatologist at DNA Skin Clinic. All the skin problems including skin tags are properly assessed and diagnosed by a qualified dermatologists in order to suggest the right course of treatments.
Various over-the-counter available products can freeze the skin tag and make it fall off after 7 to 10 days, usually acting as the first line of treatment. But, it is recommended to seek medical advice before using these treatments to avoid any complications or side effects. The dermatological procedures offered at DNA Skin Clinic that can help remove skin tags include:
Q.1 When to consider Skin Tag removal?
Ans. Skin tags are not harmful as such and sometimes go unnoticed. In a few cases, the skin tags may rub off or fall off without causing pain. The larger skin tags can also get burst due to pressure. They are only a concern for cosmetic reasons. People who have prominent skin tags on their visible body parts or have discomfort because of their presence (i.e. when it begins to hurt or bother the individual) can opt for their removal. On the internet, there are many home remedies given promising removal of skin tags but the best is to go for the treatments recommended by certified dermatologists. Such home remedies may or may not suit a person. The removal of skin tags using over-the-counter products is also not advised because of the possible risks of bleeding and infection.
Q.2 How much does Skin Tag removal cost in Bangalore?
Ans. The exact cost of the skin tag removal treatment varies according to the number of skin tags to be removed and methods chosen for their removal. For more information, please feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Priyanka Reddy at DNA Skin Clinic.
Q. 3 Is it possible to prevent skin tags?
Ans. Some measures can be taken to reduce the chances of occurrence of skin tags but it can not be prevented completely. The following are a few precautions that one can take:
Q. 4 How to find out the difference between a Skin Tag, Mole, and Wart?
Ans. Skin tags, moles and warts all are similar looking skin growths, hence, most people get confused. So here’s the basic difference: Skin tags usually hang from the skin surface while warts look like thick raised bumps on the skin and moles are flat.
Q. 5 Are Skin Tags contagious?
Ans. The answer is no. Warts can be contagious but skin tags are not.
Q. 6. Is it possible to remove a Skin Tag on my own?
Ans. It is possible but it is not recommended. Trying to cut of the skin tags on your own can lead to bleeding, infection and further aggravation of the problem. So, one should visit a dermatologist to find the right and safe treatment option.