Skin Tags India
Skin tags are common, earned benign skin growths that look like a small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless development that can vary in range from one to hundreds. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags. Obesity is associated with skin tag development. Although some skin tags may fall off spontaneously, most persist once shaped. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon.
Skin tags are bits of flesh-colored or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a little, parochial stalk. Some people call these growths “skin tabs.”
Early on, skin tags may be as little as a flattened pinhead-sized bump. While most tags typically are small (2 mm-5 mm in diameter) at approximately one-third to common fraction the size of a pinky fingernail, some skin tags may become as large as a large grape (1 cm in diameter) or a fig (5 cm in diameter).
Skin tags typically occur in characteristic locations, including the:
- base of the neck,
- groin folds,
- buttock folds,
- under the breasts.
What problems do skin tags cause?
Except for the cosmetic appearance, skin tags usually cause no natural pain or drawback. These tiny skin development generally cause symptoms when they are repeatedly irritated (for example, by the collar or in the groin). Cosmetic removal for unsightly appearance is perhaps the foremost common reason they are removed. Occasionally, a tag may require removal because it has become irritated and red from trauma (hemorrhage) or black from twisting and death of the skin tissue (necrosis). Sometimes, they may become snagged by dress, jewelry, pets, or seat belts, causing pain or drawback. Overall, these are very benign growths that have no cancer (malignant) potential.
Occasionally, a tag may involuntarily fall off without any pain or drawback. This may occur after the tag has twisted on itself at the stalk base, interrupting the blood flow to the tag.
Will removing a skin tag cause more to grow?
There is no proof that removing a skin tag will cause more tags to grow. There is no expectation of causing skin tags to “seed” or unfold by removing them. In reality, some people are simply more prone to developing skin tags and may have new growths sporadically. Some individuals require periodic removal of tags at annual or even quarterly intervals.
Where do skin tags occur?
Skin tags can occur around anywhere on the body covered by skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other common areas for the growth of skin tags include the eyelids, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), buttocks folds, and groin folds. Tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or dress. Babies who are plump may also develop skin tags in areas where skin rubs against skin, like the sides of the neck. Younger children may develop tags at the upper eyelid areas, often in areas where they may rub their eyes. Older children and preteens may develop tags in the underarm area from friction and repetitive burn from sports.
Who tends to get skin tags?
More than half if not all of the general population has been indirect to have skin tags at some time in their lives. Although tags are generally acquired (not present at birth) and may occur in anyone, more often they arise in adulthood. They are much more common in middle age, and they tend to increase in diffusion up to age 60. Children and toddlers may also develop skin tags, especially in the underarm and neck areas. Skin tags are more common in overweight people.
Hormone elevations, such as those seen during pregnancy, may cause an increase in the formation of skin tags, as skin tags are more frequent in pregnant girls. Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. Skin tags that are bothersome may be readily removed during or after pregnancy, typically by a dermatologist.
Although skin tags are generally not associated with any other diseases, there seems to be a group of obese individuals who, along with many skin tags, develop a condition called acanthosis nigricans on the skin of their neck and armpits and are predisposed to have high blood fats and sugar.
How to get rid of skin tags?
As you get a choice of various treatments at SARASWAT HOSPITAL, skin tags can be very cleanly and effectively removed by CO2 Laser.
Local anaesthesia cream or a little volume of injectable LA come to rescue for pain and can be put on the base of warts.
Skin warts can also be removed neatly by radiofrequency loops.