is an outgrowth of epidermal and dermal fibrovascular tissue, also called an acrochordon
or a soft wart. It is also described as a small soft pendulous growth on the skin. Skin tags are usually skin-colored or sometimes darker. Other types of skin growths include moles, lumps of fatty material called lipomas, and red or purple discolorations called angiomas.
, or Acrochordons, are small benign tumors that form primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. They also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. They range in size from two to five millimeters (1/16 to 3/16 of an inch), although larger ones have been seen. The surface of acrochordons may be smooth or irregular in appearance. Often, skin tags
are raised from the surface of the skin on a fleshy stalk called a "peduncle.(1)
are harmless, although they are sometimes irritated by clothing or jewelry. They can also be cosmetically displeasing and cause self-consciousness or embarrassment. Skin tag removal can be accomplished by a doctor, but there are effective home remedies for skin tags
formation is not entirely understood, but there are correlations with age and obesity. They are more common in people with diabetes mellitus, and in women. It is estimated that by age 70, about 60% of people will have skin tags and will be looking for skin tag home remedies
are soft and usually small. But if left to grow for years skin tags can become an inch long or more. The are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker outgrowths of the skin. Often, skin tags will have a long stalk with a swelling at the end.
can grow up to half an inch long, usually slender and ending in a round ball. Chances of getting skin tags increase as you grow older.
are generally benign and usually not bothersome. There is usually no regrowth or scar formation after skin tag removal
, although new growths may appear elsewhere on the body. Home remedies for skin tags
can be effective at removing them perrmanently.
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. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Skin Tag"
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