What are skin tags?

skin tag on neckSkin tags are tiny areas of skin that have created a loose piece of tissue that protrudes from the surface. 

They vary in size from a few millimetres to a larger version that can be a few centimetres known as a papilloma that often dangles from the skin.

Skin tags on the body commonly occur in axilla underarms or groin areas. Those in the underarms and groin often occur due to the friction of skin rubbing on skin which causes the skin tags to grow. They can become numerous in number over time and grown quite large. They often have their own blood supply so can bleed a lot if people attempt DIY removal which is not advised.

Genital Skin Tags

Skin tags can also occur in the embarrassing and sensitive anal and vaginal areas. See separate pages for information on anal skin tags and vaginal skin tags.

Body skin tags are easily removed

The removal of skin tags is simple and quick. Most require a medical professional to remove so it is done safely and without any risk of infection or recurrence.

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Skin Tag Photos

Skin tags commonly appear under the arms where the skin rubs together

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Skin tags are also common in the groin area where skin rubs. Although harmless, removal is usually preferable for aesthetic and comfort reasons.

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