Interesting Facts About Skin Tags
- Skin tags have been used in reconstructive surgery of the ear and nose.
- One person can have from one to over 100 skin tags on their body.
- Removing a skin tag does not stimulate more to grow.
- Treatments include tying them off with a thread or suture,freezing, and cutting them off.
- The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon.
- Plump babies can develop skin tags in areas where skin rubs against skin.
Skin tags are harmless and do not have to be treated unless there are cosmetic reasons or unless they are bothersome and uncomfortable. They are easily treated in the physician’s office with a local anesthetic. There is a disease called acanthosis nigricans, that is seen in certain groups of obese people who have many skin tags on the neck and arm pits, where they are predisposed to have high lipid and blood glucose levels.
While skin tags pose no medical risk, they can be unsightly blemishes that you might want to get rid of. It is best to not use any over-the-counter products such as wart remover, creams, Tea Tree Oil, or nail polish remover because these may cause secondary skin irritation, and in the end, it is not effective in removing them. Essence MediSpa specializes in removal of Skin Tags using the Lam Probe Medical device. Dr. Weinman charges $200-420 to remove skin tags based on the number and location of the tags. Call today.