What are skin tags (cutaneous papilloma)?
A skin tag is a small fleshy-colored benign growth consisting that protrudes from the skin occurring more frequently during and after middle age. Skin tags can be skin colour, or darker and can range from 1mm to 5mm in size. They are quite pliable to touch. They are most commonly found in wrinkled skin or fold areas of the body such as the armpits, sides of the neck and in the groin area. Skin tags are also found on the eyelids and around the eye.
Skin tags are not harmful but can be annoying as they can get caught in jewellery and clothes. Currently, there is no known cause as to why they occur, however a few factors are suspected:
- Irritation from skin rubbing together and chaffing,
- a resistance to insulin
- and the Human Papilloma Virus.
Skin Tag Treatment
A simple diathermy treatment often addresses skin tags, however it does not prevent new ones from forming. However, the first step in determining what treatment will work is to understand your skin condition. A consultation with Facial Attraction’s clinicians will determine the best treatment and product regime for your skin tag problem.