Thursday, March 12, 2015

Skin Tags & How To Deal With Them By Dr.Sravani Sandhya - Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag

A lot of people come to me with skin tags worried if they are cancer causing growth. So here is some information about skin tag. 

skin tag is a soft, skin colored or brown oval growth. They tend to form in areas where the skin creases such as your neck,eyelids, breasts, armpits, and groin area. It is commonly seen in women, particularly during pregnancy, the elderly, and overweight or obese individuals.

Skin tags tend to run in families, so if your grandmother and mother has them, chances are good you will too.

Skin tags are not benign growths and are not dangerous. However, if you don’t like the way skin tags look, or find them bothersome, then you can have them removed by your dermatologist. 

He or she can remove a skin tag by snipping it off with a scalpel or scissors, by freezing it off with cryosurgery, or by burning it off with electrosurgery (using an electric current). The entire procedure takes only a few minutes, is virtually painless, and typically heals with 24 hours.

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