You’ve noticed more and more annoying little flesh-colored tags on your skin, which sometimes catch on your clothing or jewelry. Although most skin tags are harmless, removing them without complications takes the expertise of a dermatologist. At Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas, the board-certified dermatologists can quickly, safely, and easily remove skin tags from your neck and body. For expert skin tag removal, call or book an appointment online today.
A skin tag is a tiny, soft piece of skin that hangs off of or protrudes from your normal skin from a peduncle or stalk. The interiors of skin tags are made up of fibers, ducts, nerve cells, and fat cells.
Skin tags are either the same color as your healthy skin or darker. They can be smooth or rough. Although skin tags are considered tumors, they’re benign and don’t usually cause symptoms.
You’re more likely to develop skin tags once you’re over the age of 40. Risk factors for skin tags include obesity, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. Skin tags might also run in families.
The internet abounds with DIY skin tag treatments. However, skin tags aren’t fingernails and you shouldn’t try to cut them off or remove them with dental floss. Skin tags are part of your skin and are filled with nerves.
If you cut a skin tag, you could injure yourself or even develop an infection. You may use over-the-counter ointments to remove small skin tags on your own, but these take several weeks to work.
Skin tags have a tendency to fall off on their own over time. But when your skin tags are in a prominent, highly visible place or rub against your clothing or jewelry, you may benefit from having Northstar Dermatology remove them.