Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and are usually a few millimeters in size, although can grow as big as 5cm. The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons and they can found on the both the face and neck, and on the body.
Skin tags are harmless and do not usually cause pain or discomfort. However they can get bigger overtime and be unsightly and affect self-esteem, or may snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed which is why many clients seek to have them removed.
It is not clear exactly what causes skin tags, but it may happen when clusters of collagen and blood vessels become trapped inside thicker pieces of skin. As they are more common in skin creases or folds, they may be mainly caused by skin rubbing against skin.
The most common areas of concern are:
- Around the groin
- Under breast
At Persona Cosmetic Medicine, we believe in taking a personal yet professional approach to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Initially you will come along for a free of charge consultation where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and we will advise you on the best procedures to treat your specific minor surgery concern.