There are many skin care conditions and growths such as birthmarks, freckles and more. The skin tags that are raised, the fleshy outgrowths of the skin, also fall into this category. They can appear in all skin types and are incredibly common, according to the dermatologist certified by the L’Oreal Paris Consulting Board and director of cosmetic and clinical research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai, Dr. Joshua. Upstream we have, with Dr. cartoonists talked to learn more about skin marks, including the question of who can get them and when to consult a dermatologist.
What are skin tags?
According to Zeichner, skin marks are simply an additional growth of the skin that can grow around the neck, armpits or wherever the skin bends. The good news is that they are completely harmless and can occur in all types of patients. According to the (NCBI), they most often occur in people suffering from diabetes, obesity or metabolic syndrome . According to NCBI, these growths are small, between one and five millimeters and are usually skin-colored, brown or sometimes red. They are not painful or delicate, but can easily cling to clothes or jewelry. They affect both men and women and up to 60% of mature develop at least one skin day in their life.
How to treat skin tags
If you want to remove skin stains, Zeichner recommends avoiding over-the-counter products that claim to remove them. Instead, go to a certified dermatologist who can perform a procedure to remove them by freezing, burning or cutting them.
“If you have spots on your skin, consult a certified dermatologist to find new or changing spots,” Zeichner recommends.
The most important thing to take away for those who have skin tags is to avoid picking up or scratching them. “If something turns red, angry or inflamed, be sure to consult your dermatologist for an evaluation,” he concludes.