Dr Rahma Targett
Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine
Who Gets Skin Tags?
Skin tags typically appear on the middle-aged population as well as overweight adults. Anyone can get a skin tag, but some skin types are more susceptible to them. Skin tags typically appear in places where skin rubs against skin. This is why the underarm area is a very common area for skin tags to appear. The sides of the neck, upper eyelids and under the breasts and buttocks are other common areas for skin tags to form. Pregnancy is a time when women have a tendency to form skin tags, thanks to elevations in hormone levels.
How Are Skin Tags Removed?
The removal of a skin tag is considered a cosmetic procedure. Still many patients opt to have them removed. Skin tags under the arm can interfere with shaving and many find them aesthetically unattractive. Removal is quick and painless. There are also several methods. Dr Targett will decide which is best, depending on the size and location of your skin tag. Methods include:
• Snipping the tag off with surgical scissors or a scalpel.
• Freezing it off with a quick swab or spray of liquid nitrogen.
• Burning the tag off.
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55,55 Melbourne St,
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