Have you noticed tiny growths on your skin? Do you often find yourself picking at them or wishing they were gone? To the seven, board certified dermatologists at Windsor Dermatology, these growths are known as acrochordons or cutaneous tags. However, they are most commonly referred to our patients as skin tags.
Don’t worry if you have noticed these on your body because you are not alone. About one in four people will grow skin tags at some point in their lives. In fact, if you are 50 years old or older, you may be noticing an increase in skin tags. They occur in areas of friction. Some common spots we’ve noticed them are around the neck and under arms. Skin tags are genetic and obese people might notice large quantities of them.
Skin tags could pop up individually or in a small group. Although they are harmless, you do run the risk of irritation, inflammation, and bleeding by keeping them. It might be tempting to try to remove skin tags on your own, however, we strongly advise against that. Doing so will open yourself up to the risk of scarring and infection.
Here at Windsor Dermatology, our talented team of board certified dermatologists, including our most recent addition Dr. Meghan Feely, are capable of removing the skin growth. The procedure is very quick and requires the use of a local anesthetic and special scissors. Another option we use to remove skin tags is super freezing or heating the growth. The skin tag shouldn’t grow back in the same spot and there won’t be a mark left. Skin tags might pop up again elsewhere on your skin, but the procedure is very quick and can be repeated again.
No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of seven board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.