General Descriptions

Skin tags are small, benign growths that can appear on the skin. They are made up of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Skin tags are most commonly found on the neck, armpits, and groin, but they can also appear on other parts of the body. Skin tags are usually harmless and do not cause any medical problems, but they can be a cosmetic concern for some people.

Fast facts on skin tags

  • Skin tags are benign tumors of the skin.
  • They commonly occur in creases or folds of the skin.
  • They are not dangerous, but they can be removed for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons.
  • Methods of skin tag removal include over the counter (OTC) therapies, excision, and cryotherapy.