Presentation on theme: "By: Salina Patel Block: 4. Also called Acrochordons. Skin tags are common, acquired, benign skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging."— Presentation transcript:
Also called Acrochordons. Skin tags are common, acquired, benign skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless growths. Some individuals may be more prone to tags and can get more than 50-100 tags. The color is usually appears a dark or light brown.
A cutaneous tag usually occurs in older adults, but can be found in teens as well. They are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. Both Men and Women can have them. Women of normal weight with large breasts have more of a change to developing skin tags under their breast.
A skin tag at first may appear as a tiny bump on the skin. Over time, it grows into a colored piece of skin attached to the skin surface by a stalk. It is usually painless, but can become irritated if it is rubbed a lot. Skin tags doesn’t grow or change. Can occur on the neck, underarms, middle of body, under folds of skin, eyelids, or other areas. There are no symptoms.
Treatment is usually not needed. The doctor may recommend treatment if the skin tag is irritating, or you don't like how it looks. Surgery to remove it Freezing it (cryotherapy) Burning it off (cauterization)
There is No cure for skin tags. Even if you remove them by any of the treatments there is still a chance you can get skin tags again.
There is No way to prevent a skin tag from appearing it just grows.