Skin tags are common, harmless growths on the skin. They often show up on the neck, eyelids, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts. Skin tags tend to appear on areas of the body where clothing tends to rub the skin, or where skin rubs against itself. Anyone can develop them, although they are more common in middle-aged and/or obese adults.

While the lesions themselves are harmless, there is a link between them and high blood sugar and/or blood fats. If you or a loved one has a predisposition for skin tags, it might be a good idea to consult a physician.

Removing Skin Tags

Most lesions do not require treatment. However, if they cause discomfort or are considered unsightly, removal is a quick process. A physician will use a scalpel or surgical scissors to cut it from the skin. Numbing is optional, but usually not needed. Best of all, there is no downtime.

Desert Wellness Center now offers skin tag removal! For more information, call us at (480) 361-5188.