Skin Tags are small, skin-coloured growths on the skin. They can vary in size and shape, however they are harmless and should not cause any discomfort. Whilst they may look similar to Warts and can be seen as unsightly, they are not a cause for medical concern and are not contagious.
They are made up of blood vessels and loose collagen fibres that are surrounded by skin. Skin Tags typically grow around the folds of the body, such as the neck, armpit and groin areas. They are seen most commonly in older people and those who are overweight, however they can appear on anyone.
If you have skin tags, do not try to remove them yourself at home. Whilst it may seem tempting to do so if you are concerned about the appearance of them, this can cause more harm than good and may lead to permanent scarring or infection. At Simply Clinics, our CryoPen treatment is very effective at removing skin tags quickly and safely, with no pain. You can read up more about our CryoPen treatment here.