Skin Tags is a common skin condition, and it is guaranteed that almost every person living on this planet will develop skin tags over his or her lifetime. Skin Tags are characterized by soft skin growths, and is a flap of your skin’s tissue that hangs off your skin surface; connected very narrowly by a connecting stalk. The most common body parts where a person might develop skin tags are eyelids, armpits, breasts, neck and also groin folds. However anyone can develop skin tags, it is more common in obese, middle-aged people. There are no specific causes of skin tags yet.
Although skin tags are not at all painful, it can be a source of discomfort for anyone, especially while wearing cloth. This is why most of the people want to get rid of these skin tags through treatment and get back to their normal skin and body. If you do want to get the skin tags removed, you can get in touch with a dermatologist who can easily remove it from your skin surface by one of the techniques available.
What are the causes of skin tags?
Skin Tags are quite common, and anyone can develop this skin condition, irrespective of age, skin colour or race. But, there are a few causes that usually trigger the growth of skin tags in a person. First of which is diabetes or obesity. People having diabetes or obesity are more prone to develop skin tags than others. This is because obese or diabetics have more skin folds and creases on their skin surface than others, making them a major candidate for skin tags. Pregnant women are also prone to developing skin tags because of the hormone secretion taking place inside their body.
Illegal use of steroids may also be one of the causes of skin tags growth, as that may cause the collagen fibres present in your skin to bond and develop skin tags. Therefore, any form of steroid should only be taken if a medical practitioner has prescribed for the same.
Symptoms of skin tags
Skin tags, as we discussed earlier, are nothing but flaps of skin hanging from your body’s skin with the help of a connecting tissue. Although most of the skin tags have a size that ranges in few mm, some rare cases may witness the growth in inches. The number of skin tags appearing on a person’s body can range anywhere from one to hundred in number. The body parts most prone to develop skin tags are your neck, armpits, eyelids and groin area though it is not limited only to these parts.
One of the most common causes of skin tags is that it appears on the body parts having more folds. Also, sunlight has an adverse effect on skin tags and people affected by it should try to avoid going out in sunlight during the hottest hours of the day, particularly between 10 AM to 2 PM. Even if going out during these hours is necessary, one should apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to ensure proper care of the skin against sun rays. To know more about skin tags, get in touch with our HP Dermatology Centre specialists and get personalised advice for your condition now!