Skin Tag

Skin tag facts

  • Skin tags are very common but harmless, small, soft skin growths.
  • Skin tags occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.
  • One person may have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags.
  • Almost anyone may develop a skin tag at some point in their life.
  • Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags.
  • Obesity is associated with skin tags.
  • Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow.
  • Some people are just more prone to forming skin tags.
  • Treatments include freezing, tying off with a thread or suture, or cutting off.
Reviewed on 7/3/2013

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