Some skin anomalies can be anxious and others more curious. Skin tags are in the “curiosity” category. They may look ugly, but are harmless and fairly easy to remove.
Unlike other regrowths such as moles or warts, acrochordons hold us quite weakly. Smaller ones can simply rub off under normal wear and tear, but it is also possible to loosen skin marks with stronger adhesion.
The same over-the-counter products used to remove warts are also advertised for skin tags. After using a few chemical compounds, the label eventually falls off.
However, there are many direct and more reliable ways to get rid of these things.
Doctors use three main methods: cutting, heating, or freezing.
Cutting is the fastest way. It’s just a quick cut of the stalk. This is the smallest part of the skin tag and the place where the object attaches to the body.
Skin tags are mostly skin and collagen, but they are also connected to us through multiple blood vessels. Small tags rarely bleed when cut (and may not even hurt), but may bleed slightly with larger marks. Anesthesia cream can relieve pain, and bleeding is usually minimal and short-lived.
Bleeding can be further reduced by using a radiocauter. This method of removing skin marks gives the doctor more precision than scissors, and cutting the stem burns the wound. Heat can also be obtained using a CO2 laser that receives heat from a wavelength of 10,600 nanometers. Dermatologists use CO2 lasers for skin rejuvenation procedures because they effectively burn the superficial layer of the skin, but they can also cut through the stem without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The final option is freezing. Liquid nitrogen is sprayed on the label and cooled to death. The dead mark simply peels off a few days after the procedure.
Imagine your skin staining outside the lines and excess pieces hanging outside your body. These are skin marks. Also known as acrochordons, these small tubers are strange but at the same time very common. By some estimates, as many as 60 percent of adults will have acrochordons somewhere on their body. Some may have only one, while others may sprout dozens.
The size of the skin markers can vary from a simple stain to a grain of rice to a flexible garbanzean bean. They are often irregular in shape and the larger they are, the more wrinkled and more like a bag. They hang from the body on a small stalk, but it is not entirely clear how they form.
Skin marks are an excess of cells that tend to occur wherever one part of the skin rubs against another, so rubbing is blamed as the main culprit. Typical skin markings include the armpits, neck wrinkles, under the breasts, between the abdominal balls, and the inner upper thighs. However, these small accessories can also be found in places where friction is minimal, especially around the eyes.
Skin tags are found in people of all races and ages, but some demographics see much more. These rubber tips are available for teens, but they are especially suitable for people over 40 years of age.
Because skin friction promotes skin marks, obese individuals are more likely to see more. Necklace wearers can also create skin marks as the chain constantly rubs against the neck. However, friction tells only part of the history of a skin tag. People with diabetes or metabolic syndrome are also more likely to develop acrochordones, as well as pregnant women or women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
You will also find many tags for people with a genetic disorder called Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. The syndrome is primarily characterized by a number of skin markers, but more severe cases can lead to lung cysts and kidney tumors.
Although skin marks do not endanger us health, these rubber bumps can be an ugly and sometimes painful discomfort. Fortunately, these soft growths can be removed relatively easily and with little risk.