Skin Tags in Chambersburg, PA

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About Skin Tags

Approximately a quarter of adults have little benign tumors called skin tags. The flesh-colored growths (also called acrochordon) are harmless and can vary from a bump the size of a pinhead to bumps as big as an eraser on the top of a pencil. Though skin tags don't need medical attention, you might want tags treated if they cause irritation if they rub against clothes. You might also think about getting a skin tag treated if it is in a visible place, such as your eyelid. If you would like to get your skin tag removed, you can schedule a consultation today with a member of our skilled dermatology team at OneSkin Integrative Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA.

Causes

It's reported that one in four adults have one or more skin tags, making them widely prevalent. Skin tags normally grow due to friction that happens when the skin rubs against clothes or other skin. They commonly develop in under the arms, on the chest, eyelids, neck, and in the folds of the groin. In women, skin tags can also grow underneath the breasts. Skin tags can develop more frequently if you're obese and as you get older. Additionally, hormone fluctuations during pregnancy may also lead to a rise in the development of skin tags.

They were able to completely clear my plantar warts that I’d been trying to get rid of for years and everyone was always extremely nice and professional.

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I took my 10 year old son to see Dr. Day today for a wart removal. He has some extra sensory needs and is very sensitive to medical procedures. Dr. Day and her team were absolutely phenomenal with him! I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. He didn't shed one tear. Dr. Day knew the right balance between information to share with him so he felt comfortable but not too much that he felt overwhelmed. I am incredibly thankful to her and her team.

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I took my 10 year old son to see Dr. Day today for a wart removal. He has some extra sensory needs and is very sensitive to medical procedures. Dr. Day and her team were absolutely phenomenal with him! I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. He didn't shed one tear. Dr. Day knew the right balance between information to share with him so he felt comfortable but not too much that he felt overwhelmed. I am incredibly thankful to her and her team.

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Symptoms

Skin tags are light brown or flesh-colored. They may differ in size from 1 millimeter to about the size of a grape. The tag might be wrinkled or smooth, and many are connected to the skin with a small stem. Tags don't cause any pain, and they're not contagious. When the skin tag becomes cut off from its blood supply, it can turn black or red.

Treatment Options

Skin tags typically don't require medical treatment, but you might want them taken off anyway. Tags may get trapped in clothes or jewelry, which may lead to redness, irritation, or even bleeding. You might also want to remove them to improve your appearance if they're on your face or in another visible location. To take off a tag, we can perform a surface excision. Other options include burning or freezing off the skin tag.

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A member of our team will help evaluate and eliminate your bothersome or too-visible skin tags. They will explain the various tag removal options before making your customized treatment program. OneSkin Integrative Dermatology invites you to get in touch with our Chambersburg, PA practice to schedule an appointment or for more information on removing skin tags.

My skin tag is very small. Is there a way I can remove it myself?

Absolutely not. Skin tags must be removed by a trained dermatologist or medical professional. If you try to remove a skin tag without proper knowledge or training, you may cause permanent skin damage and conspicuous scarring.

Could my skin tag be harmful or pre-cancerous?
No. Skin tags are harmless and typically painless. To the untrained eye, skin tags may appear similar to moles, which can be pre-cancerous. However, skin tags are raised growths connected to the body with a narrow stalk, while moles are flatter and connected to the rest of the body in a fuller manner. If you have any confusion about if your growth is a skin tag or not, feel free to contact OneSkin Dermatology.
Will my skin tag grow back after removal?

If a skin tag is removed, it will not grow back. However, the removal does not prevent a new tag from growing in a similar spot.

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