Skin tags are soft, small, benign pieces of hanging skin. They can appear anywhere on the body but are more common in high friction areas such as the armpits, neck and groin.
Skin tags are asymptomatic however, occasionally they can become inflamed by being rubbed or chaffed. Inflamed skin tags can be itchy and annoying. There is no need to have a skin tag treated unless it is physically bothersome. However, some people choose to have their skin tags removed for cosmetic reasons.
Skin tags can be removed easily using liquid nitrogen, electrodessication, laser or more rarely with a scissors or scalpel.
*This webpage is for informational purposes and is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, medical advice. Any medical concerns should be addressed with a physician.