What are skin tags and what causes skin tags? That is a great question. Skin tags are benign skin growths that typically show up on the neck and collar areas of the human body. Skin tags do pop up in the groin areas of some people and have even been known to show up under large breasts. Skins tags look like little pieces of skin dangling from your body, kind of like a really skinny wart or narrow stalk of skin that is natural flesh tone or sometimes they can be brownish or have a touch of red coloring when they first grow on you or when they get irritated.
Skin tags are not cancerous; they are believed to occur in places where friction is common on your body. Places where skin rubs on skin or skin and clothes rub together on a regular basis. This is why skin tags are so common on the neck or collar area. Other areas skin tags can be found are under the arms, eyelids and in groin folds.
Skin tags are not the same thing as a wart. Human Papillomavirus or HPV are very contagious and should not be mistaken for skin tags. HPV warts can develop anywhere on the body where there is skin. There is no proof that skin tags are contagious from person to person.
Some people are more prone to skin tags than others either because of heredity or an increase in weight and other causes that we just dont know of at this time. Because they are not cancerous there is not much research being done on them. It is the same thing as why do you have a finger, well because you do. Same thing with skin tags, you get them just because you do until someone does some serious research to find all of the causes.
It doesnt matter if you are a male or female we are all just as likely to get a skin tag as the next person. More than half of adults will experience skin tag growth at some point in their lives, usually appearing somewhere near that persons middle age and older although younger people could still grow tags.
If you remove skin tags it doesnt necessarily mean the tag will grow back. Skin tags do not seed or spread like weeds, usually if you remove them they are gone for good. However they might not show up in the spot you removed them from they could grow close to that proximity. If you are middle aged or older and once a year decide to remove skin tags that should be all you need to do.
So now you might be wondering if skin tags can develop into anything you should be worried about or are they just a growth of skin that looks unpleasant. The answer is that skin tags or just tabs of skin that cause no threat to you. Other than the appearance of them they are fine to leave if you dont want to attempt to get rid of your skin tags.
How to remove skin tags.
If however you would like to remove your skin tags you can purchase a number of products that will help you get rid of skin tags. There are many home remedies that probably work okay however I prefer the tried and true methods. The most effective products to help you get rid of your skin tags are Tea Tree Oil, Wart Sticks, Dr Scholls Freeze away wart remover, Dermisil for Skin Tags, Wart remover pads and so on. Using any one of these products will help to painlessly remove your tags in as little as a few days to a couple weeks depending on the person.