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Posts for tag: Skin Tags

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 11, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Tags  

Are you annoyed with your skin tags?skin tags

Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, your Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists have a solutions for your skin tag problems.

What is a skin tag?

This is when a bit of skin is protruding from the surface of the rest of your skin. The protrusions vary in size, color, and shape, and are usually benign.

How are skin tags developed?

Skin tags develop because of friction, either skin friction with clothes or adjacent skin. Here are a few areas you may find skin tags developing:

  • The underarms
  • Groin folds
  • Neck
  • Upper chest, especially under a woman's breast
  • Eyelids

Who is susceptible to developing skin tags?

Individuals who suffer from obesity tend to develop skin tags because of more frequent skin friction addressed above. Children may also have skin tags, but they are more prevalent in adults and senior citizens.

How do you treat skin tags?

The removal of skin tags is a cosmetic procedure and there's no medication to rid you of this problem. Your Huntington and Hicksville doctors can remove skin tags by doing any of the following in their office.

  • cutting them off with a blade or scissors
  • using electrocautery

You don't need to worry about pain. Local anesthesia induced through injections, or lidocaine or applied topically as a cream, are used before removing skin tags. Anesthesia is used for larger skin tags, but small ones typically don't need it.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding skin tags and their treatment, don't hesitate to call Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven, your Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists (631) 271-2769 in Huntington, NY or (516) 433-3200 Hicksville, NY.



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