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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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What are the causes of Skin Tags?

Skin tags are common are usually caused by skin rubbing against skin and are usually found in skin folds and creases, however they may be caused by the rubbing of jewelry or clothing. Skin tags are common in:

  • People who carry excess weight due to folds in the skin.
  • hormones may dictate that pregnant women are susceptible.
  • Diabetics
  • Steroid use for muscle building as this can cause collagen fibres in the skin to bond together allowing skin tags.
  • People with papilloma virus (a form of warts).

Over 40% actually get skin tags at some point and if family members have them then you are more likely to be susceptible.

They are usually harmless and people usually have them removed for cosmetic reasons. The following treatments may be used for removal of skin tags:

Cauterisation – the removal of the tag by burning off using electrolysis.

  • Ligation – blood supply to the skin tag is prevented.
  • Excision – Cut out by a scalpel.
  • Cryosurgery – use of liquid nitrogen to freeze off the tag.

Electrolysis may be performed by a therapist or nurse, a dermatologist may perform the other procedures. Skin tags on the eyelid should be treated by an eye surgeon.

If the skin tag is small it may be treated by microdermabrasion, a fully trained therapist or nurse should do this. A wart preparation can be tried to treat skin tags.

Ongoing exfoliation may help to reduce the occurrence of further tags.

About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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