Is a skin tag something to worry about?

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If you’ve noticed a new skin tag or lesions on your skin, you may be surprised—and maybe a little bit worried. Is it cancer? Is it infected? Why did this develop on my skin? It’s normal to have a lot of questions about something new that develops on the body, which is why it’s a good idea to work with a skilled professional for an evaluation, diagnosis, and effective treatment. If you have a skin tag, you can breathe easy!

What is a skin tag?

A skin tag is a little piece of skin that hangs off the body. They are usually small and benign, but can be annoying if they catch on things or start to itch. Skin tags are very common- almost everyone will have at least one at some point in their life. While they aren’t harmful, it’s best to get them removed if they become bothersome. There are a few different ways to do this, so talk to your doctor about the best option for you.

How can a skin tag be removed?

There are a few different ways to remove a skin tag. Your doctor may do it themselves, or they may refer you to a dermatologist who can do it for you. Some people choose to remove them at home with over the counter products, but this is not always recommended because there is a risk of infection. It is always a better idea to work with a professional. Excision is often the best and can be done right at our practice with no downtime or recovery time needed.

Request an appointment at the Rendon Center to learn more about your skin

If your skin is a mystery to you, it might be time to speak to a professional about your skincare needs and goals. Patients of the Boca Raton, FL area who are interested in working with our team to discuss concerns such as the development of skin tags, call (561) 750-0544 to request a visit. Our facility is located at 1001 NW 13th Street, Suite #100 and is open to new and returning patients.

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