If you have skin tags on your body or face, you will know how frustrating it can be when they seemingly appear from nowhere. While they rarely cause any physical discomfort, they can be unsightly and some can grow to be quite big. This may mean that you are more likely to want them removed, particularly if they are on your face.
While some online sources may give you tips on how to remove them yourself, it’s important that you visit a professional to have them removed to make sure it is done safely. So, what causes these skin tags, and how can you remove them?
The Cause of Skin Tags
There are a number of different things that can increase your chances of having skin tags. These include:
Type 2 Diabetes – experts aren’t exactly sure why there is a link between diabetes and skin tags, but there does seem to be a correlation. Some doctors believe that this is related to the way the body deals with insulin, but further research is needed to find a clear reason behind the link.
Obesity – if you are overweight, you may be more prone to skin tags as the skin often rubs against skin, particularly in areas such as under the arms, breasts or between the legs.
Pregnancy – while women are pregnant, the change in hormone levels can lead to a number of different symptoms, one of which being skin tags.
Old age – just as obesity can lead to skin tags, so can ageing. As the skin loses its elasticity, it creates more folds, allowing the skin to rub against skin and increasing the possibility of skin tags.
Can Skin Tags Cause Problems?
Usually skin tags won’t cause any problems as they don’t often cause pain. However, some skin tags can get caught in jewellery or clothing and may bleed or become uncomfortable. This may be more likely in particularly big tags which protrude from the skin further.
You may also find that you don’t like the way they look, resulting in lower self esteem. If this is the case, it is easy enough to have them removed.
How to Remove Skin Tags
If you wish to have your skin tags removed, it’s important that you have this done by a professional. This means that they will be able to do it safely in a sterile environment where you are at less risk of infection than if you attempted it yourself. It’s also important that a professional is able to confirm that it is a skin tag and not something else such as a wart or a melanoma.
When you visit a professional, they will be able to remove skin tags simply and safely. At Renaissance we offer fast and effective ways to get rid of skin tags using ACP or Cryopen, safely removing skin tags.
If you would like to find out more about these treatments, you can call us on 0151 431 0348 and we will be able to advise you further.