Skin Tags – These are common and often annoying growths. They can be painful when caught on clothing or otherwise irritated, but are otherwise harmless. Occasionally concerning lesions can masquerade as skin tags, so it is always best to have it checked out by a board-certified dermatologist if it is growing, changing or developing symptoms.
Skin tags can be treated a number of ways including cryosurgery (“freezing”), electrodessication (“burning”), excising (cutting off). Choice of treatment depends on size as well as a number of other factors.