Skin tags are usually skin-coloured and can be found on the armpits, neck, face, or groin and can vary in size from a few millimetres to centimetres wide. It can also commonly be found in skin folds due to friction.
There are many misconceptions about skin tags, but they are not a form or cause of skin cancer. Although the root cause of skin tags is unknown, they are harmless and likely to trigger other skin conditions.
Although these tags are mostly harmless, they can still cause minor issues. Armpit tags can be annoying because they might rub against clothes and cause discomfort. The ones around the neck may get caught in jewelry and bleed. And the ones located on the face can affect people’s self-esteem.
Laser Treatments for Skin Tags
Laser treatments to remove skin tags are a painless and minimally-invasive procedure. The laser beams generate heat that will neutralize the skin tag cells. This will create small wounds on the skin tag to start the healing process. After the laser treatment, the skin tag will eventually fall off.
Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results depending on the size and number of skin tags. When done correctly, this treatment will not leave scars.