Skin tags are common, acquired, benign skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. They are harmless growths. Some individuals may be more prone to tags (greater than 50-100 tags) either through increased weight, combined with heredity, or other unknown causes. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags.
Usually just a few millimeters in diameter, skin tags vary in appearance. Some are the same color as surrounding skin while others are hyperpigmented or darker than surrounding skin. Skin tags can develop anywhere on the body but are thought to be more common in areas where friction occurs.
Corederm professionals can advise patients on the most comfortable way to eliminate these bothersome unsightly benign growths.