Why Do I Get Skin Tags on My Neck? Dermatologist Guide

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​​​​​​​Skin tag is a very small size of additional skin growth. It may appear anywhere but the neck, eyelid and underarms are some common body parts where it appears more. Usually, skin tags made of collagen and blood vessels in it are non-cancerous. It does not affect any physical activity but for some people, these tags can be a big appearance issue that makes them conscious. 

Skin tag removal is possible. To do it, one needs to take assistance from a skin doctor like Dr. Rajdeep Mysore. He is the best dermatologist in Bangalore providing a wide range of skin treatments including skin tag at Charma Clinic. By taking insights from the doctor, this article is going to detail about reasons and treatment of skin tags. So go through this post carefully.

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags medically termed acrochordons are typically a 1mm to 1 cm additional skin growth attached to the normal one. These tags usually darker than regular skin tones consist of collagen and take blood supply from the vessels residing in them. 

Usually, skin tags are symptomless. However, they could become uncomfortable and bleed if they rub against jewellery or clothing. These tags are distinguished from benign skin lesions such as warts by a tiny stalk that connects them to the skin. 

What are the Reasons for Skin Tags?

The precise cause of skin tags is unknown. But factors like lifestyle and genetics probably lead to the growth of skin tags. On the other hand, many people experience skin tags for no apparent cause. 

Skin tags are more common in places where the skin rubs against itself. Additionally, below mentioned medical disorders have been shown to increase the chance of getting skin tags:

  • Excess weight and obesity
  • Pregnancy 
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • History of skin tag

Tips for Skin Tag Removal at Home

Home remedies for skin tag removal are as follows:

  • Tea Tree Oil

It is an oil with antioxidant and antifungal properties. The dilution of the oil with carrier oil is safe to apply on the skin.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Skin Tag Removal

  1. Clean that affected skin.
  2. Use a cotton swab and take some drops of oil into it.
  3. Apply it on the affected area and massage gently over the skin tag.
  4. Use a bandage to cover it overnight.
  5. Repeat the procedure until the tag dries out and falls off.
  • Banana Peel

The peel of a banana also has antioxidant properties. So, you may use a banana peel over the skin tag and cover it with a bandage. Repeat the procedure until the tag falls off.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an acidity dissolver. It also has antioxidant properties beneficial for the skin. To remove the skin tag using apple cider vinegar, one can follow the procedure of tree tea oil (mentioned above) and bandage the tag for 15 to 30 minutes. After that, wash and repeat the procedure for a few weeks. 

  • Vitamin E

Skin tags could be exacerbated by ageing. Vitamin E, an antioxidant that prevents wrinkles and maintains skin health, can make a skin tag disappear within a few days if applied topically. Just rub the oil onto the tag and the skin around it until it comes off.

  • Garlic

Garlic reduces inflammation, which helps the skin look better. A skin tag can be naturally removed by applying crushed garlic over it and covering the area with a bandage for the night. Do a morning wash of the area. Continue until the mole shrinks and goes away.

Dermat Proved Skin Tag Removal Treatments

To avoid the regular practice of home remedies and to get the speedy outcome one can visit a skin doctor. Skin tag removal treatments provided by a dermatologist are as follows: 

  • Cryosurgery

The skin tag is frozen during this process using a probe that is filled with liquid nitrogen. As a result, the skin tag scabs and the dead skin tissues eventually fall off. After one or two weeks, the treatment is simple, comfortable, and effective. Only warts are targeted by the supercooled liquid nitrogen, causing very little harm to the surrounding skin tag.   

  • Electrical Cauterization

Electrodes are used in this treatment to deliver high-frequency electrical energy straight into the skin growth. The skin tag eventually burns or dries out from the base and falls off as a result. After the skin tag is removed, the injured skin is sealed to stop additional bleeding and infection.  

  • Surgical Excision

This method involves cutting the skin tag from its base using a surgical scissor or scalpel with a sterile blade (sharper than nail clippers). This is a quick fix for removing skin tags, though it might necessitate numbing the affected area. To prevent excessive bleeding, the medical professional may first apply a chemical solution to the treatment site before starting the main procedure.

  • Ligation

In this procedure, the blood supply to the skin tag’s base is cut off using a skin tag removal band. To stop the blood flow, a surgical thread can also be tied to the skin tag’s peduncle. The cells of the abnormal skin growth would die and disappear if there was no blood flow within the skin tag. 

Final Thoughts

Skin tag, a small size of additional hanging skin sometimes considered as the mole, a wart is not a serious issue which requires specific attention. It is a painless and harmless one with a skin tag one can enjoy life happily. But if these tags are creating issues in one’s aesthetics and leading to embarrassment then there is no need to worry. Because skin tags can be removed easily. To do so one can try home remedies of tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, banana peel, garlic, and vitamin E oil. But these DIYs require consistency, moreover, it is possible that one may not get the desired outcome with these efforts. In such circumstances, one can schedule an appointment with a skin doctor. 

One can consult Dr. Rajdeep Mysore. The expert doctor provides clinically approved skin tag removal treatments. The advanced treatments provided by the leading skin doctor in Bangalore are cryosurgery, ligation, electrical cauterization, and many more. To learn about these treatments in detail visit Charma Clinic and book an appointment with Dr. Rajdeep Mysore now!

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