What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small brown or flesh-coloured growths that hang from the surface of the skin. They are made from a core of fibres, ducts and nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Although their appearance is relatively common they are completely harmless and are usually only a few millimetres in size, but can increase in diameter up to 5cm in the most severe of cases. They do not usually cause any pain or discomfort, however depending on where they are on the body, they can snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed as a result. Skin tags can affect anyone and most commonly occur where the skin folds or creases and are more likely to affect people who are overweight for this reason. They can be hereditary, and people who are diabetic or pregnant are also more prone to them. Skin tags are also known as an acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, soft fibroma, and Templeton tags.

Skin tag treatment options

At Neue Skin Clinics, we offer the most advanced technology and treatments to target skin tags, without the need for invasive surgery. We pride ourselves on achieving fantastic results, and offer consultations with qualified skin therapists to develop a highly personalised plan and post-treatment review.