What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags are small, brown or flesh-coloured growths that protrude from the surface of the skin. They vary in size from a few millimetres up to around five centimetres.
They are made up of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Collagen is a normal type of protein found throughout the body.
Common in both men and women, around one in four people will develop a tag at some point in their lives.
HOW DO YOU GET SKIN TAGS?
Often mistaken for warts, they can appear anywhere on the body, but are typically found in areas where skin repeatedly rubs against itself, such as armpits, groin, neck and eyelids.
Skin tags present no medical threat and don’t usually cause pain or discomfort. However, they can make people feel self-conscious and can hurt if caught on clothing. They can also cause issues for men when shaving.