Skin Tag Treatment
Acrochordons, or skin tags, are small skin growths that often appear on the face or neck. These are non-cancerous and harmless, but they can be uncomfortable for some people. If you have skin tags that are embarrassing or causing discomfort, there are ways to remove these small growths. At Primary Care Joliet, we provide skin tag treatment at our Joliet and Wilmington, IL health care centers.
What Is a Skin Tag?
Skin tags are benign tumors that grow on the skin. They tend to appear where the skin rubs against skin or clothing. They are usually small, narrow stems of flesh that can be skin-colored or darker than the surrounding skin. The most common places skin tags form include:
- Arm pits
- Under the breasts
Since folds of skin are where skin tags are most common, those who are overweight are at higher risk for these growths. They can appear anywhere there is overlapping skin that becomes irritated rubbing against itself.
Removing Skin Tags
Skin tags do not pose a health risk, but they can be bothersome. Larger skin tags can be uncomfortable if they rub against jewelry or clothing and may bleed if they are caught on your personal items or nicked when shaving. The most common reason people seek skin tag removal is their appearance, especially when they are in noticeable areas like around the eyes or on the neck.
Removing skin tags is best performed by a medical professional. You do not want to risk getting a skin infection by removing these growths yourself. Our medical professionals at Primary Care Joliet can quickly remove skin tags and minimize the chance of a noticeable scar. Skin tags can be removed by excision or other methods during an office visit and there is no recovery needed.
If you have a skin tag that is causing you discomfort or aesthetic concerns, come see us at Primary Care Joliet. We offer health care services including skin tag treatment at our facilities. Call our Joliet or Wilmington, IL, medical centers to schedule your appointment.