Skin tags are common skin problem and in medical terms they are called skin papilloma or acrochordons. They commonly occur wherever there are skin folds or creases such as eyelids, neck, armpits, under the breasts, groins and so on. These skin tags appear as fleshy, skin coloured growths hanging out of the skin. These are generally harmless skin blemishes and have no risks of cancers from them.
These skin tags are actually harmless little flaps of excess flesh, very common, benign skin growths that affect about 25% of the world population, people with diabetes, pregnant women and overweight people being more prone to skin tags. Skin tags have various other names, among which the most often used is acrochordons, then cutaneous tags, papilloma colli, soft fibroma and Templeton skin tags. They are represented by small pieces of soft, smooth or mossy skin that looks like it is hanging. Also known as oddities of the aging human body, anyone can develop only one or multiple skin tags, including children. These imperfections can be skin-coloured or a little darker and their shape can vary.
Occasionally they may occur on the cheeks of the face and around the eyes including eyelids. Eyelid skin tags are only dealt at handful centres in UK including our clinic in Leamington Spa. At Renew Skin and Health clinic in Leamington Spa we advise you to have a formal consultation(£100) with our private doctor and he will advise you further.
The skin tags can catch against the jewelleries or tight fitting clothes causing pain or discomfort. They can vary in size from few mm to up to 20 mm. These are more common in ladies than in men and these sometime are associated with pregnancies due to hormonal imbalance, obesity and diabetes. Even though skin tags are harmless, people tend to worry because of their unaesthetic appearance. But they are not dangerous in any way, however, they must not be confounded with warts or moles.