Understanding Skin Tags
For those who suffer from severe skin tags the problem can range from a mild irritation to extreme embarrassment and even anxiety. While this skin condition is mostly misunderstood the effects are very real and prominent in the lives of those who has to deal with from day to day. Skin tag removal can be a challenge in itself with most people having a life long struggle to get a smooth, clear and pain free skin.
A Skin tag (the medical name is Acrochordons) is a small tumor and 99.99% of the time it is completely harmless and non cancerous. The exact cause of skin tags is still unclear but it is basically a small skin growth that attaches (and feeds off) the skin via a small stalk.
Skin tags vary in size, but most of the time they are quite small and some can get very long with strong stalks attaching it to the skin. It’s most common on areas of the body where there is frequent abrasion and the armpits, eyelids, neck and under the breast or even the genital areas are most affected.
Skin tags can affect anyone. The majority of cases seems to be people who are overweight and obese and part of the reasons for this is attributed to excess skin and excess abrasion of the skin. Older people are most affected by skin tags and women are more prone to it – especially during and after pregnancy. There’s also been a lot evidence that skin tags are hereditary.
This skin condition can affect you in many different ways. Although it is mostly harmless it is very unsightly and most women who suffer from skin tags can have severe self consciousness because of it. Most people don’t understand skin tags and that’s why it often gets a lot of stares and even comments.
In a culture where clear, smooth and beautiful skin is desirable, skin tags can have a very detrimental affect on the way you feel about yourself. You might find yourself always trying to cover them up with your clothing – some women will never wear open tops to avoid skin tags in the neck or underarms from being exposed.
Skin tag removal is a nasty business. Traditional medical understanding of the problem has been limited and for the most part it’s been treated with conventional methods that leave scarring. Even after getting skin tags removed via laser or with traditional surgical procedures it tends to come back. Often it comes back with a vengeance and become stronger, bigger and denser than before.
While you can just ignore it and carry on with your life it is easier said than done. The embarrassment and the constant itching and unsightly presence is enough to get anyone down. There are many treatments available to remove skin tags – some more effective than others. Natural non surgical methods has had phenomenal results long term and today many doctors are also avoiding the scalpel and opting for a natural approach to remove skin tags permanently.