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What Causes Skin Tags Near Neck And Under The Arms?

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Posted on Mon, 12 Jan 2015
Question: skin tag
I have number of small tiny "skin tag" near neck line and under arm. Please suggest for this problem.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Skin tags are removed with either a Laser Or a Radiofrequency cautery

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for posting your query on healthcaremagic

Skin tags Or Acrochordons, usually appear at sites like Neck, Axilla. Skin tags are more common in overweight people.
They are absolutely benign in nature and are only of cosmetic concern.

Removal is the only treatment. Skin tags are usually removed with either a Laser e.g Co 2 Laser Or with a Radiofrequency cautery machine under Local Anesthesia.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (12 hours later)
Thanks doctor. How can I prevent any further increase in number of skin tags.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Weight control in those who are overweight may be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

It is not possible to completely prevent the development of new skin tags, although weight loss in those who are overweight may be helpful in this regard.
They may reappear slowly over a period of months or years. The new ones which may reappear also need to be similarly removed.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Skin Tags Near Neck And Under The Arms?

Brief Answer: Skin tags are removed with either a Laser Or a Radiofrequency cautery Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for posting your query on healthcaremagic Skin tags Or Acrochordons, usually appear at sites like Neck, Axilla. Skin tags are more common in overweight people. They are absolutely benign in nature and are only of cosmetic concern. Removal is the only treatment. Skin tags are usually removed with either a Laser e.g Co 2 Laser Or with a Radiofrequency cautery machine under Local Anesthesia. Regards