Skin Tags

A skin tag is a small benign lesion which is tag of skin that may have a stalk or peduncle. Skin tags look like a small piece of soft hanging skin. Skin tags can appear on any area of skin on your body but are most often found where skin rubs against skin or clothing. The eyelid and eyelid creases are common sites of skin tags. Skin tags may appear on children but are increasing common as we get older. Most skin tags are an aesthetic concern, do not raise concern and are generally easily removed. However, if you experience a sudden onset of a number of skin tags it would be important to see your primary care physician as this may be a sign or an indication of a weight problem or even diabetes. Dr. Sierra is able to remove skin tags with excellent cosmetic results by using specialized techniques that minimize the risk of scarring.