Skin tags are also called acrochordons. They are typically harmless, benign growths. This means they are not cancerous.

You can have skin tags removed. There often is no medical reason to do this, though.

Skin tags can be annoying. This may make you wonder if it’s okay to remove them on your own. Doctors do not recommend doing this. There are risks and potential complications with do-it-yourself removal.

Reasons to Remove Skin Tags –

Skin tags don’t usually cause discomfort, but they may still bother you. You may want to remove them for a number of reasons, including:

  • They can get caught on clothing or jewelry
  • They may sometimes bleed
  • They might look unsightly


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