Skin tags are small, soft, benign skin growths that are often on a stalk. They are harmless, but can be very annoying. You may have one skin tag, or hundreds. It is likely that if you have no skin tags, you will most likely develop at least a few in your lifetime.
Skin tags often show up around the eyelids, neck, groin and armpits. One other common area for skin tag growth in women is around the breast or bra area. They basically can show up on any area of your body that has folds. A skin tag can be very bothersome if it is located around your bra strap or along your bra lines. They typically show up on people with diabetes as well as obese or overweight individuals. They also are more common starting after the age of 50.
If you’re a runner, the repetitive friction, tighter fitting running clothes and sports bras can contribute to the formation of skin tags. In addition, overweight women who may raise and lift their arms may develop skin tags due to the constant friction around the breast area.
While your skin tags are not dangerous, they can definetly be a nuisance as a woman who needs to wear a bra. The rubbing and friction caused can create bleeding, irritation and even infection. Medical Dermatology Specialists can accurately determine the cause of your skin tag and help you remove them. We also will help you prevent future ones as well. To learn more about our skin tag treatment options, call us today.
Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328