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Skin Tags

Small, soft, harmless skin colour growths on the face and body

Skin Tags

What Are They?

Skin tags are an overproduction of cells in the top layers of the skin. They appear as flesh-coloured or slightly darker growths on the surface of the skin, are typically soft to the touch, and vary in size from very small (a few millimetres) to larger than a centimetre. They are often found in areas where there is a lot of friction on the skin, such as under the arms, bra strap, neck line, eyelids, and bikini line.

What Causes Them?

Skin tags occur when extra skin cells grow over each other. They tend to develop when the skin rubs against itself, so they are more common in adults. They develop on both men and women and tend to occur more frequently in people who are overweight or have diabetes.

While skin tags are harmless and generally do not require treatment, they can be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are causing discomfort or irritation.


What Can Be Done To Help?

Although skin tags are harmless and usually do not cause any pain, they can become unsightly and may get caught on things. Although it maybe tempting to remove them yourself, it is strongly advised that you seek treatment from a specialist to remove them. They can be removed using either the burning or freezing technique.


Are skin tags contagious?

No, skin tags are not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person.

Are skin tags cancerous?

No, skin tags are not cancerous and do not increase the risk of developing cancer.

Can skin tags be removed at home?

It is not recommended to remove skin tags at home as this can lead to infection or scarring. It is best to have them removed by a healthcare professional.

Do skin tags always need to be removed?

No, skin tags are usually harmless and do not require treatment. However, if they are causing discomfort or irritation, or if you want them removed for cosmetic reasons, they can be removed.

Can skin tags grow back after they have been removed?

There is a chance that a skin tag can grow back after it has been removed, but this is not common.

How are skin tags removed?

Skin tags can be removed by a professional through various methods such as freezing, cutting, or burning. At RSA, we use the plasma pen technology.

Can skin tags be prevented?

It is not always possible to prevent skin tags, but maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding friction on the skin can help reduce the risk of developing them.

Our Approach

At RSA, we can quickly and efficiently remove skin tags of any size using the Plasma Elite plasma pen. This is the most effective way to immediately remove skin tags and warts with little discomfort or risk.

Treatments We Offer That Help With Skin Tags

  • Plasma Elite

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