Skin Tag Removal | Philadelphia PA & South Jersey
Skin Tag Removal in Philadelphia
Skin tags can form anywhere on our face, especially near the eyelids.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags, also called an acrochordon, a papilloma or a fibroepithelial polyp are small, non-cancerous growths of the skin. Skin tags are often raised up above the skin and typically have a small stalk or pedicle (or peduncle). They usually begin as a small bump which enlarges and extends from the skin over time. A skin tag can be unsightly or very annoying, and they usually will not go away on their own. In expert hands, they can be removed painlessly and with virtually no scarring.
What Are Skin Tags Made Of?
Skin tags are in fact an extension of the skin and contain elements like dermis, collagen fibers, capillaries or lymphatic vessels. Skin tags usually lack hair follicles or sweat glands.
Do Skin Tags Grow Larger?
Skin tags begin as a small bump and may grow slowly over time.
Where Do Skin Tags Appear?
Skin tags can appear in any skin folding region. On the face they typically appear around the eyes and eyelids.
Why Do I Have Skin Tags?
Doctors are unsure why skin tags form, and they may have a genetic component. Primarily more form as we age.
Are Skin Tags Dangerous?
Skin tags are not dangerous but certainly can be annoying.
Can Skin Tags Be Removed At Home?
Many home remedies for skin tag removal exist. But for skin tags on the face and around the eyelids it is preferable to have an expert surgeon like Dr. Chandler perform the treatment. Trying to cut off any growths on your own or applying burning solutions near the eyes are not recommended, could possibly be dangerous, and are likely to leave scars or incompletely removed tags which can regrow.
Will Skin Tags Grow Back After Removal?
Once skin tags are removed, they are not likely to grow back. However, anyone who tends to form them may develop more of them as time passes.
Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Chandler treats patients located in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, Abington, Main Line, Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, Gladwyne, Villanova, PA, or South Jersey, Cherry Hill and Moorestown, NJ at Chandler Cosmetic Surgery. Fill out our Contact Form or call our Moorestown NJ office at (609) 877-2800 in South New Jersey, NJ or our Jenkintown PA office at (215) 885-6830 in the Philadelphia area to schedule your skin tag removal consultation today.