Skin Tags & Skin Polyps
What are Skin Tags/ Polyps?
Skin Tags are Benign small pedunculated soft tumours of the skin. They are made of cells called Dermal Fibroblasts.
The cause of their growth is unknown but could be related to any of the following ; Skin Rubbing, a Virus called HPV, being overweight or it could also be family related. They are more common over the Neck, Eyelids, Armpits, under the Breast and in the Groin. They can get irritated when they get caught (Shaving, Clothing, Jewellery) or they can become necrotic and painful if twisted.
Removal of these benign skin growths is by surgical shave and cauterisation. The procedure will be done under local anaesthetic and would last approximately 20 minutes.
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