Skin tags are small, painless, noncancerous, soft, skin-coloured growths on the skin.
Skin tags are common in both men and women. They can appear anywhere on your body especially in places where skin folds such as the:
Skin tags are very common and harmless, but can be removed if they’re bothering you. You should never attempt to remove large skin tags yourself because they will bleed heavily.
Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They tend to occur more in the elderly, also people who are overweight or have diabetes.
You may consider having skin tags removed if they’re affecting your self esteem, or if they constantly catch on clothes or jewellery. Skin tag removal is not available on the NHS. Tell your private GP or surgeon if the skin tag is painful, itchy, bleeding.