Do you find yourself drying off after stepping out of the shower and asking yourself “why am I getting skin tags all of a sudden?” If you do, you’re not alone. Nearly 60% of adults will develop skin tags at some point. Skin tags are little bits of excess skin tissue, and they can appear suddenly – even overnight.
While they’re harmless, they can be distressing. It can help to understand what causes them and why you in particular may be getting them. Let’s take a look:
What Causes Skin Tags?
While there’s no exact known cause, there are several risk factors for developing skin tags, including:
- Age over 40
- Type II diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Wearing tight clothing
For each risk factor you have, your chance of developing skin tags increases. You may be getting skin tags all of a sudden because you are obese, or have developed an underlying medical condition. Skin tags are most likely to pop up on your neck, underarm area, chest, and groin. These areas are most likely to have skin rubbing against skin, or be affected by tight clothing or jewelry.
In most situations, you will notice one or two new skin tags. However, if you develop multiple skin tags suddenly, you may want to see your doctor to rule out anything serious.
Can I Prevent Skin Tags?
While you can’t change your age or heredity, you can reduce the risk of developing skin tags by maintaining a healthy weight. That, in turn, can help reduce the chance that you will develop Type II diabetes or high cholesterol. If you already have one or both of those conditions, losing weight can reverse the problem.
However, once you have a skin tag or several, they won’t drop off as you drop weight. But you don’t have to live with them.
How Do I Get Rid of Skin Tags?
The best way to get rid of skin tags is through professional skin tag removal. If you have skin tags that are bothering you or embarrassing you, we can help. Once we safely remove skin tags, they’re gone for good. However, it is possible that you will develop new skin tags in the same areas if conditions are right.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re tired of seeing and feeling skin tags, we understand. Schedule a skin tag removal consultation to see what the possibilities are. And you’re in experienced hands when you visit Aesthetics at Cima Health.
From the initial consultation to the treatment room, we offer the highest quality laser and skincare services, individualized to your needs. We are more than clinicians; we understand how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself to look and feel your best. We help you make the most of your time by offering the best range of treatments.
Book an appointment today.