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Skin tags are benign, or harmless, growths of skin which are attached to the body by a peduncle or stalk. These are usually benign, and harmless, and will not usually change into cancerous lesions over time.
These are commonly found in areas where the skin creases such as in the neckline, underarm, groin, under the breast as well as the crease in the eyelids. They often appear later on in life and tend to grow in clusters which can be unsightly and potentially embarrassing to individuals.
Skin tags are frequently found in individuals who are overweight, pregnant or suffer from diabetes.
Most patients complain that these skin tags get cut whilst shaving, catch on jewellery or become aggravated by clothing or chaffing which subsequently makes the area sore and occasionally infected.
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Thanks to the author of this blog Dr Mountford MBBS MBCAM.
After training as a Cosmetic Medical Practitioner, she became the founder and Medical Director of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic with practices in both London Devonshire Place and Buckinghamshire.
The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is a multi-award winning clinic as well as having won, for 6 consecutive years, ‘No1 Coolsculpting Clinic Of Excellence – Western Europe’ & the No1 clinic in Europe for Ultherapy Ultra Premier Treatment Provider for the 5th consecutive year.
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