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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Some : Some people are prone to growing skin tags. They tend to grow in areas where skin rubs on skin (eyelids, neck, under arms, etc). They are benign. T... Read More
Dr. Earl Ferguson
28 years experience
Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and ... Read More
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
Skin : Skin tags develop in areas of friction such as the armpits, neckline, under the breasts, and in the groin. It is felt they are due to friction, hered... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Possible: It is possible for skin tags to recur after surgical removal.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags can recur.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
No but more occur: If completely excised, these do not recur. However, the conditions that predispose to these (moist creases/folds) generally create co dictionary where... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Skin tags are benign, noncancerous growths that typically grow in folds of the body (neck, underarm, groin, under the breast). They are not dangerous... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not likely: Not in the same spot... They can come back other places though.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the body covered by skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other comm... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Yes: Otc wart sprays can remove skin tags but you need to use them very carefully so as not to burn the skin, or damage surrounding skin. See your dermatol... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Skin tags: While skin tags are rarely malignant, you might decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation if they are in an area where ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Genetics friction: Skin tags most commonly occur in areas of rubbing and / or friction. They also seem to be more common in certain individuals.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Do Not: Doing these types of things without training increases the risk of poor outcomes. Such as infection, scarring etc. See a professional.
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