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What are skin tags and how can you stop them from growing?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Excess skin: Skin tags (the technical name is acrochordons) are little polyps of extra skin that stick out, usually from the neck, underarms, and/or groin area. There is no way to stop them from growing, but a dermatologist can remove them. I do not recommend attempting this yourself because of risk of bleeding, infections, and scarring.

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