" There are many names for skin tags such as acrochordons, filiform, pedunculated, papillomas, soft fibromas and fibroepithelial polyps). These skin growths are benign (harmless) and painless small growths of tissue hanging off a connecting stalk (pedunculated from the skin's surface). "
Flesh colored or darker, tags develop in the folds of the skin(neck, breast, armpit, eyelid and groin area). They are more prevalent in women then men, appear as we age, as some of us become obese and with type 2 diabetes.
Some professionals believe they might be genetically inherited, although they are not certain. These lesions are usually painless unless irritated by clothing or other objects that constantly rub against them.
The cause for these growths on skin are unknown. Following are some factors that might help them generate:
Since these unattractive skin lesions are harmless so you could leave them alone. However, a dermatologist can remove them for cosmetic reasons using several methods:
There are several products you can buy over the counter to help with a skin growth problem.
U.S National Library of Health and the National Institutes of Health(MedlinePlus 1/17/2010) Parents.Berkley.Edu, 1/14/2010 New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc.(DermNetnz.org) 1/11/2010