What is a Skin Tag?
Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths. Skin tags are soft and fleshy bumps of tissue connected to the skin’s surface. You can recognize a skin tag if it contains ALL of the following physical features:
- Flesh coloured
- Soft and easy to move
- Sticks out from surrounding skin on a small, narrow stalk
If your skin growth does not have all of these features, you must not treat it. If you treat it and it is NOT a skin tag, you may hurt yourself seriously.
Size of skin tags shown above are enlarged for easy viewing. You may need to use a magnifying lens or mirror to see the details of your skin growth to compare it to the photo and illustration above.
What is not a skin tag?
A skin growth with ANY of the physical features listed below is NOT a skin tag and should NOT be treated with this device:
- A colour significantly different than your normal skin colour
- Hard to the touch
If you are unsure if a particular growth is a skin tag, do not treat it unless a medical professional confirms that it is a skin tag.