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I. Definition:

Skin tags

Skin tags (acrochordons) are usually small growths of skin that some people develop on the face, neck, armpits and the groin. The medical name is acrochordon. They are harmless and do not become cancerous or malignant.

II. Causes:

Skin tags

The tendency to develop skin tags is inherited (runs in families). The precise cause is unknown.

III. Skin Tags Chicago Treatment:

Skin tags

Skin tags do not need treatment if they do not bother you. If skin tags become sore from rubbing clothing or jewelry or if you find them unsightly, they can be removed surgically. Healing is usually complete within a week. New skin tags may form even if all existing tags are removed!
Some people have their skin tags disappear if they take chromium picolinate 200 mcg twice a day. This trace element is available at health food and drug stores without a prescription.

Chromium polynicotinate can also be taken and is sold under the name Natrol ChromeMate. This mineral must be taken for 3 months to see the results and if you stop taking the chromium the tags will recur.

Skin Remnant Removal Chicago Patient Pictures

Skin tags

9 month old with skin and cartilage remnants in front of her left ear. A simple outpatient surgery was all that was needed to remove them. If it was not for her age, it could easily have been done in the office.

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