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Skin tags

Skin tags are very common and harmless; they can vary in colour and size. They are usually found around the neck, armpits, around the groin and buttocks or under the breast. They can also grow on the eyelids. They are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin.

Skin tags have a tendency to occur in older people and people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes. Pregnant women may also develop skin tags due to changes in their hormones.

Some people may develop skin tags for no reason at all.


Local commissioning policies are in place for this condition

Please be aware that there are local commissioning policies in place for this condition. This means that certain treatments may not be available to you on the NHS.

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