Skin Tag Removal

What Causes Skin Tags?

In many cases, skin tags are believed to develop due to friction between adjacent areas of skin or between clothing and skin. Common sites for skin tags include the following:

  • The underarms
  • Upper chest (particularly beneath the breasts in women)
  • Neck
  • Eyelids
  • Groin folds

Because of the increased skin-to-skin contact and friction, skin tags are more common in overweight or obese people. Although skin tags can sometimes be seen in children, they tend to increase with age and are most common in middle-aged and older individuals.