Skin Tags & Skin Tag Removal

February 25, 2019



Skin tags are extremely common and 25 percent of people will develop them. What EXACTLY is a skin tag? Well it is a small piece of soft, hanging skin that may have a peduncle, or stalk. They can show up anywhere on your skin, but even more where skin is rubbing together or against clothing.


What causes skin tags?

  • No clear cause

  • May happen when clusters of collagen and blood vessels become trapped inside thicker pieces of skin

  • May also be caused by skin rubbing against skin

  • Affect both male and female

  • Have been associated with hyperinsulinemia which is from there being too much insulin circulation in blood

  • Usually in skin creases or folds

Skin tags are commonly seen in:

  • Overweight and obese individuals

  • Diabetics

  • Pregnant women, due to hormonal and growth factor changes

  • Someone affected by HPV

  • Estrogen and progesterone changes

  • People with sex steroid imbalance

Studies prove that they most likely can occur with:

  • Obesity

  • People with high cholesterol levels

  • High blood pressure

Skin tag removal treatment:

  • Here at Revata we use a tool that allows us to cauterize the skin tag

  • Safe with minimal side effects

  • No downtime



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