Skin tags are common, benign, flesh-colored skin growths that can occur most commonly on the neck, in the underarms, on the eyelids, under the breasts, and in the groin.

Skin tags typically occur in areas of friction. Skin tags are thought to be hereditary or acquired over time. Increased body weight and hormonal elevations such as pregnancy can also contribute. Skin tags can be easily removed in the office. Local anesthesia is used to make the removal painless.