Skin Tags & Warts

Skin tags are soft harmless growths that often have a stalk. They can appear just about anywhere on the body, especially in moist areas where skin frequently rubs against other skin or clothing.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small, flesh-coloured benign skin growths that tend to occur in moist areas where skin frequently rubs against other skin or clothing, such as:

Eyelids

Neck

Armpits

Groin Folds

Under the Breasts

What causes skin tags?

It is not known exactly what causes skin tags, however, the following factors may play a role:

Irritation from skin rubbing together

Human papillomavirus (wart virus)

High levels of growth factors (during pregnancy or in gigantism)

You previously had a C-section and have retracted scarring.

Forehead furrows, the horizontal lines that form when you raise your eyebrows.

Wart

Almost everyone knows someone that has had a wart or has had a wart themselves.  Warts or verruca are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are very common.  Children to adults can get warts.  Sometimes they are rough and raised and sometimes flat and smooth.  Almost always painless.  Patients that are immunosuppressed from a transplant or HIV are at risk for warts.  HPV is typically harmless and there are literally hundreds of subtypes of this virus.  The good news is most common warts such as subtype 2, 3, 4, 27, etc. are harmless.   These are different subtypes than the vaccine that adolescents get to protect themselves from cancerous sexually transmitted strains of HPV.  That is why it is possible to still get a wart on the bottom of your foot (plantar wart) even if you had the vaccine.
Warts can occur anywhere on the body from the head down to the toes and everywhere in between.  Treatment for warts are available over here at Skin and Sculpt and recommended to schedule an appointment for Dr. Neetika Paul.

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Dr. Neetika Paul

Dr. Neetika Paul is a distinguished and respectable name in the field of Dermatology. To trace her qualification credentials, she has done her MBBS and M.D. in Dermatology from the Prestigious and renowned PGI(Postgraduate institute of medical sciences) Rohtak Followed by an exhaustive and professionally fulfilling fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology ,Lasers, Botox, Fillers and Advanced Aesthetics from DJPIMAC(MUMBAI).Then she went in for an ADVANCED TRAINING in BOTOX AND FILLERS in GENT ,BELGIUM(EUROPE).

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