Skin tags are called by a number of different words. Yes, you may know them as the simple term, but your dermatologist may use the scientific term. What is the scientific term you would use? Well, you would call them archodorons, papillomas, filoform, pedunculate or polyps. However, if those words are too big for you to remember, it may be best if you just stick with skin tags, because those are a bit more easy to remember. So, what causes skin tags to form in the first place? As we continue this article, we are going to be answering that question, so you should pay close attention.
To start with, those pesky things on your skin are an overgrowth that occurs on the outer layer of the skin. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? With all the research that has been done on these annoying things on the skin, not much has been confirmed.
It is believed that individuals who are pregnant and overweight are more at risk of this skin problem. Also, more at risk of this problem would be those individuals that have their insulin levels going up and down.
Skin tags will form in a number of different places. They can be found on your eyes, upper chest region and neck. However, there is no spot on your body that is not off limits to these pesky annoyances. That's right, wherever there is skin, there is always a chance that you could get skin tags.
If you would like to remove them yourself, then you should catch them when they first form and clip them with nail clippers. If they have been on your body for awhile, then clipping them with nail clippers might hurt. During this point, it would be best to go to a dermatologist. Now, you know what causes skin tags.