A skin tag is not a worrisome growth and is unlikely to cause any harm to the individual. Both females and males are equally susceptible to developing this condition at some point in their lives. Obesity tends to be one of the most common causes of skin tags. While certain skin tags end up falling off spontaneously, the majority of them tend to persist after they are formed. It is characteristic of skin tags to change and grow and they end up causing irritation when there is rubbing or friction with other body parts.
Dr. Azadeh Shirazi at La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center is a renowned medical dermatologist who has extensive experience in dealing with annoying skin conditions such as skin growth and skin tags.