About skin tags

What are skin tags and why do thy occur?

  • Skin tags are small, brown or flesh-colored growths of the skin, which usually constrict in the approach of the skin.
  • Skin tags are soft flaps of the skin that vary in size from very small to the size of a pencil eraser. They do not cause pain unless they are twisted, inflamed or irritated.
  • Skin tags usually occur on hot and moist skin surfaces or on a skin area that is often rubbed. They usually appear around the neck, under the arms, under the breasts, in the groin and on the inside of the upper thigh area. The reason why skin processes develop there is not known.

How Do Skin Tags Develop?

Skin tags first develop as minuscule bumps on the skin and progress into tiny flaps of skin that eventually develop a narrow base resembling a stalk.

Common Medical Terms for Skin Tags

Acrochordon, fibroepithelial polyp, cutaneous papilloma, soft fibroma, fibroma pendulans and pedunculated fibroma.


Size can range anywhere from small (2-3mm diameter) to medium (3-5mm diameter) to large (1-5cm diameter)

Removal of skin tags

Sometimes skin tags can spontaneously fall off, however most persist after formed. Common treatments include freezing, strangulation with ligature, surgical excision and burning. Removal of a skin tag does not cause more to grow back.

The LeaLea cream is a highly effective skin tag removal treatment! The application process is similar to removing a mole/birthmark. In the case of a skin tag with a long neck, you only need to target the base of the “neck”.

More information on the application and effect