There are a number of causes associated with developing skin tags. Friction is a common reason, but the picture may be far more complicated.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons:

Skin Rubbing Against Skin, Jewelry or tight Clothing

The main reason they are thought to be caused by friction are the locations they are commonly found. They are located under the arms or breast, around the neck or eyes, and underneath the fold of the buttocks.

If regular skin cells become stretched and elongated, whether by friction or a lack of elastin in the skin it may cause skin tag. So we could expect to find large numbers of skin tags around the neck or anywhere that skin is consistently rubbed.

This is especially the case for skin tags around the neck. Anybody who wears a necklace will experience it rubbing against the skin. Not to mention that everybody has to live with a collar and tie around their neck due to their professional occupation.

The friction that clothing and jewelry around the neck cause is perhaps the most common reason why skin tag around neck grows. And for overweight individuals, the extra skin around the neck can play a role too.

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Skin tags on the neck are a type of benign growth, characterized by a small piece of soft hanging skin attached by a narrow stalk. Skin tags are composed of a core of fibers, ducts, nerve cells, fat cells and a covering or epidermis. There are many unrevealed causes for growing skin tags, however the most common reason for skin tags around the neck is skin-on-skin friction. Skin irritation by jewelry and  clothing.

Medical conditions that affect the body’s control of the skin also is thought to play a role. These range from genetics to hormonal fluctuations, and over weight to type 2 diabetes.

At Nell Laser Clinic we guide you to identify the reason for skin tags on the neck and recommend specific treatments for neck skin tags. Overall, this guide helps you with everything you need to know about what causes skin tags and how effectively remove them.

How to Identify Skin Tags around the Neck

If you have never had a skin tag before it’s relatively easy to identify them. Here’s how to quickly identify them from other skin conditions:

  • Skin tags are soft outgrowths of skin attached by a stalk.
  • Most skin tags typically are small 2-5 mm in diameter but may become as large as a grape size.
  • Skin tags are usually the same color as your skin but can vary by a different shade.
  • They mostly occur around the neck, armpits, under breast, back, eyelids and groin.
  • Skin tags shouldn’t cause you any pain unless there is a source of irritation.

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