Also known as acrochordon, skin tags are overgrowths of normal skin at sites like armpits, neck, face, etc. Obese and diabetic persons are more likely to get skin tags. Number of tags in a person may vary from a very few to numerous Although harmless they look ugly. Also known as verruca, viral warts are very common growth of the skin caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV).
Sometimes if they grow bigger there are chances that they may get infected following a trivial trauma. So it is a better to remove them when skin lesion are small in size.
Skin tags are best removed by radiofrequency.
In this procedure a topical or local anesthesia is given at the site and with the help of a radio frequency probe, the tags are removed. The whole procedure is minimally painful.