Does Removal of Skin Tags cause any Problem?

Will removing skin tags cause more to grow?

Skin tags do not regrow after proper removal and there is no evidence at present that skin tag removal will cause more skin tags to grow. Skin tags do not cause seeding and hence do not regrow. Extra skin tags do not appear due to removal of skin tags. Some people may report of extra growth of skin tags after removal or some people may think that skin tags are regrowing, but this because these people are more prone to develop skin tags and not due to regrowing of skin tags or not because of extra growth of skin tags after removing them. Some people are highly prone to develop skin tags and may require regular (periodic) removal, yearly or even half year and quarterly.

What happens if skin tag is cut during shaving?

If you remove skin tags inadvertently while shaving, it does not cause any problem. In fact it is very common to remove skin tags inadvertently while shaving or while removing hairs from axilla/armpit by razors or even by waxing. If you remove skin tags inadvertently while shaving, the only problem that may appear is bleeding from the site of injury. Bleeding can be easily stopped by applying pressure on the injured part for few minutes (rarely 10-15 minutes may be required). Infection from the injured part is an extremely rare possibility after removing skin tags accidentally while shaving and to prevent this rare complication, an antiseptic cream should be applied after stopping the bleeding from injured part. Another extremely rare possibility is excess bleeding if you are suffering from blood coagulation defects, such as hemophilia.

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