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It is a small amount of tissue or skin growth. They are small, skin-colored growths that hang off the skin.  Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. Skin tags are very common. If someone in your family is prone to Skin Tags, then you can expect them to appear on your body. Skin Tags are usually genetic. As Skin Tags appear on areas where there is friction, obesity can cause a few skin tags. They usually appear in groups or as a single skin tag. Skin Tags are usually found on areas like the neck, groin, underarms and middle back, due to friction of skin rubbing on skin or clothing.


The correct term to use will be “skin tag”. They are not flat on the skin but raised and sometimes looks like a flap of skin. Even though they are extremely annoying… they are completely harmless!

  • Skin Tags are Harmless
  • Skin Tags are not contagious
  • Skin Tags appear generally due to friction
  • Skin Tags should be removed without sutures or scarring
  • The treatment takes 2 minutes!


Cherie and her team use the Sciton laser for quick and easy in-office removal. The Contour TRL laser treatment is the best solution for skin tags, warts and skin lesions. This simple treatment is fast, easy, with no sutures necessary!

Your skin will be cleaned in your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The laser will work gently and efficiently to remove the base of the skin tag. The procedure usually lasts 2 to 5 minutes depending on how may skin tags or skin lesions you have.

Get rid of large skin tags, warts and other skin lesions by booking an appointment with us. You can have the treatment during a lunch break or after work! When you visit Atlantic Dermatology and Laser for your initial consultation, our skin specialist Cherie Cochrane will assess the depth of treatment required. By integrating the latest cutting-edge lasers and skin devices into our treatments enables us to be ahead of the curve in so many ways and the results we are achieving for our patients really do speak for themselves. 

Speak to one of our specialists about how we can help with your skin tags.

Cherie Cochrane

Written By Skin & Laser Specialist Cherie Cochrane

Cherie specialises in the aesthetic side of Atlantic Dermatology and Laser. With over a decade of experience in skin, laser and aesthetic treatments, a results-driven approach and over 6 years as a business owner, she has created two successful aesthetic businesses. 

Cherie has recently moved to Cape Town and is a proven professional with a results-driven approach. Cherie has trained Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and Professionals to become leading experts within their chosen profession and won the prestigious international “Best Results” Laser competition by Sciton, competing against the top 200 clinics from around the world. 

After having your first consultation with Cherie, you will leave here educated and with a proper plan to get the best results for your skin