It’s a lesser-known issue, but skin tags affect between 50 – 60% of the population for both men and women. While they’re not considered a medical issue, they can cause low self-esteem and irritation. Most problems with skin tags occur when they catch on clothing or necklaces, which causes them to bleed or become uncomfortable.
However, while there are no direct clinical problems, a link exists between the formation of skin tags and diabetes. In this blog, we’ll go into more detail about this and why you should discuss a test for type-two diabetes with your doctor.
We want to start this section with something to note – skin tags don’t necessarily mean you have any other medical conditions. A lot of the time, it’s because of friction from two different areas of skin, in addition to clothing. Skin tags develop for lots of reasons, and it’s possible to remove most of them safely, without the need for surgery.
However, scientists are finding more evidence linking skin tags with diabetes patients. They believe that a person’s resistance to insulin causes skin tags to develop. While we know that skin tags consist of fat and nerve cells, fibres and ducts, the relationship between diabetes and benign growths aren’t clear. There is ongoing research, and we hope to gain more knowledge on this soon.
Another factor which is also present in people who have type 2 diabetes and skin tags is obesity. For people with a higher BMI (body mass index), the likelihood of developing diabetes and skin tags increases. While the link between diabetes and skin tags exists, there are numerous other conditions and lifestyle factors to consider. If you have skin tags, it doesn’t mean you have diabetes. However, if skin tags do appear more frequently, it’s a good idea to see your doctor for a check-up.
No one knows your body more than you. If you’re prone to skin tags, finding new ones isn’t a big deal. The only time they cause any noticeable problems is if you catch one when shaving, changing clothes or putting on a necklace. Other than that, it’s down to each person whether they remove them or not.
However, if you notice a sudden increase in skin tags and you feel unwell, it’s worth speaking to your doctor. You shouldn’t jump to any conclusions – it’s just better to be on the safe side and check things out. If you want to take action to prevent new skin tags, a change in your diet and more exercise might help as it will reduce excess weight.
Unless a skin tag is caught on clothing or something similar, there’s no reason for them to be painful. If you notice any pain when touching a skin tag, it’s time to have your doctor or a dermatologist run some tests. They will also discuss various options for removing a skin tag once they confirm what type of growth is present.
The main reason people remove skin tags is for what some refer to as a cosmetic decision. Many TagBand customers choose to use our home removal kits to improve their self-esteem. We use a removal method known as ligation, which is the process of cutting off the blood supply to the skin tag. You can watch a video here which goes into more detail about what a skin tag is.
The TagBand removal kit is easy to use, and our previous customers can attest to the positive results they enjoyed. We care about customer service, which is why there’s a sixty-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied. Each kit comes with enough bands to remove up to 10 skin tags, and you can buy replacements when you run out.
You can purchase a TagBand skin tag removal kit for less than $20. For more information about our products, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us directly for more details on skin tags and how our products remove them safely.