Skin tags on the neck are a type of benign growth, characterized by a small flap of skin attached to you by a narrow (peduncular) stalk.
They have many underlying causes, any one (or more) of which could have resulted in them developing.
The most common reason for skin tags around the neck is believed to be skin-on-skin friction. Skin irritation can cause the cellulite in the skin to change the structure.
This can happen regardless of whether the ‘irritant’ is jewelry, clothing or skin.
However, there are many explanations besides just friction. In general, medical conditions that affect the body’s control of the skin is thought to play a hand.
These range from genetics to hormonal fluctuations, and obesity to type 2 diabetes.
Our guide will help you identify the reason for skin tags on the neck. We also recommend specific treatments for neck skin tags.
Altogether, this guide provides you with everything you need to know about what causes skin tags, how to remove them, and much more.
How to Identify Skin Tags around the Neck
If you have no experience of having skin tags, you may be confused at first. But it’s relatively easy to identify them if you know what to look for.
Here’s how to quickly tell them apart from other skin conditions:
- Skin tags are soft outgrowths of skin, which hang over the skin on the end of a stalk.
- They are small (3mm to 5mm), but skin tags can grow larger (to the size of a grape).
- Skin tags are usually the same color as your skin but can vary by a few shades.
- They mostly occur around the neck, eyelids, armpits, and groin. The most likely places to find them are in and around skin folds.
- Unless there is a source of irritation or infection, they shouldn’t cause you any pain.
Skin tags rarely change color, but it can happen. You may find that an irritated skin tag on the neck becomes blood-filled or turns black.
What are the Causes of Skin Tags Around the Neck?
There are a number of causes, one or more of which may have caused you to develop skin tags. Friction is a common reason, but the picture may be far more complicated.
The truth is that it could be many factors that have caused skin tags to develop.
Before we dive in to consider what causes them, there’s one thing we should say.
Even though scientists have been able to identify some of the reasons, they are not well understood.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons:
Skin Rubbing Against Skin, Jewelry or Clothing
The main reason they are thought to be caused by friction are the locations they are commonly found. They are located under the armpit, around the eyes, and underneath the fold of the buttocks.
The anatomy of a skin tag is fairly simple. Regular skin cells become stretched and elongated, whether by a lack of elastin in the skin or because of friction.
So we could expect to find large numbers of skin tags anywhere where your 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, which can be uncomfortable.
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 this skin condition occurs.
And for overweight individuals, the extra skin around the neck can play a role too. All of these factors add up to make it a widespread skin complaint.
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