Skin tags are fairly small flaps of skin that protrude from the surrounding skin on the body. Skin tags vary widely in
their color and shape. Some are smooth, while others are irregular and bumpy. Some are flesh colored, while others
contain pigment that differs from that of the rest of the skin.
Skin tags commonly grow on the eyelids, in the crook of the elbow, in the armpits and on the neck, but it is normal for
them to appear anywhere on the body. Skin tags can appear either as a flap attached to the skin or on a stalk-like
structure of skin called a peduncle. When skin tags are attached to the skin by peduncle, they look like little
mushrooms with a firm stalk and a bulbous tip.
Skin tags are considered by dermatologists to be small tumors