Moles are growths on the skin that are usually appear as a flesh colored, tan, or brown raised bump on the skin. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. They can cause irritation based on their location such as on the chin and get nicked with shaving or on the neck and get caught on clothing. These can be treated in our office with a shave biopsy. We do not send benign moles for pathology.
A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags usually don't cause any pain. However, they can become irritated if anything, such as clothing or jewelry, rubs on them.