Difference Between

Dec 14, 2016 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

Although skin tags and warts are both skin growths, there are several differences. Skin tags grow outward from the surface of the skin and may have the shape of a small-deflated balloon. They are caused by the skin rubbing against itself or something rubbing against it, and are usually found around the neck, armpits, around the groin, under breasts, and even on the eyelids. They are very common and can be easily removed by a dermatologist in Dallas. Warts are normally slightly raised bumps and are contagious. They are viral growths that can form anywhere. Common warts are generally found on the hands, fingers, knees, and elbows, and can spread by easily by direct contact. It is important to keep them covered at all times, and they can be treated with liquid cryotherapy.