Skin tags have the appearance of small brown or flesh coloured skin growths (fibromas/papillomas) that grow harmless from the skin and can appear singly or in clusters, commonly occurring at the neck and where the skin folds and creases like the armpits and groin. They tend to be only a few millimeters in size and do not usually cause pain or discomfort but can snag on clothing or jewellery. Skin tags can be hereditary and people who are diabetic are prone to them as are pregnant women.
Milia are small white or yellowish raised bumps or spots on the skin. They are harmless and are usually found on the upper cheeks, around the eyes but can appear anywhere on the face or body. It is common for them to appear in clusters and they are very common in new born babies. They form where there has been a build-up of keratin under the skin and they feel quite hard. There is no redness or inflammation and they are quite benign.
Skin care regime and minor procedures
Skin tags can be quickly and painlessly removed by minor surgery or cryotherapy. With Milia a good skin care regime will help keep them at bay if you are prone to them, by cleansing and exfoliating the skin preventing them building up and making it easier for your clinician to extract them by sterile needle.