Skin tags are common benign skin growths that look like a small piece of soft, hanging skin. Skin tags are typically painless and do not grow or change over time. Skin tags occur from skin rubbing up against other skin and are often found on the neck, in the armpit area or groin area. They are more common in people who are overweight.
Tags do not need to be treated, but if they become bothersome you can get them removed. Effective ways to medically remove a skin tag include freezing with liquid nitrogen, removing with scissors or burning.