Skin tags, moles, and DPNs (dermatosis papulosa nigra) are common skin growths that can appear on the body.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small, soft, flesh-colored or slightly darker growths that typically hang off the skin.
They often occur in areas where skin rubs against skin, such as the neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts. While skin tags are usually harmless, they can be bothersome or unsightly.

These can be removed in a single session by a dermatologist by various ways.


Moles are pigmented spots on the skin that are typically brown or black. They can be flat or raised and vary in size and shape. Most moles are harmless, but changes in size, shape, color, or texture may indicate the need for medical evaluation to rule out skin cancer.
Dermatologists can perform a biopsy or remove moles for cosmetic reasons or if there are concerns about their nature.


These are tiny skin lesions that primarily affect individuals with darker skin tones. They are characterized by small, dark brown or black raised spots that often appear on the face, neck, and upper chest. DPNs are harmless and are typically not associated with any health risks. However, some individuals may opt for removal for cosmetic reasons.
It's important to consult with a dermatologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment options for skin tags, moles, or DPNs, as they can resemble other skin conditions, and professional guidance ensures appropriate care.