An actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. These patches take years to develop, usually first appearing in people over 40. You can reduce your risk of actinic keratoses by minimizing sun exposure and protecting your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Skin tags are very common small, soft skin growths that are harmless but can become irritated. They tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts. We recommend the removal of skin tags by one of our physicians when they are irritated or a source of discomfort or if they constitute a cosmetic problem.