Skin Tags (also known as acrochordons) are very common flesh-colored, benign (not cancerous) skin growths.

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Signs and Symptoms of Skin Tags

Skin tags are most frequently found on the neck, eyelids, armpits, and groin.  They are skin-colored growths typically on a thin stalk and often vary in size from small to large.

Causes of Skin Tags

The cause of acrochordons is unknown.  However, there are many theories.  Irritation or friction on the skin including skin rubbing may play a role.

Self-Care for Skin Tags

No treatment is necessary.  However, if these lesions become bothersome or irritated, you may desire removal.

Skin Tag Treatment

Skin tags may be treated by:

  • Snipping with scissors,
  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery), and/or
  • Electrodissection, in which skin tags are destroyed using an electrical current.

If you are interested in learning more about treatment options for your skin tags, please call Heller Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your appointment!