A skin tag, medically known as acrochordon, is a small, bending flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off the skin by a small, narrow connecting stalk. They are most often found where the skin forms creases and rubs against skin, such as under the armpits, under the breasts, on the groin area, or on the neck and back. They do not grow or change over time. Skin tags affect about 40% population and are most commonly found in people who are overweight, have diabetes and women who are pregnant.
Because skin tag is completely harmless and painless, treatment is not necessary unless for cosmetic purposes, or if they become irritated by clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. If you desire treatment for your skin tag, the Last Name(s) can perform several procedures. One option is to remove the skin tags by cutting it off with a scalpel. It can also be frozen off with liquid nitrogen or burned off using electrosurgery, a way to burn the tag with an electric current. Treatment can be performed in the Last Name(s) office and is generally painless.