Skin tags, or acrochordons, are benign skin lesions that usually appear on the skin growing on narrow stalks. These pedunculated outgrowths are estimated to be found in about 50% of adults, and the risk of occurrence increases with age, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, and other conditions.
Skin tags usually appear at friction sites like the neck, axilla, below the breasts, and in the inguinal folds, and may become troublesome when irritated by clothing or jewelry, or when they become infarcted by torsion or trauma.
Removal of skin tags is indicated when desired due to irritation, infarction, or cosmetic reasons. At Florida Skin Center, our providers may use several techniques to achieve this goal, according to your particular case. Treatment options consist of simple in-office procedures with or without local anesthesia, including shave removal, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, and cauterization with an electric needle.
If you are considering the removal of your skin tags, please contact one of our offices where our physicians and PAs will be happy to evaluate your case and provide more information about the most appropriate treatment plan for you.