Doctor insights on:
Skin tag: Most skin tags (acrochordon) are benign and need no treatment. It occurs in older adults and seems to be more prevalent in diabetics and obese individuals. If the skin tag is bothersome (irritated with clothing etc) it can be surgically excised, frozen off (cryotherapy) or cauterized by a healthcare professional. See your primary care doctor for details. ...Read more
Not at all serious: They are the most benign possible thing. Nothing at all to worry about. They are frequently and easily removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
Any one: Acrochordons are inconsequential and any doctor could remove those. ...Read more
I am in my teens and i have developed a big acrochordon (skin tag) and its on the lower part of my areola but it doesnt hurt or anything what do i do?
Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more