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How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Skin Tag Treatment: Tyically skin tags (acrochordon) with narrow bases are snipped off with fine sissors, if pigmented then lasers are also an effective technique ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Someone i know would like to know how acrochordon can be treated or cured ?

Someone i know would like to know how acrochordon can be treated or cured ?

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

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How serious are acrochordons? How are they treated?

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

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What kind of doctor can remove a couple of anal acrochordons?

Any one: Acrochordons are inconsequential and any doctor could remove those. ...Read more

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Who should I see for skin tag removal to get rid of acrochordons?

Who should I see for skin tag removal to get rid of acrochordons?

Derm or primary care: Your primary care physician or dermatologist can take care of your skin tags. They can be frozen with liquid nitrogen or snipped off. ...Read more

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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?

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?

ACROCHORDON (SKIN): AN ACROCHORDON IS A BENIGN (FRIENDLY) GROWTH THAT OCCURS ON THE SKIN FOR NO APPARENT REASON. THEY CAN BE INHERITED, AND THEY CAN BE REMOVED VERY EASILY. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU ARE CONCERNED. ...Read more

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Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

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 more

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Bleeding skin tags?

Bleeding skin tags?

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