Acrochordons(SKIN TAGS)

1. What are skin tags?

Skin tags or acrochordons are soft, small skin growth that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. They commonly appear in the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Armpits
  • Back
  • Breasts
  • Groin

Skin tags are harmless but they can be irritating. Skin tags appear with weight gain and in elderly people.

2. Can skin tags be cancerous?

Skin tags are not cancerous. They are harmless skin growth.

3. How are skin tags treated?

We can easily remove skin tags with radiofrequency (electric current) or with co2 laser. We first anesthetize the skin tags with a topical numbing cream and then treat it with either with radiofrequency or laser, both of which are painless procedures. The scab falls off by five-to-seven days.

4. Are skin tags contagious?

No. Skin tags are not contagious.