Skin Tags

Skin tag or fibroepithelial polyp, is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochordon are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time.

Because tags are benign, treatment is unnecessary unless the tags become frequently irritated or present a cosmetic concern. If removal is desired or warranted, a dermatologist or similarly trained professional may use cauterization, cryosurgery, excision, or surgical ligation to remove the acrochorda.