Skin Tags

Skin tags are medically termed “acrochordons.” They appear as fleshy to tan soft skin growths, sometimes off of a thin stalk. Skin tags usually occur in body folds such as the underarms, neck, groin, and underneath the breasts. Skin tags occur more commonly in those that are overweight or affected by diabetes. Skin tags can be removed by electrodessication or snip excision. Occasionally, skin tags are submitted for microscopic examination if they are large or the diagnosis is in question.