Skin Tags, A Common Problem with a Simple Solution

Skin tags are little flaps of excess skin that form on the body as we get older. They are often found on the neck, armpits, trunk, and folds of skin on the body. Known in medical terminology as acrochordons, skin tags are almost always harmless and there is no need to have them removed. While they are benign and not painful, they may cause discomfort if clothing continually rubs against them, or if they are located where another part of the body may rub against them.

If you do choose to have skin tags removed, either because they are causing irritation or for cosmetic reasons, you’ll find that the process is simple and generally painless. Skin tags are removed either by freezing them off (cryotherapy) or by burning them off (cautery).

For more information on skin tags (acrochordons), you can read these articles on MedicineNet and the U.S. Government’s MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.

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