A skin tag, medically known as acrochordon, is a small, benign flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off the skin by a small, narrow connecting stalk. They are most often found where skin forms creases and rubs against skin, such as under the armpits, under the breasts, on the groin area, or on the neck and back. Skin tags can be up to half an inch long, though most are about the size of a grain of rice.
Because skin tags are completely harmless and painless, treatment is not necessary unless for cosmetic purposes, or if they become irritated by clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. If you desire treatment for your skin tags, Dr. Poulos can perform several procedures to remove the acrochordons.