Acrochordons

Acrochordons are also know as “skin tags” or “fibroepithelial polyps”. They are nothing more that a small pouch of skin, commonly found in the folds of the skin—in areas of friction. In addition to being a cosmetic concern for many people, acrochordons can be quite irritating. The can catch on clothing or necklaces, or rub adjacent skin. Occasionally, an acrochordon may get twisted, cutting off its blood supply. This leads to increased pain, dark color and possibly bleeding, often with subsequent drop off of the lesion. Whether symptomatic or not, these skin lesions can easily be removed by your dermatologist.

Skin tag on adult woman’s upper cheek

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