Skin Tags Information
Skin tags or achrocordons, are common, benign, fleshy papules occurring in the skin folds. They are uncommon before age 30 and common thereafter. Skin tags are more common in overweight persons. Roughly 25% of adults have at least one skin tag. The majority of patients with skin tags have only a few such lesions. There may be a familial tendency toward multiple skin tags. Undisturbed lesions are usually asymptomatic. Skin tags may become irritated by friction, jewelry or clothing. They may become tender and may bleed, when traumatized, twisted, torn, or thrombosed.