Skin tags are harmless, although they are sometimes irritated by clothing or jewelry and can interfere with shaving and other routine grooming. Why and how skin tags form is not entirely known, but there are correlations with age and obesity. They are more common in people with diabetes mellitus and in pregnant women. Acrochorda have been reported to have an incidence of 46% in the general population A genetic component (causation) is thought to exist. Rarely, they can be associated with the Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Perianal acrochorda are common in Crohn's disease.
Each of these treatments is considered minor surgery, typically performed by a physician in the office. In some jurisdictions, an aesthetician is permitted to remove them with electrology. Since removal of skin tags is considered cosmetic, the procedure may not be covered by health care systems and medical insurance.
Treatment of unusually large acrochordon by shave excision and electrodesiccation.(Case Report)(Case study)(Clinical report)
Jan 01, 2008; Byline: Sudesh. Choudhary acrochordons are usually small in size and are easily treated with electrofulguration under...