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Skin Tag, medically known as an acrochordon or fibroepithelial polyp is a small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda or skin tags are harmless, typically painless and usually do not grow rapidly. Skin Tags are typically the size of a grain of rice, though there are some recorded skin tags that have grown up to 3 inches. The surface of an acrochordon or skin tag may be smooth or irregular in appearance and is often raised from the surface of the skin on a fleshy stalk called a peduncle. Microscopically, an acrochordon consists of a fibro-vascular core, sometimes also with fat cells, covered by an unremarkable epidermis. However, tags may become irritated by shaving, clothing, jewellery or eczema.
It is believed that skin tags occur from skin rubbing up against skin, since they are so often found in skin creases and folds. Studies have shown existence of low-risk HPV 6 and 11 in skin tags, hinting at a possible role in its pathogenesis.Acrochorda have been reported to have a prevalence of 46% in the general population. They also are more common in women than in men. Rarely, they can be associated with the Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome, acromegaly, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Because tags are benign, treatment is unnecessary unless the tags become frequently irritated or present a cosmetic concern. If removal is desired or warranted, then a trained professional may use cauterisation, cryosurgery, excision, or surgical ligation to remove the acrochorda.
Some people inherit an increased susceptibility to skin tags, and being obese or overweight also appears to increase the likelihood of developing this skin anomaly. Skin tags affect people of all genders equally, but are more likely to occur in people who are pregnant and/or who have diabetes and have been associated with Hyper-insulin aemia.
What are the Risk Factors for Skin Tags
The following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing skin tags:
- Pregnancy - most likely because of hormonal changes
- People with the human papilloma virus (low-risk HPV 6 and 11)
- Sex steroid imbalance - changes in levels of estrogen and progesterone (sex steroid hormones) may increase the risk of developing skin tags.
- Individuals with diabetes
A study involving 98 patients and 103 controls found that people with multiple skin tags were much more likely to have insulin resistance, even when other risk factors were taken into account. This association between skin tags and insulin resistance was also found in a survey of 113 patients and 31 controls.
The same survey found that skin tags were also associated with obesity, dyslipidemia (such as high cholesterol levels), hypertension (high blood pressure), and elevated high-sensitive C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation). This suggests that skin tags may offer an external sign of an increased risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.8
According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), USA, approximately 46% of people have skin tags. Around 59% of people have skin tags by the time they are 70 years old. A causal genetic component is thought to exist, i.e. susceptibility may be genetic. People with close family members who have skin tags are more likely to develop them themselves.
Skin tags may not generally be covered by insurance, since it is generally a cosmetic nuisance and may pose no real health threat.
At MaxAesthetics we offer an affordable skin tag removal process utilizing the skin classic Hi frequency which cauterizes the tags and within 1-3 days, the skin tags will fall off.