Acrochordons is also known as Cutaneous tags.
Causes of Acrochordons
They tend to be more numerous in obese persons and in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The causes of acrochordons is unknow. However, the following factors may play a role:
- High levels of growth factors, particularly during pregnancy or in acrogmegaly (gigantism)
- Human papilloma virus (wart virus)
- Usually skin-colored, occasionally darker
- Insulin resistance (syndrome X)
Signs and symptoms of Acrochordons
Acrochordons are flesh-coloured pedunculated lesions which occur in areas of skin folds. They are tiny skin protrusions, and may have a small narrow stalk connecting the skin bump to the surface of the skin. They are usually painless and do not grow or change.
Treatment of Acrochordons
If skin tags become sore from rubbing clothing or jewelry or if you find them unsightly, they can be removed surgically. Some of the Treatment Options which can aid the healing process includes:
- In some cases, if acrocordons is not going, then it may be removed easily through surgery.
- Acrochordons usually disappears fast by intake of Chromium Picolinate 200 mcg twice a day. Chromium Polynicotinate can also be taken for the purpose and is sold under the name Natrol ChromeMate .
- When a acrochordons is irritated or cosmetically unwanted, treatment may be done by freezing the tag with liquid nitrogen, tying off the tag with a thread or suture so as to cut off the blood supply, or cutting off (excising) the tag with a scalpel or scissors.