Skin tags, also known as acrochordon, pedunculate papilloma, or fibroepithelial polyp, are small benign tumors the form in areas of the body where skin forms creases. Areas like the neck, armpit, and groin. Sometimes they can also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. The size of a skin tag can vary in size, between the size of a grain of rice to the size of a golf ball.
The surface of skin tags may be smooth and irregular in appearance. It is normally raised from the surface of the dermis (skin) and can consist of a fibrovascualr core, sometime fat cells, and is covered by an unremarkable epidermis.
Although skin tags are harmless, they can be irritated by clothing or jewelry and may interfere with routine grooming. They are most commonly seen in people with diabetes mellitus and in pregnant women.