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4 Facts About Skin Tags

Skin Tags are Benign Growths Skin tags are those pesky growths that look like little pieces of wrinkly skin. They tend to pop up on your chest, neck, armpits, and back. They are called acrochordons in the dermatology world. They are skin colored and can grow from 1mm to 5cm long. They are not going to kill you, but they can be annoying. They can rub uncomfortably against your clothing. Or they can get stuck on something and cause pain as its pulled. Once a skin tag gets irritated or rubbed it can become red and inflamed. Why do skin tags […]


Skin Biopsy 101: Shave, Punch, & Excisional

Skin Biopsies Are a Common Dermatologic Procedure My doctor says I need a biopsy of a mole. Do I really need it? Is it going to hurt? Will I be disfigured forever and have to exile myself to the woods? The answer to those questions are yes, maybe, and definitely not (unless you went to a butcher and not a board certified dermatologist). Your dermatologist used ABCDE and is either going to be doing a shave, excisional, or punch biopsy. There are different indications for doing each and for some lesions the biopsy may even be the treatment if the […]