Acrochordons, also called skin tags, are very common benign skin growths. It is estimated that almost half of adults have at least one of these harmless growths. Skin tags are thought to occur from skin rubbing up against skin, since they are so often found in skin creases and folds.
Skin tags are not dangerous, but they can be removed for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons. Methods of skin tag removal include over the counter (OTC) therapies, excision, and cryotherapy.