Skin tag removal is the process of removing unsightly skin tags that can be seen in most parts of the body. Nowadays, some excellent alternatives to surgical excision or skin blemishes treat the outermost layer and minimize scarring, damage, and downtime. These known treatments effectively dry up and shrink down skin tags – letting the body’s natural processes do the rest! Skin tag removal procedures continue to dry and fall off within 4-7 days with full healing time from 10-14 days!
WHAT ARE SKIN TAGS?
Skin tags are common, harmless growths in some parts of the body. Among adults, almost half have skin tags that cause no complications medically but can be pretty bothersome. Many home techniques in skin tag removal are more effective than others. However, doctors often warn us against these home remedies.
1) BANDS AND PATCHES
Bands and patches for skin tag removal cut off the skin tag’s blood supply down to the base. Cells die without a blood supply, so skin tags fall away. This process is known as ligation.
Removal bands and patches contain medications. Most people leave a patch on a tag for a few days or weeks, making the tag come off naturally.
Removal creams may be effective in some cases. However, it is recommended to avoid salicylic acid and tea tree oil products because these ingredients can cause skin irritation or contact dermatitis.
Instructions for using these creams recommend first clean your skin with alcohol wipes, filing down the tag. This step is best done before applying the cream so that the skin fully absorbs it. When using creams, the skin tag typically falls off in the next 2–3 weeks.
3) FREEZING KITS
Healthcare professionals often use liquid nitrogen to destroy unwanted skin tissue in a clinical setting. This procedure is known as cryotherapy and may involve temperatures of −320.8°F (-195°C). Temperatures of −4°F to −58°F are required for benign lesions like skin tags. Naturally, follow the instructions for better results. Using this technique, you may need application several times before the skin tag falls away.
Remember to avoid letting the spray touch the surrounding skin when using freezing kits. You can use and apply petroleum jelly around the skin tag area beforehand to help protect the skin.
4) APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
People use apple cider vinegar and often soak cotton balls in it, then affixing the soaked cotton balls to the tag with a bandage for about 10 minutes, two or three times a day, until the tag falls away.
If you choose this procedure, you also need to watch out for skin irritation and stop immediately if any signs of reaction occur afterward. Apple cider vinegar is considered very acidic and sometimes can cause chemical burns. It is also essential not to use it near your eyes.
5) CUTTING OR CLIPPING
It can be a temptation to cut or clip off skin tags using sharp blades, nail clippers, or scissors. However, only do this after having the approval of professionals in the field. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse both the skin and the tool to prevent any infection..