Cutting Off Skin Tags at Home - Detailed Procedures
Get Detailed Procedures for Cutting Off Skin Tags at HomeIf
you tell a healthcare professional that you want to cut off your skin
tags at home, they will surely recommend that you do not do this!
know for a fact that many people have done this with varying results.
This may be, in part, due to lack of good information or experience.
This detailed article will provide the information you need.
for experience, well... that you will have to get on your own by
practicing on your own skin tags! Maybe you are lucky enough to
practice on someone else?
What about using a scissor or knife to cut them
endeavour to give you as much practical tips and tricks as
possible so that you'll have the best results.
Following the outlined procedures below, the chance of getting an
infection is very low. As for scarring, there are many factors including your technique and the size of the skin tags.
should have on hand
sharp scissor or a
new nail clipper
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Rubbing alcohol (99% or 70% ethanol or
- Sterile gauze pads (about around 2"x2") - 4 or
5 of them
- Bandages - one per skin tag removed
- Cigarette lighter (to sterilize the scissor and
- Instead of the rubbing alcohol, you may use
- Ice cubes or ELMA cream to numb the area.
for cutting off skin tags - Lesson 101
Wash hands and use a hand sanitizer gel.
your scissor or knife and tweezer. Use a sterile gauge soaked with
to clean the entire cutting edges of the scissor
Optionally, you may also use a cigarette
sterilize it with heat. Allow to it to dry (or cool down).
Cool down the area around the skin tag using
ice cube for several minutes. The purpose is to numb the area to reduce
Alternatively, use the EMLA patch following manufacturer's
directions. This step is optional.
Using a new alcohol
swab, clean the area of skin around the skin tag. Allow the skin to dry
completely. This usually takes no more than one minute.
Cut off the skin tag as close to the healthy
skin as possible. Use the sterilized tweezer to hold on to the skin tag
to make sure it doesn't move when you cut it. You may experience some
Some bleeding may occur. Lightly apply
pressure to the area using a new gauze until bleeding stops and then
apply a bandage.
Cutting off skin tags at home is not as difficult as all the
steps above might seem to be.
Make sure to read all our articles first
at Skin Tag Removal at Home
so that you have all the information. Intelligent individuals will make
sure they know technique procedure first before proceeding.
Related Articles and Resources for Cutting Off Skin Tags
What Causes Skin Tags?
Removing Skin Tags Using Natural Remedies
Go Back to
Skin Tags Home Page
Use the search box below to
quickly find what you are looking for!
Home | What's New! | A-Z Herbs | A-Z Ailments | FAQ's | Sitemap | Privacy