How to Remove a Skin Tag - All the Ways
How to Remove
a Skin Tag - But First What is a Skin Tag Anyways?
A skin tag is a harmless tumor that
like a small piece of hanging skin. It is most likely narrow where it
connects to the skin and then grows to a slightly larger ball of skin.
The medical term for a skin tag is "acrochordons".
range in size from very miniscule to roughly the size of an eraser on
the tip of a pencil. Their color is usually the same as the skin.
Although they are tumors by definition they are not malignant (do not
spread) and usually do not cause any other health problems.
annoying extensions of the skin can be unsightly especially when there
are many of them. They are often soft and may be painful if they get
twisted or irritated. Middle aged people seem to get skin tags and they
are more commonly found in women than in men. However these growths are
quite common as some healthcare experts suggest that over 50% of a
typical population have them on different parts of their body.
skin tags seem to develop in areas where there is excessive heat,
friction and moisture. These areas are where the skin rubs against the
skin or when the skin rubs against clothing. They most commonly occur
on the neck, on the eyelids, under the armpits and under the breast.
But they can also develop in other locations as well.
individuals may have tried at home to remove their skin tags by
scratching them or by trying to pull them off but this is not a good
idea at all. This is not recommended as it will only irritate the skin
tag further and may cause them to bleed or get infected. They also can
be easily irritated by clothing or jewelry and this may cause
discomfort or pain.
How to Remove a Skin Tag -
Natural and Surgical Methods
There are manys ways ranging from using natural remedies to remove the
skin tag to home surgery for freezing or cutting off the skin tags.
"Cutting off Skin Tags"
The skin tags
are cut off or removed by surgical scissors or a scalpel. Some people
even try to remove skin tags by cutting them off with a kitchen knife
or with a nail clipper!
See Cutting Off Skin Tags
for exact details on how to do this. You must read this before you attempt this technique!
tying a surgical thread around the base of the skin tag in order to cut
off the blood supply. It dies and eventually falls off.
See Removing Skin Tags Using Natural Remedies
to get information if this technique is right for you!
uses an electrified instrument to burn off the skin tags.
This is a procedure done by a doctor at their office. This is one of
the most common surgical method surgeons use. It can remove all kinds
of tissue growth without any risk of bleeding.
A laser is
used to kill the skin tag. It can be considered a "modern" version of the electro-cauterization technique.
Using a low
temperature probe, the skin tags are touched and frozen. They die and
eventually fall off. This can even be done at home with skin tag removal kits that you can buy at practically all pharmacies!
may be a much better method than cutting off skin tags with a scissor,
knife or nail clipper. With cryosurgery, there is practically no risk
of infections. If done properly, most people do not experience any
detailed articles found at Skin Tag Removal At Home to get more information on how to remove a skin tag without a visit to a doctor.
We also recommend the informative book Get Rid of Skin Tags Without Surgery that outlines many additional tips and
tricks to removing skin tags without any surgical procedures. It is an excellent addition to your library.
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