Skin Tag Decimation from Home
A single person can have anywhere from one to one hundred skin tags on their body at any given time. Skin tags prefer to hide in the folds of skin such as the neck, armpit, groin area and are even found in the creases of the eyelid. They are more common on newborns, the elderly and those who are overweight, but anyone can have a skin tag at any given time. There is no cure for skin tags and there are no preventative medications. They are generally benign and grow no larger than 3mm in diameter and tend to be less than 5-6mm in length. They should be the same colour as your natural complexion and any person from any race, colour or gender might find themselves with a skin tag at some point in their lives.
While they may be harmless, it’s true that they aren’t very appealing. They flap about and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Ask anyone who has a skin tag and they can probably tell you how many times they accidentally pulled it off while brushing their hair or shaving. Maybe it got caught in their jewelry or their clothing and was ripped off that way. That can make skin tags dangerous.
If any of this sounds familiar you probably want to do something about it. You can go to a doctor or dermatologist and have it removed. Depending on where you live and what sort of medical coverage you have, that can cost you. Possibly a lot. The good news is that you can destroy those skin tags from the comfort of your own home!
There are several different methods that you can use:
1. Threading – Tying a piece of thread or floss tightly at the base of the skin tag and cutting off all oxygen to the tag. This will cause the skin tag to fall off.
2. Liquid Nitrogen Product – By applying a liquid nitrogen product one time to the base of the skin tag it will freeze and kill the cells, resulting in the tag falling off.
3. Herbal Cream/Oil – Applying an herbal cream/oil multiple times a day to the skin tag will attack the cells from within and cause the skin tag to die and fall off. (See some skin tag removal cream reviews here)
4. Cutting – Using a scalpel or nail scissors to cut the skin tag from the base.
Which method you choose will depend on your personal skills and the timeframe within which you want the tag removed. If you want it removed instantly your only option is to cut it off. All the other methods listed above can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks for the cells to die and the tag to fall off on its own. If you can handle the wait, then you might find the other options work better for you. Not everyone trusts themselves with a sharp tool.
One of the easiest methods is the threading. Most people have thread or floss in their homes already. The only issue some people have with this is that the thread is potentially more visible than the tag, depending on location. If that is a concern, you may want to stick with cutting, liquid nitrogen or an herbal cream/oil. These methods are essentially ‘invisible’ aside from the fact that the liquid nitrogen and herbal cream/oil will turn the skin tag black before it falls off. Again, these are not big issues if you have the skin tag in a less noticeable spot.
The nice thing about being able to do this from your own home is the fact that you will be able to save some money and potential embarrassment. All of these methods require little skill and most cost less than $40USD. Just pick the option that works best for you and have at it!