Skin tags are growths on the skin that look like water droplets on the skin. These loose pockets of skin are very common and there are many ways that one can go about removing them including freezing or burning, tying them off, or cutting them off with scissors. Freezing or burning the skin tags off is a popular method. Freezing off a skin tag is the same process as freezing off a wart. When it comes to freezing off skin tags, liquid nitrogen will get the job done. While many people go into the doctor to get this procedure done, there are many different types of kits that you can buy to do the job in the privacy of your own home. A popular product is Revitol Skin Tag Remover, which will help you with skin tag removal at home.
After freezing the tag let it die off and eventually fall off after a few days to a week. No dressing needs to be applied after the freezing procedure. Burning off a skin tag can be done through the process of electrocautery.
This process must be done by a health care professional due to risk of severe burns. The process involves the heating of a needle that will be placed on the unwanted skin tag to burn the cells of the skin. After all the unwanted cells are burnt from the desired area they must be removed. The area then must be dressed to keep infection out. This inexpensive method will get rid of the unwanted skin tag immediately. Tying off skin tags is another popular method of removal. This method requires the use of dental floss or fishing line.
Using the material of your choice carefully wrap around the undesired skin. Pull tight and tie a bow so that the skin tag is being squeezed. This prevents blood flow to the area and will in turn kill off the skin tag causing it to fall off in a few days to a week.
The process can be seen through the color change of the skin. If the know was affective the skin tag should turn purple and then eventually back once dead indicating lack of blood flow. If the color does not change redo the tying process. The last method to remove a skin tag is to cut it off with scissors. The process is as it sounds. Make sure that your scissors are sterile to avoid infection! Grab the skin tag and pull away from the surface of the skin. Proceed to cut the skin tag as far down towards the base as possible removing as much as you can. Have dressing prepared beforehand to cover the wound as this method will cause for the most bleeding. Check out my beauty blog and learn more about how to take care of your skin, hair, and teeth!