Skin tags are harmless growths, and as many as half of all adults may be affected. The tags cause no medical complications, but they may be bothersome. Of the many at-home removal techniques marketed, some are more effective than others.
While skin tags require no treatment and may fall away on their own, medical removal is available. A doctor may recommend this for skin tags that catch on clothing or otherwise cause pain.
A person may also want skin tags to be removed for cosmetic reasons, especially when they are on highly visible areas, such as the face.
Check with a doctor before trying the following methods.
1. A tag removal device
Skin tag removal kits are available for purchase online and in many stores.
A person uses the device to cut off the supply of blood to the base of the tag with a tiny band.
The medical community refers to this process as ligation.
Without a supply of blood, the cells will die, and the tag will drop away, usually within 10 days. Click Next Button To Read More