Skin tags are small protruding pieces of skin that can appear on various parts of the body but mostly in areas where there are creases such as the armpits, groin, neck or eyelids. If you have visible skin tags then you may be looking for ways to remove them. Skin tag removal is something that can be done in your doctor’s surgery or by yourself in your own home. A skin tag is considered medically to be a benign tumor and they are normally painless and harmless. That is the reason why it is possible for us to get rid of them ourselves.
It should be pointed out however that it is not necessary to remove skin tags because in most cases they should not cause any problems. However for some people a skin tag can be quite irritable because of where it is located. Skin tags can sometimes get caught on clothing or jewellery or they can get in the way when shaving. If a skin tag gets caught it can be quite painful and it can bleed for quite some time. Many people will choose to remove their skin tags because of this but other people just don’t like the look of them and want to get rid of them because they are embarrassed to have them.
There are a number of methods for the removal of skin tags at home and while all are considered to be quite safe, some of these methods are quicker than others. Even though there are some methods which will quickly remove skin tags, you have to be aware that there might be a little bit of pain involved. Despite the fact that some skin tag removal methods are painful, many people will prefer them because of the fact that they are quick.
One of the quickest ways to get rid of a skin tag is with a scissors. This might sound a bit barbaric but to be honest it is not as bad as it seems. The trick to cutting off a skin tag is to make sure that you do it quickly with a sharp scissors and you also have to make sure that the scissors you use is clean and sterilized. It is better to buy a new scissors to remove your skin tags with. This will ensure that the scissors is sharp and will make the process easier. Once you have bought a new scissors, be sure to sterilize it. To do this you will have to use a sterilizing solution or you will have to place the scissors in boiling water in a pot for about five or ten minutes. It is better to tie the skin tag with string before you cut it and make sure that the string is placed as close to the body as possible. When you have done this, you need to cut quickly and as close as you can get to the base of the tag. You will probably experience some bleeding after you have cut the skin tag away but this should not last too long.
This is probably the most painful way to remove skin tags so a lot of people will try to numb the area before they cut the tag off. This can be done with an ice cube or with another type of cold substance. Once you have cut away the skin tag and the bleeding has stopped, it will be necessary to apply some antiseptic cream to ensure that you do not get an infection.