Skin tags are extremely common and completely benign overgrowths of skin. Most people want to get rid of them and they can be removed. But first, understand what skin tags are.
Skin tags are benign, small, soft growths on your skin. They can vary in size and color. They can grow anywhere on the body, especially on the eyelids, neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts.
Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels surrounded by skin.
Obesity is most commonly associated with skin tags. They can also develop due to other conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, pregnancy, and hormonal changes.
You should not try to remove skin tags on your own. It can be painful and may cause bleeding, burns, and infection.
Here are some of the treatments that can effectively remove any skin tag:
Cryotherapy is a proven skin tag removal method. It is a simple, and comfortable treatment with minimal recovery time.
In cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze warts and skin tags. The cold spray of gas is directed on the spot and within one to two weeks your warts, skin tags, or other lesions scab over and fall off.
Cryotherapy is also said to help your immune system and promotes the health of your surrounding skin cells.
Your skin tag can be removed by surgical means. First, your doctor will numb the skin and then with the help of sharp scissors or a scalpel, the tag is snipped off. After this, the base is burned so that the skin tag is less likely to regrow and less likely to bleed.
Ligation is a skin tag removal method that involves cutting off the supply of blood to the base of the tag with a tiny band.
Without the blood supply, cells die off. So, when the flow of blood has been cut off, skin tags drop away.
Surgical thread or a clean string is used for ligation.
This innovative treatment uses Radiofrequency technology to remove skin tags. The procedure generates very little heat. When radio energy is released within the cells, it divides and liquifies the tissues and brings them to the surface where they vaporize.
Thus, quickly removing your skin tags. The heating is of low intensity so that it does not damage the surrounding cells and results in faster healing and minimal scarring of swelling.
You can easily identify a skin tag by the peduncle. Skin tags hang off the skin by this small stalk. They are small, fleshy and round bumps protruding out of the skin.
Skin tags can grow from mere 2 millimeters to a few. centimeters.
For most people, skin tags are not of concern. There is no medical reason skin tags need to be removed but for some people, they can be bothersome. Skin tags can be removed and it’s best to see a doctor and let them handle the job.