I’m assuming you’re here because you have skin tags. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Almost half of the world’s population gets skin tags. All the frustration you’re feeling, associated with skin tags are experienced by many. I know that stat doesn’t make it easier on you. I can say this because I used to have them also and know what you’re going through.
Either way, when you have skin tags, there are certain rules, or guidelines you should follow. Some people want to get rid of their skin tags so badly, they do things that are not safe or dangerous. They make mistakes they regret and would have been better off not doing anything. This article will cover how to remove skin tags safely and certain precautions you should make when looking to remove them yourself.
Dermatologist Skin Tag Removal Options
RULE #1: If you have affordable health insurance or can afford to pay a dermatologist to remove your skin tags, that is always the best, safest route to go. This should be your first option. If you’re looking to get your skin tags removed for cosmetic purposes only, typically, the insurance will not cover your removal. The average skin tag removal can cost approximately $150. This can fluctuate depending on the type of skin tag, its location and size.
If your skin tags are causing you irritation or discomfort, there is a chance the removal may be covered by your insurance plan. The following is the 3 most common ways a dermatologist removes skin tags.
Cryotherapy: This is when the doctor will use liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag. The extreme cold, about 300 degrees below zero, will kill the cells of the skin tag making them fall off.
Cauterization: The doctor will use heat from a cautery tool to remove the skin tag. The tip of the tool will burn through the stalk of the skin tag removing it from the base of your skin.
Surgical Removal: The doctor will use a scalpel or surgical scissors to snip the skin tag off.
Home Skin Tag Removal
Disclaimer: Prior to removing any skin tag at home, visit a dermatologist and be guided by their recommendation.
If you decide not to have a doctor remove your skin tag, you may opt for a home removal method. Even though it’s not the safest way to go, I can understand why people do it. They may not have health insurance, the insurance may not pay or the co pays may be too much for some. Before removing skin tags at home, follow these rules.
Rule #2: Don’t attempt cutting off your skin tag at home. There are numerous things that can go wrong when you cut off your own skin tag. It can cause bleeding that will not stop. An infection can develop because of unsterilized equipment. If the wound was larger enough, scarring may result once it is healed.
Rule#3: Don’t attempt using apple cider vinegar. There’s a lot of bad advice on the internet with this removal method. There are medical case reports of people using apple cider vinegar on their skin resulting in chemical burns. In one of those, a teenage girl used apple cider vinegar to remove 2 moles from her nose. She was soaking a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and covering it over night. It resulted in chemical burns to her nose skin.
In another situation, a mother used apple cider vinegar on her 8 year old son. If you want to know what happened there, you can read about it in my blog post on apple cider vinegar by clicking right here.
Rule #4: Don’t attempt using removal methods on skin tags around your eyes. Liquids, like apple cider vinegar, toothpaste or some other chemical can irritate your eye and cause damage.
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What causes skin tags? The most common causes of skin tags are the following: skin irritation from skin or tight clothing rubbing on your skin, pregnancy related issues like excess weight gain or pregnancy related hormones and the last cause is insulin resistance.
Are skin tags dangerous? Most of the time, skin tags are undangerous and can be left alone. If they are getting irritated or bleeding, you may want to consult with a dermatologist and have them removed.
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