Okay, so maybe you don’t exactly love your skin tags. It’s no secret that those who suffer from the harmless, if not annoying, issue of skin tags have a definite hate-hate relationship with them. They’re prone to popping up in the folds of your skin which are in the most unflattering places. You can find skin tags hanging out on someone’s neck, armpits, groin area and sometimes in the creases of their eyelids. Anyone can be susceptible to having skin tags. They are generally harmless on their own and don’t grow to wider than 3mm. They protrude a bit and kind of flap around but they aren’t cancerous and are usually more annoying than anything. Babies, people who are unhealthily overweight and seniors can be more prone to the flappy-bits than others. There are several methods of removal and all of them can be done at home.
You can cut them, thread them, use a cream, and you can also you a freezing solution to remove them. All of these you can do from home, unless of course you have a skin tag right by your eye and you want a professional to remove it, and all of the supplies you need can be bought in any drug store.
Some methods are more permanent than others. You would think cutting and threading would be permanent but since you are not going to the root of the problem there is a chance that the skin tag will grow back. A single person can have anywhere from 1 to 100 skin tags growing on their bodies at any time. Creams and freezing solutions are generally a more permanent option for removing skin tags because they attack the cells from within.
So let’s say you have a skin tag on your neck. Maybe it’s at the back of your neck close to your hairline and you keep catching it on your brush or comb. Maybe you’ve unintentionally ripped it off so many times you are hyperconscious when you do your hair now. So let’s get rid of that sucker once and for all!
Freezing is an excellent way to remove skin tags. You can buy Compound W® or Dr. Scholls Skin Tag Remover® from any drug store or department store. Both products operate under the same principle so you can decide which brand you want to work with.
Each box will come with the freezing solution, an application tip, and applicator and skin shields of varying sizes. Think of the skin shields as tiny circular band aids. You place the shield of the most appropriate size at the base of the skin tag you want to remove. This is very important because you don’t want to damage the cells of the surrounding skin with the liquid nitrogen formula.
Once you’re set up, get your applicator ready and apply the solution via the tip to the side of the skin tag, as close to the base of it as you can get. You generally need to hold it there for 20-30 seconds before removing. And that’s it! Easy, right? It usually only takes one application and then you wait. Over an average of two weeks the skin tag will start to die from the inside and might turn black as well. Then, the skin tag will simply fall off! Using this method is super effective and the skin tags generally don’t grow back in the same location.
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