The Quick Way to Remove Skin Tags

August 1st, 2015
by Laggin' Len

skintagsI love skin tags, don’t you? Ok, no really I don’t, and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t a fan of them either.  The question is what do you do about them?  There are so many skin tag treatments and remedies available on the market today, how do you know which is the right one?  How do you know it will work?

I know if you have skin tags, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.  Especially if they are in an area on your body that you feel embarrassed about.  Skin tags can be very unsightly, especially in high numbers. The good news is they are relatively common, completely harmless and benign.  Virtually everyone in the world has experienced at least one skin tag.  People get them in high traffic areas (where the skin rubs together), if they are overweight or through genetics.  If either of your parents have them, you will most likely have them as well.

Skin tags are small hanging pieces of skin, also known by their medical term “acrochordon”. They have a larger top that is connected by a smaller piece of skin that resembles a mushroom.

The very best AND fastest way to remove as skin tag is to cut it off, ideally by a doctor.  But if you have a large number of skin tags and want a DIY way to remove them yourself I am going to give you the instructions to do so.
If you are not squeamish, or have someone you know who isn’t, I would highly recommend having the assistance of a friend or a loved one, especially if the skin tag is in a location that you cannot see very well.  To remove the skin tag will need nail clippers, or some sort of small, sharp clippers, tweezers, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls or Q-tips, a small piece of gauze and a bandaid.
I recommend that you first consult a doctor to ensure that what you have is a skin tag.  Some cancers of the skin can look very similar to a skin tag. Also, I don’t recommend removing them in this manner if you have a bleeding disorder. You may want to <a href=”The Quick Way to Remove Skin Tags
I love skin tags, don’t you? Ok, no really I don’t, and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t a fan of them either.  The question is what do you do about them?  There are so many skin tag treatments and remedies available on the market today, how do you know which is the right one?  How do you know it will work?
I know if you have skin tags, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.  Especially if they are in an area on your body that you feel embarrassed about.  Skin tags can be very unsightly, especially in high numbers. The good news is they are relatively common, completely harmless and benign.  Virtually everyone in the world has experienced at least one skin tag.  People get them in high traffic areas (where the skin rubs together), if they are overweight or through genetics.  If either of your parents have them, you will most likely have them as well.
Skin tags are small hanging pieces of skin, also known by their medical term “acrochordon”. They have a larger top that is connected by a smaller piece of skin that resembles a mushroom.
The very best AND fastest way to remove as skin tag is to cut it off, ideally by a doctor.  But if you have a large number of skin tags and want a DIY way to remove them yourself I am going to give you the instructions to do so.
If you are not squeamish, or have someone you know who isn’t, I would highly recommend having the assistance of a friend or a loved one, especially if the skin tag is in a location that you cannot see very well.  To remove the skin tag will need nail clippers, or some sort of small, sharp clippers, tweezers, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls or Q-tips, a small piece of gauze and a bandaid.
I recommend that you first consult a doctor to ensure that what you have is a skin tag.  Some cancers of the skin can look very similar to a skin tag. Also, I don’t recommend removing them in this manner if you have a bleeding disorder. You may want to look into skin tag removal creams.

First you need to make sure that your instruments are properly sanitized and clean by soaking them in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes.  Next, take a cotton ball and apply some alcohol to it, gently clean the skin tag and the surrounding area.  Take your tweezers and gently grab a hold of the skin tag at the base and lightly pull it upwards, stretching the stalk.  Then you will take the clippers and snip the skin tag at its base.  This might cause a small amount of bleeding. Take your cotton ball or Q-tip and place a small amount of alcohol on the area and clean it thoroughly. Repeat using hydrogen peroxide. Then cover it with a small bandage.  There are very small, round bandages available that are specifically made to cover this type of wound.

Ta da! There you go! Your skin tag has been removed, keep a close eye on it for signs of infection.  Infection symptoms are redness of the skin, swelling, discharge and the area feeling warm to the touch.
Skin tags can re-appear, don’t be discouraged if they do.  If they are in an area where your skin rubs together, you’re overweight or merely have a pre-disposition to getting them, it is very likely they will show up again. You can successfully remove them without having to deal with the application of messy and expensive topical removal products that may or may not produce the desired results.

First you need to make sure that your instruments are properly sanitized and clean by soaking them in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes.  Next, take a cotton ball and apply some alcohol to it, gently clean the skin tag and the surrounding area.  Take your tweezers and gently grab a hold of the skin tag at the base and lightly pull it upwards, stretching the stalk.  Then you will take the clippers and snip the skin tag at its base.  This might cause a small amount of bleeding. Take your cotton ball or Q-tip and place a small amount of alcohol on the area and clean it thoroughly. Repeat using hydrogen peroxide. Then cover it with a small bandage.  There are very small, round bandages available that are specifically made to cover this type of wound.

Ta da! There you go! Your skin tag has been removed, keep a close eye on it for signs of infection.  Infection symptoms are redness of the skin, swelling, discharge and the area feeling warm to the touch.

Skin tags can re-appear, don’t be discouraged if they do.  If they are in an area where your skin rubs together, you’re overweight or merely have a pre-disposition to getting them, it is very likely they will show up again. You can successfully remove them without having to deal with the application of messy and expensive topical removal products that may or may not produce the desired results.

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4 Responses to “The Quick Way to Remove Skin Tags”

  1. Jerome Floyd Says:

    Tags are curable. You just have to find yourself the right product to get rid of it permanently.

  2. Fe Says:

    Skin tags are my worst enemy. I never thought there would come a day that I’d be looking for a skin tag remedy. I take care of my skin a great deal and it never prevented me from having tags.

  3. June Gloom Says:

    I cannot wait to have my skin tags removed. They are already blowing the crap out of my confidence. I cannot live with extra skin hanging on my neck anymore! I hope I can finally find a product that will completely remove it.

  4. Marla K. Says:

    There is no question that the market now offers an array of skin tag removal products. But before you think of using any of these items, better consult with you doctor to learn if those are really skin tags and not something else.

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