What Exactly Are Skin Tags And How Can We Remove Them Safely?
Skin tags are common among most people. They are medically known as acrochorda and are usually formed on the places where skin creases constantly, such as neck, groin or on the eyelids. Mostly they are the size of a rice grain. We start to worry when we find out that these skin tags are tumors. However, they are benign. There is no need to suddenly be worked up in a panic once you spot a skin tag appearing anywhere on your body. However, they do affect the way someone looks, which can influence his/her confidence. That is the reason why people want their skin tags removed.
Technology has now enabled us to remove skin tags, and we can even do some of them from home. You can choose among many creams to remove these skin tags. They are not too expensive and are guaranteed to be effective. However, be careful not to choose the one, which has the ingredients that you are allergic to. But if you prefer something natural, you can try a number of home remedies. One of them is blood root paste. You just have to be careful when using it because it can harm your skin.
If you are afraid to risk your skin with the blood root paste, you can tie a length of dental floss around the skin tag and let it sit for about a week. It will fall off on its own and you would not have to pay for professional help.
If you prefer to leave the job to the professionals, there are a number of procedures you can choose from, and one of them is cauterization. Electrolysis is used in this process to burn the area where the skin tag is. This procedure often makes use of anesthetics so pain will not be an issue. In addition, the chances of having a scar afterwards are quite little.
A surgeon can also remove skin tags by excising it from the skin through the use of a scalpel. It is important that this is done by a professional in the sterilized room, as to minimize the chances of infection.
In the procedure called cryosurgery, skin tags are frozen off with the use of liquid nitrogen. It won’t take long and you would only need to put a bandage on it after it is over.
I have just discussed the best and most commonly used treatments to removing skin tags. You will only have to decide which one to use. Aside from taking your budget and time constraints in consideration, you’d also have to wonder whether you want a doctor performing it or you want to do it by yourself in your own home. Weigh your options carefully so you can make the best decision.