Which Skin Tag Remover?
With our drug stores full of over-the-counter skin tag removers it may seem like an impossible task to know what to choose. While most of them claim to have instant results, very few actually live up to the promise – which explains why so many people still opt for more traditional treatments like surgical procedures.
Any skin tag remover is basically designed to kill the skin tag by killing the root. It actually “feeds” of your skin via this root and when you remove it, you remove the tag with it. Sometimes surgery does not get the entire root in which case the tag can regrow and if it regrows over a scar it can quickly become a very unsightly problem.
Although skin tags re not considered to be cancerous you should still take great care when removing them – specially if you are doing it yourself. With that being said here are the three best skin tag removers with some of the most important pro’s and con’s.
This is a procedure whereby the tag is frozen off with liquid nitrogen. It’s similar to that used to freeze of warts and many people have great success with this. Although this is mainly a surgical procedure there are some over the counter products that use the same method, but you have to be extremely cautious as this can really burn a hole right through healthy skin.
This is the process by which the blood supply to the tag is cut off thereby slowly killing it off until it eventually dies. In terms of products it’s often as simple as tiny elastic bands that you place over the stalk of the tag to limit the blood supply. Some people promote the use of dental floss which is exactly the same procedure. Note that this method cannot be used on all types of skin tags. It works well for tags on your eye lids or similar ones that longer outgrowths.
3. DIY Remedies
By far the most inexpensive and trouble free way of doing it, but many people remain skeptical about some of these methods simply because it uses everyday household items as a skin tag remover. The truth is that many pharmaceutical products are nothing but everyday chemicals repackaged as “medicine”. There are countless methods that fall into this category and you will have to explore them for yourself to find the best one.
Some of them are as simple as baking soda while others require homeopathic medicine. Special blends of essential oils are freely available and the combination of anti viral and healing properties makes these oils very effective. It also has the added benefit of being gentle – unlike many pharmaceutical products that are nothing more than harsh chemicals. While these medicines can leave scars, essential oils are kind to your skin and a perfect skin tag remover for more visible areas of the body.