Skin tags are not nice to look at, and people are obliviously keen to have them removed as soon as they notice them. There are many methods of skin tag removal. One popular method is ACP as it only takes a few minutes to do and in most cases is a one-off treatment. ACP is an advanced form of electrolysis where a hot probe is pressed against the ‘neck’ of the tag causing it to be cauterized off. A tiny scab can occasionally be left behind; however, this will fall off in a few days. The other popular method is to use the cryotherapy method for skin tag removal. This is the method that we use at our Bristol clinic. It involves freezing the skin tag off using a hand held device called a Cryopen. This method is quick and easy as is not painful.
Some people are just prone to forming skin tags and they are a very common problem for many people. Some people may have anywhere from 1 to 100 skin tags on their body. They are most commonly seen in areas where there is friction with the skin but luckily skin tag removal is a safe and common procedure.
Another way to tackle skin tag removal is with surgical scissors or a scalpel although this is usually an expensive option as would require a doctor to carry out the procedure. As well as a surgical removal, as previously mentioned, other methods of skin tag removal would be cryotherapy or electrosurgery. Electrosurgery is a method of skin tag removal involving burning the skin tag off with high-frequency electricity. Another skin tag removal method is ligation, and this skin tag removal method involves tying off the skin tag with surgical thread to restrict its blood flow.
There are many methods of skin tag removal but one commonly used method is performed using an advanced procedure which uses a small electrolysis needle and relatively high levels of energy. It is initially moved over the effected area and the clinician in effect destroys any dead and diseased keratinized tissue. This skin tag removal will then form a scab that is left to fall away. Following this, the electrolysis probe is inserted into the center of the skin tag and the energy and heat is released. Skin tags are easily removed and the blood supply is cauterized by the probe and the skin tag removed. Many of the more embarrassing treatments such as wart removal and skin tag removal are increasingly popular in the spring/summer months as clothes get shorter and the sandals and the flip flops come out from the back of the cupboard.
Medical skin tag removal is the safest and most common way of getting rid of those annoying skin bumps that can occur anywhere and on anyone. Modern medicine has over the years been developed to be painless, fast and efficient way of skin tag removal and methods that are often carried out with a single visit to the clinic and usually in a matters of minutes. As previously discussed, there are many options for skin tag removal but there is a small chance that you may be left with a mark that can become more unsightly than the original skin tag was.
There are dozens of home remedies for skin tag removal, from tying knots of string to cutting with scissors. The problem is many of these methods are ineffective and in some cases even dangerous! Sometimes skin tags will fall off naturally but more often than not they fall off because you’ve accidentally shaved them off although this is very unsafe and can lead to scarring. These skin tag removal methods rarely eliminate the whole growth of the skin tag and often leave you with a scar. Although skin tags are tumors of the skin that consist of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering epidermis, they are benign, or noncancerous. It is extremely rare that a skin tag becomes precancerous or cancerous – however, if your skin tag, as with any skin lesions, changes color or shape, it is recommended that you contact your dermatologist. Because skin tags are harmless and painless, most people don’t need treatment for them. However, specialists can remove the skin tags by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, performing electrocautery, or numbing and cutting off the skin tags if the patient is self-conscious about them. If you’re looking for a safe and effective skin tag treatment then visit a specialist clinic as they offer several types of medical skin tag treatment and removal.
Moving back to home remedies, one old skin tag removal treatment was to tie a thread around the base of the skin tag and let the tag eventually fall off. This is not recommend method of skin tag removal though as it often takes a while for the tag to drop off, and in the meantime it is painful and unsightly. The best solution is to have skin tag removal carried out by an experienced clinician.