Skin tags look just like what their name implies. They are small flaps of skin that develop mainly in older people. These flaps of skin are not of a medical concern, and they can be removed easily and safely. Read on to learn various methods for removing skin tags.
First of all, before you consider removing them by yourself, you need to be one hundred percent sure that it is a skin tag. Do some research online and look for pictures of skin tags. Compare the pictures with what you have to see if they are similar. If after comparing pictures you still can't be sure, you need to see your doctor for a definite diagnosis.
The safest way to remove a skin tag at home is by using something to either restrict the blood flow or using something to dry it up. These methods will not produce immediate results, but they will not put you at risk for bleeding and infection. You can tie a piece of string or dental floss around the base. Leave this string in place so that you cut off the blood flow. After a few days, it will fall off.
Other methods include applying a mixture of caster oil and baking soda to the area. This will cause it to dry out after a few days. You may want to purchase a good homeopathic skin tag removal cream. There are a few on the market that work by drying up the skin tag so that it flakes off.
If you want immediate results you can try a more drastic method. This involves taking a pair of sanitized scissors or knife and simply cutting off the skin tag. The problem with this method is that you will bleed a lot, and you will put yourself at risk for infection. A very popular method is to use a specific removal serum that is proven to remove skin tags.
So there you have a few methods of removing skin tags.