Skin tags are soft, harmless growths of the skin that usually appear on the eyelids, neck, groin fold, under the breasts, and in armpits. While many people let them be, most prefer to get them removed. Particularly, if the tag is found in an area of higher visibility—such as the face—then it gets pertinent to have it removed.
Luckily, a skin tag can be removed through a number of techniques ranging from simple home remedies to more complex surgical treatments. If you too wish to have yours removed, here’s your complete guide to a skin tag removal treatment.
Using Natural Oils
Natural oils are the cheapest products that can effectively deal with skin tags within the convenience of your home.
You simply need to apply one of these oils to the skin tag and tie off the tag with a silk thread at the base. Doing this every day for a couple of weeks will cause the skin tag to fall off naturally. This method is safe and effective and can be done without getting into much hassle with doctors. You can try this method using Oregano or tea tree oils.
Using natural oils to remove a skin tag is a slow procedure. It will usually take several weeks before your skin tag comes off. For those who lack patience, this might not work at all because the treatment has to be done regularly without break.
Trying Extracted Juices
Some natural fruit juices have also been found effective for removing skin tags. However, they don’t work for everybody. If you’re lucky enough, your skin tag will come off with one of these juices, or it might not come off at all. However, if you’re inclined towards trying natural remedies only, you ought to give this a try.
The most effective juices are of pineapple, lemon, and fig stem. Simply squeeze the juice of any of these fruits into a bowl and then use a cotton swab to apply the juice to the skin tag. Do this three times a day to get the best results.
Getting Medical Treatment
Usually, medical treatment is the most effective way to deal with a skin tag. There are a number of treatment options available for those wishing to get their tag removed at a surgeon’s office. Usually, your surgeon will give you the following options to choose from.
- Scissor Excision – This technique works much like shave excision. However, the surgeon instead of shaving use a pair of scissors to remove the lesion. He will grab the lesion with forceps and slightly pulls up. After that, he will cut the lesion from the base. Any remaining part of the lesion might be scraped off using a curette. This procedure doesn’t usually require stitches.
- Shave Excision – This technique is used for lesions that rise above the skin. A surgeon typically uses a small blade to remove the outermost layers of the skin until the lesion is removed completely. Usually, the procedure doesn’t require any stitches and the only medicine is applied on top of the wound to prevent any bleeding.
- Laser Treatment – This treatment works by applying a laser beam onto the skin lesion. The high-frequency laser beam heats up the cells in the lesion until they burst. The lesion then disappears at the end of the procedure. However, you’ll usually need two to three treatment sessions to get rid of the lesion completely.
- Cryotherapy (Freezing) – This technique usually lasts only a minute during which a medical professional applies a special solution (usually liquid nitrogen or argon gas) onto the skin lesion, using a cotton swab. This causes ice crystals to form in the lesion, breaking up the lesion tissue cell. The treated area will then blister and the destroyed lesion will peel away.
If you plan to undergo Skin Lesion Removal treatment, you’ll be happy to know that it is available at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®. We are offering free initial consultations to all our patients. You simply need to fill the form below and one of our representatives will get back to you shortly. So, book your appointment now.