Using Natural OilsNatural 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, however, 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 JuicesSome 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 of these juices are those 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 to get the best results.
Getting Medical TreatmentUsually, a medical treatment is the most effective one to deal with a skin tag. There are a number of treatment options available to 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, uses a pair of scissors to remove the lesion. He will grab the lesson with forceps and slightly pull up, and then cut then lesion at the base. Any remaining part of the lesion then may be scrapped off using a curette. This procedure too 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 till the lesion is removed completely. Usually, the procedure doesn’t require any stitches and only medicine is applied on top of the wound to prevent any bleeding.
- Laser Treatment – This treatment works by applying 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.