Having a skin tag is less than glamourous. People who generally suffer from skin tags don’t go around broadcasting the fact, although depending on where the skin tag is they may not have a choice. Skin tags don’t discriminate and that means anyone could have one. They tend to enjoy places where the skin folds; the neck, armpits and genitals to name a few. Some people will even find skin tags by their eyes. These little devils are usually harmless and don’t grow to be much larger than 3mm across. Any person could have anywhere between 1 and 100 skin tags at one time. Removing one does not mean that they will never come back, either. There is no cure for skin tags, but there are several methods of removal available for those who have them.
Some of the methods are easier than others. Let’s take a look at them now:
Threading is done by wrapping a thread or a piece of dental floss at the base of the skin tag, cutting off the blood flow and killing the cells. The skin tag with then fall off.
Using sharp scissors or a scalpel is another way to remove the unwanted pieces of flesh.
There are several creams on the market now that claim to work from within the skin tag itself and destroy the cells from the inside. Depending on the cream used the skin tag should fall after after 1 to 2 weeks of use.
Using a product with liquid nitrogen will freeze the skin tag and kill all the cells inside right down to the base. The skin tag will fall off within 2 weeks or so.
So which option is best for you? It really all depends on your personal comfort level. Can you cut something off with scissors or a scalpel without getting queasy? Are you able to tie a piece of thread to the base of a skin tag and be comfortable with it hanging there until it falls off?
Depending on the size and location, those who are too timid to cut them off tend to opt for the creams or the freezing liquids. There are many benefits to both and we’ll talk about a particular freezing liquid today: Compound W® Skin Tag Remover.
Compound W® Skin Tag Remover uses a foam applicator and a liquid nitrogen-like substance. The package comes equipped with the canister, approximately 8 foam application tips, 24 protective shields of varying sizes and an applicator holder. Once you identify the skin tag that you want to remove you should select a skin shield from the packet. You pop the skin tag through the shield that is more like a bulls-eye sticker. This will keep the surrounding skin out of harm’s way while you apply the compound. Depending on where the skin tag is located you might want to do this all in front of a mirror. Compound W® Skin Tag Remover can burn the skin so you want to make sure you’re only applying it to the affected area.
Once your shield is all lined up and in place, attach the applicator foam to the applicator holder and press it against the canister to fill it with the liquid. Once that is done, hold the applicator tip to the skin tag for approximately 40 seconds. Don’t move it around or you’ll lessen the effectiveness. If you’re going through all this effort to remove the skin tag you’ll want to make sure you get it right the first time. It will probably ache a bit or even sting, but this is where your natural pain threshold will come into play. It shouldn’t be too unbearable.
After one application you should only have to wait 2 weeks until; voila! The pesky tag will fall from it’s place and not be seen again!