Can you cut off a skin tag?

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Everyone at some stage in their lives will grow a skin tag, if not multiple. Skin tags are small, benign growths that can appear anywhere on the body and may be on their own or in their hundreds. The tags are an oval shaped disc or flap of skin on a small stalk, they are not cancerous and no one is immune from these pesky, unsightly additions.

So, what can you do about it, wondering if you can cut off you skin tag?

The obvious answer is to go to your doctor and either have it surgically removed or burnt off with a laser, both options are costly and time consuming. There has to be another way, luckily for you, there is.

The Domestic Surgeon:

Before we get get involved in home surgery and answering your questions on how to cut off a skin tag, let’s look at some less evasive options.

1. Home Laser Removal:

Once only available to the Rich and famous, Laser removal treatment technology has come a long way in recent times. It is now reasonably priced, easy to use and most importantly, safe. If you have a skin tag that needs to go, Home Laser removal is definitely the answer. The beauty of this technology is its versatility, it will remove not only those unsightly skin tags, but moles, freckles, warts, even small tattoos, you name it! If it’s on your body and you don’t want it there, Home laser removal is for you.

Now, there are plenty of options available, but for my money The Tommy Timmy – Spot Blaster Pro will take care of all your needs. The Spot Blaster Pro is portable and easily recharged, has 3 power settings and guarantees the safest removal of almost any blemish on your body.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

It is believed that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can break down the stalk of the tag, the surrounding skin, and eventually the tag will drop off. Sounds like witchcraft to me, yet, if you’re into that kind of thing, this is worth a shot.

3. Dental Floss/ String:

Now, If this option conjures images of a farmer removing a sheep’s tail with a piece of twine, then you’d be right on the money. Skin tags have a blood supply. So, If you tie a piece of string or dental floss around your tag, cutting off that vital supply of blood and wait a few days, presto your skin tag will drop right off. Well, not after first rotting and going black. So, unless you’re into zombies, this technique is gross and not recommended.

4. Wart Remover:

The main ingredient of Wart removal cream is Salicylic acid, so imagine our vinegar treatment, just way more heavy duty. This option will literally melt your skin tag, turn it black, then it will rot an drop off. No thanks.

5. Liquid Nitrogen:

This one is pretty self explanatory, if you can get your hands on some liquid nitrogen. You can freeze a skin tag, although, extreme caution is to be taken with this remedy as if you use too much you may freeze off an arm.

Scissors/ Blade:

Ok, this one is for the Rambo’s and Rambettes out there. Definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart, but, you can take a skin tag off with a pair of scissors or a very sharp small knife. Although, remember that vital blood supply? Yep, that’s going to be coming with your newly removed skin tag, so be prepared for a clean up or a quick trip to the E.R for stitches.

As you can see home surgery on your skin tag can get pretty gruesome and I’m sure you’re thinking, there has to be another way, any other way, than the house of horrors depicted above. Lucky for you, there is, the safest, mess free, cost effective and convenient skin tag removal method available.


So, Can you cut off a skin tag? Sure, if you want make a mess and put yourself through pain and torment. Why cut, melt or freeze when you can safely laser in the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost of clinical treatment. My first port of call is The Tommy Timmy – Spot Blaster Pro, check it out, and happy blasting.


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