Tag – you’re it!
Everyone at some stage in their lives will grow a skin tag, if not multiple. Skin tags are a small, benign skin growth that can appear anywhere on the body, although they are prevalent in skin folds such as around the armpits. The tags are an oval-shaped disc or flap of skin on a thin stem. The benign skin growths are not signs of skin cancer, and no one is immune from these pesky, unsightly additions.
They do not need urgent care, and the main motivation for tag removal is cosmetic reasons or as part of cosmetic surgery.
Wondering if you can cut off your skin tag?
The obvious solution for skin tag removal is to go to your doctor or dermatologist, and either have it surgically removed or burnt off with a laser. Both options are costly and time-consuming, and there are other ways to achieve the same result.
The Domestic Surgeon:
Before we 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 Removal:
Once only available to the rich and famous, ion 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 removal is a realistic option. This is the same for a large or small skin tag. The beauty of this technology is its versatility. It will remove not only those unsightly skin tags but moles, freckles, warts, and even small tattoos. If it’s on your body and you don’t want it there, home laser removal can likely do the job.
The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro will take care of all your needs. The Spot Blaster Pro is portable and easily recharged. It 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.
3. Dental Floss/ String:
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. If you tie a piece of string or dental floss around your tag it will cut off that vital blood supply. If you wait a few days, your skin tag will drop right off. However, it will first rot and go 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. This is like vinegar treatment, just way more heavy-duty. This option will literally melt your skin tag, turn it black, then it will rot and drop off. You must be very careful that there is no further damage to your skin as the acid can take off more than you originally hope.
5. Liquid Nitrogen:
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you can get your hands on some super-cold liquid nitrogen, you can freeze a skin tag. Extreme caution is to be taken with this remedy, as if you use too much, you may freeze off an arm (no joke!).
The Domestic Surgeon: 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 surgical scissors or a very sharp knife. Although, remember that vital blood supply and blood vessels we mentioned above? Yep, heavy bleeding will be coming with your newly removed skin tag, so be prepared for a cleanup or a quick trip to a doctor at E.R for stitches. If excessive bleeding sounds cool, then this could be for you!
As you can see, being a self-taught dermatologist or doctor 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: The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro.
Can you cut off a skin tag? Sure, if you want to 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 for skin tag removal is The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro. Check it out, and happy blasting.