What Happens If You Cut Off A Skin Tag?

Methods Of Skin Tag Removal

There are many options for removing skin tags, including cauterizing (freezing or using heat), cutting them off, or using a skin tag remover cream or pen. You have the choice of removing your skin tag either at home or with a licensed dermatologist. A licensed dermatologist should always be cutting off a skin tag with the correct tools, properly sterilizing all equipment, and have the expertise to remove a skin tag properly.

If a skin tag is removed in a doctor’s or dermatologist’s office, they will typically cut it off, freeze it, or burn it. With these options, there will be little to no scarring or bleeding. This is the safest, most effective option and can be done within minutes.

Sometimes there may be a short period of minimal irritation caused by the chemical used to freeze the skin tag or the electrodes used to dry out the skin tag.

Bleeding From Skin Tags

If you cut off your skin tag, there is a high likelihood that there will be bleeding that lasts for a long time and can be difficult to stop. There is also an increased risk of inflammation, irritation, scarring, and infection.

Skin tags are harmless, but some people decide to have the skin tags removed for aesthetic reasons. If you are removing something from your skin for cosmetic reasons, you want to be sure that there is little to no scarring. Therefore, cutting off a skin tag or having it bleed is a bad idea to do yourself.

Cutting Off A Skin Tag With Scissors


Infection is a major concern when someone cuts off their skin tag. If the scissors you cut with are not properly sterilized and the wound is not cleaned correctly, the site becomes the perfect place for an infection to begin. Infections can become very serious and even life-threatening. Therefore, either go to a professional or use a safe way, but you are highly advised not to cut off a skin tag.

Bad effects of cutting off a skin tag yourself

If the average inexperienced person cuts a skin tag, there will be bleeding, which sometimes can be hard to stop. It can also cause scabbing as well as scarring. It is also possible that the person won’t get all of the skin tag removed, causing it to regrow on top of the scarring.

Inflammation and irritation are widespread with skin tags when people pick or scratch at them. Therefore, skin tags should only be removed by a licensed dermatologist or by using a device specifically designed for skin tag removal. If these devices are used, the instructions should be read very clearly because, most likely, you will need to clean the site properly before attempting to remove the skin tag.

Spot Blaster Pro

One such device that can be used to remove skin tags safely and painlessly from all over your body is the Spot Blaster Pro.