How You Can Safely Cut Off Skin Tags With Scissors

Cutaneous skin tags are small, entirely benign pieces or sacs of skin that can appear pretty much anywhere on the body but are most common in high friction areas. They are flesh-colored, painless, and very common though many people find them irritating or unattractive.

Despite their common nature, we know very little about skin tags other than the fact that they are of cosmetic concern to many people who develop them.

Over-the-counter remedies and medical treatments for skin tag removal have become increasingly popular over the last few decades.

Many people choose to cut off skin tags with scissors or a scalpel at home. So, should you be cutting off skin tags with scissors?

Are there special skin tag removal scissors?

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You should be aware of several warnings before cutting off your skin tags with scissors, especially if you are using skin tag removal scissors.

There isn’t necessarily a need to remove skin tags, whether you undertake a costly medical removal procedure or do it at home. After all, skin tags, also known as acrochordon, pose no risk to your health and well-being. The exception to this rule is in cases of infection or suspected melanoma.

When to Worry About Your Skin Tags

You will seldomly need to worry about skin tags as they are almost always harmless. However, skin tags can become infected if the skin tears after being caught on clothing or jewelry. If your skin tags become red, swollen, sore, or weep cloudy liquid, it would be best for you to see your doctor.

There is also a chance that a skin tag could be an epidermoid cyst, in which case you should see a doctor rather than trying to remove it at home. Epidermoid cysts also tend to be benign and are located under the skin rather than hanging onto it by a thin strip of flesh.

Attempting to remove or lance an epidermoid cyst at home can cause infection and severe scarring. Using scissors, in this case, is probably not such a great idea.

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Before cutting off a skin tag, be sure that you are not cutting off a cyst.

Difference Between Skin Tags And Cysts

You can tell the difference between a skin tag and an epidermoid cyst in a few ways. A skin tag will be soft and attached to the skin, whereas an epidermoid cyst is a hard lump under the skin. Skin tags also tend to appear in high friction areas like the armpits and neck, whereas cysts are most likely to form on the face and neck. Finally, you should be able to grip and gently pull a skin tag away from the skin to show the thin strip of flesh, which attaches it to the rest of the skin.

Unlike skin tags, a raised mole or freckle should not be removed at home without consulting a medical professional.  While they may resemble large skin tags, they will bleed and scar heavily if cut from the body. They can also cause intense pain.

Should You Cut Off Skin Tags With Scissors?

You have three options when it comes to skin tag removal.

Firstly, you can go to your doctor or a clinic to have your skin tags removed professionally for a fee. They will numb and sterilize the area and then snip them off for you. This is the safest and most efficient invasive method.

Secondly, there are over-the-counter treatments designed to remove skin tags chemically. These will freeze or otherwise shrink the tag over time and present the lowest risk of infection, though they take more time than cutting.

Thirdly, you can remove the skin tags at home with scissors or a scalpel. This may be more painful than a professional removal and is invasive, unlike chemical at-home treatments.

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Instead of using scissors, you may want to use a surgical scalpel.

Many people opt to remove small skin tags at home, either with an over-the-counter treatment or by snipping them off with skin tag scissors because it’s relatively easy and safe.

Cutting skin tags off at home is not ideal, and there are some risks.

The Risks of Removing Skin Tags Yourself

The most medically pressing risk of a home removal, so long as you are sure it’s a skin tag, is the chance of infection. If you get an infection following a home removal, you are far more likely to have a lasting scar, even if it’s a minor infection. More than this, you are likely to need medical intervention if your home removal ends in infection.

There is also the small chance that a skin tag may be something more serious. Acrochordon is generally harmless, but it can look similar to some types of melanoma. Do not seek to cut away skin tags unless you are sure that’s what they are, and if you have recurring tags on the same spot, make sure to raise this with your doctor.

Sometimes instead of cutting off a skin tag yourself, you should visit a doctor.

So, should you cut off skin tags with scissors? The truth is that this is the wrong question to ask. The right question is how skin tags can be cut away safely at home.

Tools for Safely Removing Skin Tags at Home

If you’re going to remove your skin tags at home, you should prepare thoroughly to ensure you remove them safely and efficiently. Firstly, you will need sterile surgical gloves, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer, and a sharp pair of scissors or a razor blade. If you’re using scissors, a pair of cuticle scissors or sharp hairdressing scissors would be best as thick kitchen scissors may trap additional skin. You can also use special skin tag removal scissors.

You want to cut the skin tag at its thinnest point, which should be closest to the rest of your skin. Any damage to the surrounding skin increases the risk of infection and scarring.

Instead of getting a skin infection, you want to make sure that you correctly remove your skin tag.

It would be best to have sterile cotton pads, antiseptic cream, and a bandaid to hand for after the removal. If the tag has a wide stem, you might find it bleeds a little and requires a dressing. Plus, it’s always a good idea to have these items to hand during such procedures if there’s an accident.

How to Safely Remove Skin Tags with Scissors

Once you have your tools laid out before you, you can begin removing your skin tags.

Here’s how you can remove your skin tags safely;

1. Check that your scissors or razor blade is sharp enough. A dull blade will not provide a clean cut, and this will increase the chances of infection. A new razor blade, scalpel, or set of cuticle scissors is the best option, but sharpening your tools is a good second.

2. Numb the area thoroughly with ice. Removing skin tags isn’t very painful, but numbing the area will make the process more comfortable and allow you to focus.

3. Sterilize the blade thoroughly with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer before beginning.

4. Sterilize the skin tag and the area around it with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer and put on disposable gloves.

5. Pull the tip of the skin tag to expose the stem and carefully cut it from your body with a razor or scissors. Be careful not to nick the healthy skin. If you do, treat the wound quickly and only remove the tag after it has healed.

6. Get rid of the tag and stop any bleeding. Also, put antiseptic cream on the wound. If the wound has bled, you will need a bandaid, but if it doesn’t, you can leave it to dry in the air.

The cut should heal within a few days and leave no noticeable scar so long as you do not pick at the scab or otherwise tamper with the wound as it heals.

Is Cutting With Scissors the Best Way to Remove Skin Tags?

If you make sure that you’re using sharp implements and sterilize them well, cutting off skin tags yourself can be a very effective removal method. This is undoubtedly the case for small tags, though larger tags can bleed and become infected more easily.

If you have large skin tags, if you have many skin tags, or if you’re not sure that they are skin tags, then it may be best to consider the other options open to you.

If you have concerns about just what the tags are, your first port of call should be with a local doctor who can assess them accurately. Skin tags are almost always benign, but some more serious conditions present themselves in the same way, so it never hurts to check it out.

If you are worried about your ability to get sharp tools or you’re concerned, you might be unable to sanitize them thoroughly (or even if you’re concerned about the pain), there are other ways.

You can always use pharmaceutical remedies that are less prone to cause infection.

These methods remove the tags without breaking the skin, which means that it takes longer, but it is also safer (in fact, it’s the most reliable way to do it without seeing a doctor). However, the downside to this is that it takes longer to remove the tags, and you will have to be very careful not to get the chemical mix on any healthy skin.

Will There Be Scarring?

When you’re cutting skin, there is always a chance that a scar will form, but if you’re using sharp tools on a small tag and the wound does not get infected, any scar is likely to be small. Nonetheless, those who remove skin tags at home are the most likely to be left with a scar. Those who use chemical removal methods or who visit a doctor seldom have noticeable scars.

Many people are unwilling to risk cutting off skin tags in noticeable places such as the neck or shoulders due to the possibility of scarring. Furthermore, if you find skin tags on susceptible areas such as the face, eyelids, or genitals, you should always have them removed by a doctor.

Be careful of any scarring on your skin.

The most dangerous part of removing skin tags at home with scissors is, unsurprisingly, the fact that you run the risk of cutting healthy skin. If you do cut yourself, it is imperative that you immediately assess the wound. If the cut is clean and shallow, you should clean and dress it, letting it heal before attempting to remove the tag again. If the cut is deep or ragged, you should consult a doctor to avoid infection and scarring.

However, if you are careful, there is no reason you can’t remove skin tags safely at home. Remember that removing tags does not prevent them from forming again or forming on other parts of the body. Finally, never attempt to remove moles or cysts with a razor as you will cause bleeding, scarring, and potentially serious infection. A doctor should always undertake the removal of such things.


1. Cutaneous skin tags, or acrochordon, are benign, fleshy growths that form most commonly on high friction areas of the body and are mostly removed for cosmetic reasons.

2. A doctor should assess skin tags if they become inflamed, swollen, painful, or seep pus.

3. Epidermoid cysts can be distinguished from skin tags by their texture and place under the skin; such cysts should not be cut or lanced at home.

4. Skin tag removal can be done at home with scissors or over-the-counter remedies or in a clinic by a medical professional.

5. Infection is a real risk of skin tags are poorly removed.

6. When cutting away skin tags at home, sharp scissors or blades are needed, and sterilization is necessary.

7. The tag area should be numbed and sterilized before cutting; pulling the skin tag away from the body allows for a clean cut.

8. If the wound bleeds, it is necessary to cover it with a band-aid after applying antiseptic cream.

9. Home removal with a blade is not the most recommended treatment method, especially if you doubt whether the growth is actually a skin tag.

10. Scarring is always a risk but can be minimized by a clean and efficient removal; larger tags are more likely to scar on removal than small ones.

What Causes Skin Tags?

Skin tags are more of a mild irritation than a medical problem. Those tiny little pockets of skin that seem to grow out of nowhere are in fact harmless and in most cases don’t cause much discomfort although they may be a little weird and ugly.

What causes skin tags and how to get rid of them?

Although scientists don’t really understand exactly what causes skin tags, several factors are associated with the growth of these little skin pockets:

1. Genetics

There does seem to be a genetic connection to the growth of skin tags. Some people are more genetically predisposed to skin tags than others. This basically means that some people are more likely to get skin tags than others. So if your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or other family members have skin tags, it is more likely that you will get them too.

2. Age

Skin tags are not present at birth and rarely occur on young children. However, they are far more common in adults and the elderly. This means that skin tags are age-related and that the growths are far more likely to appear as you age. Skin tags mainly consist of collagen fibers and blood vessels.

Collagen is a protein that is found everywhere in the skin and is responsible for young, plump, beautiful skin. Collagen production decreases as we get older. It is thought that this may result in fibrous collagen presenting in skin tags as we age.

3. Type II Diabetes

Diabetics are more prone to getting skin tags. Increased sugar in the body also affects collagen production once again lowering the amount of the protein that is produced by the human body. There may be a link between increased sugar levels in the blood and the appearance of skin tags on the body. Poor blood circulation which is common in diabetics may also be responsible for causing skin tags

4. Friction

There is a large amount of scientific evidence that points to friction being the main cause of skin tags. Friction – or rubbing – explains why skin tags are most likely to occur in folds of skin where skin, clothing or other materials rub against the skin.

Skin tags are most likely to occur under the arms (armpits) or between the legs (groin area). They are also common under the breasts, on the neck and eyelids. Anywhere that constant friction occurs on the body may result in skin tags.

5. Weight

People who are overweight or obese are more likely to get skin tags. However, this is not so much attributed to their weight but rather to the fact that there are more skin folds and friction is a greater problem for individuals who are overweight. Increased sugar may be another contributing factor.

Obesity can result in the appearance of these tiny flaps of skin in less common areas than those described above. The tags are also more likely to become problematic in people who are overweight as the increased friction can cause them to get longer (elongated), break off or become irritated and uncomfortable.

6. Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with weight gain which results in friction and therefore there is a greater prevalence or occurrence of skin tags in pregnant women. However, hormonal changes during pregnancy may also be a cause of skin tags as hormones promote collagen production which is affected by pregnancy.

7. Dry Skin

People with dry skin are more likely to develop skin tags. Dry skin aggravates friction resulting in skin tags. It also leads to a buildup of dead skin cells that could contribute to the formation of a skin tag trying to break through the dead layer. While there is no scientific evidence to prove that dry skin causes tags, the fact that people with dry skin are more likely to have skin tags suggests that there is a link.

8. No Apparent Reason

Sometimes skin tags seem to appear from nowhere for no reason whatsoever. These are the types that the medical and scientific community have so much difficulty explaining. However, even then, it could be due to friction that is not noticeable such as sleeping in the same position every night and the pillow rubbing against your neck.

Collagen Due To Wounds

Collagen aids in healing and boosts the growth of tissue. The smallest injury could result in overstimulation of tissue growth resulting in skin tags. Even an imagined wound can send the body into healing mode sending collagen and all sorts of other cells to the rescue.

No Cause For Concern

If you have skin tags, there is no need for concern unless:

  • The skin tags become elongated or hang loosely and are at risk of being torn off or damaged.
  • The tags are causing discomfort or irritation.
  • They are located in an area where they are catching on clothing.
  • They are red and inflamed or swollen.
  • They become infected.

If any of the above are affecting you, it is recommended to make an appointment with your doctor. Should the doctor consider the skin tags to be problematic, they will be removed. Removal is a quick and mostly painless procedure.

If the skin tags are simply an irritation or you want to get rid of them because they are plain ugly, then you can request that your doctor perform an elective procedure for you. An elective procedure is where you choose to have the skin tags removed but there is no actual medical reason for doing so.

What can you do to prevent skin tags from forming in the future?

Since scientists don’t understand the cause, there is no medical treatment to prevent or treat skin tags. This is also because they are generally considered to be harmless. There are however some steps that you can take to reduce the risk of developing tags in the future.

1. Diet And Exercise

A healthy diet and exercise help your body maintain an ideal weight and provides it with all the nutrition that it needs to develop healthy skin cells. Reducing your weight and providing your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs will help reduce the likelihood of skin tags developing. Remember that increased weight equals increased friction which is the primary cause of skin tags. A vitamin and mineral supplement designed specifically for the skin can also help promote healthy skin cell production.

2. Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing your skin provides a layer of protection and lubricates the skin to prevent the rubbing or friction that causes skin tags in the first place. Moisturize after a warm shower or bath to seal in the skin’s natural moisture. Pay careful attention to the folds of the skin and areas on the body where skin tags are most likely to develop. Moisturize as often as needed. In extreme cases, petroleum jelly or tea tree oil can protect the skin from skin tags causing friction.

3. Exfoliate Your Whole Body

Most people only think about the face when it comes to exfoliating or scrubbing the skin. The whole body can, however, do with a good exfoliation now and again. Use a loofah or a rough sponge with a small amount of soap or shower gel to scrub your entire body. You should pay special attention to the spots where skin tags are most likely to sprout. This should be done about once a week. Don’t forget to moisturize well after scrubbing your skin.

Diagnosing A Skin Tag

It is important to be sure that what you have is a skin tag and not some other formation on the skin like a mole or a wart – especially if you are about to take measures to remove a tag yourself. It is best to visit a medical practitioner to get an accurate diagnosis. Skin tags can often look very similar to warts or moles. It can be dangerous to try to remove these yourself as they have a different structure to a skin tag and may not be as harmless.

If you are certain that it is a harmless skin tag, there are safe ways to remove them whether for medical or personal reasons. Be aware that extreme bleeding can occur so make sure you will be able to control the bleeding when removing skin tags at home. Also, be very sure to sterilize the area where the skin tag is located as well as any instruments or materials that will be used in the removal procedure. This will help prevent infection from occurring.

How to Remove Skin Tags Naturally & Safely

People generally like their skin to be clear and free of blemishes, which is why the sudden appearance of a skin tag can send many people into a panic, even though their presence is generally considered harmless.

Harmless they may be, but no one wants these odd skin protrusions and most would like to find a way to make them go away as natural, safely and quickly as they possibly can. If you have ever wondered about skin tags or have such a growth somewhere on your body, don’t worry –– in the following article we will take a look at some natural treatments with reputed benefits for skin tag removal.

But first, let’s get to know the issue a little better with this vital information on the skin growth in question.

What are Skin Tags and Where do they Come From?

Skin tags are small harmless growths that can have the appearance of raised moles or small flat appendages. Skin tags grow out from the skin on a long thin stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags are not cancerous and are comprised of nothing more than fat and skin tissue, although they often appear darker or redder than the skin around them.

Skin tags will often grow as the result of constant contact with another part of the body or may be a specific piece of clothing or jewelry that is always worn. Because they can appear in these specific locations where they see a lot of physical contact, it is common for skin tags to become very irritated. Other conditions that can contribute to a skin tag formation include diabetes and pregnancy.

Skin tags will often be found in the areas where skin receives physical contact the most. This could be around the breasts, under the arms and on the neck. It is less common for these appendages to be found in the groin or under the eyelids.

No matter where they appear, it is always a good idea to have skin tags examined by a qualified dermatologist who can provide a proper analysis of the growth. Skin tags will never be a major health concern, but there are other skin conditions that can have a similar appearance but require more urgent treatment, only a dermatologist would be able to say for certain.

Furthermore, your dermatologist may recommend some specific treatments for having the appendage removed. These will usually involve a small procedure which can cost anywhere from $700 -$1500. This is always an available option as a last resort. But, first it is always a good idea to exhaust some of the natural and cost-effective treatments before going under the surgeon’s clippers.

Removing Skin Tags Safely and Naturally

The most important thing you will need to do if you want to remove your skin tags safely and effectively is be careful about the advice you receive. Even the advice you read here should be taken with special consideration for your own skin sensitivity. You will find some online “experts” suggesting removal methods that involve stringing the tags till they fall off or clipping them off with scissors, utility knives or nail clippers.

As a general rule of thumb, any of these methods that suggest a cutting solution should be avoided, it would be better to hand over some cash to your dermatologist for a pricy removal method rather than risk the results of trying to nip the tags yourself.

The location of your skin tags should also play unimportant role in the decision you make for removal method. While a skin tag on the torso or arm can be subjected to home removal methods, those that are found near the eyes, breasts, groin or other very visible or sensitive area should never be removed at home. If you were to have an unpleasant reaction to a treatment method you choose better to have this reaction somewhere out of site.

As mentioned, you will want to be absolutely sure it is a skin tag that you are attempting to remove. There are other skin growths that can have a similar appearance to a skin tag but have more serious consequences when treated.

Finally, remember that natural remedies always take a bit longer to take full-effect. Don’t be impatient or rash about these techniques and avoid the urge to try 6 of them at once. Make sure you begin applying each of these treatments to a clean clear skin with no abrasions or broken skin. Also, try as much as possible to address the skin tag full strength. A little Vaseline around the tag will protect the healthy skin from exposure to any strong compounds

As you apply a specific solution you should be able to see some signs that the treatment is or isn’t working. If you see that any of these natural methods is causing you redness, pain, inflammation or discomfort, you should discontinue the method immediately.

5 Natural Methods of Skin Tag Removal

1. Tea Tree Oil

This essential oil I one of the most versatile remedies you could hope for and has many benefits for addressing skin condition. But, you should know that it is a very potent essential oil and should be used with a carrier oils to avoid irritating sensitive skins. It is always a good idea to try a little of your treatment on an area of the skin where a small irritation is not going to be a big problem. If nothing happens, you know your skin treatment is safe.

How To: Tear tree oils has been applied to all types of skin blemishes because it will dry out the skin and lead to them falling off by themselves. Once you have combined your tea tree oils with its carrier, apply it to the tag on a sterile cotton ball. This should be done 3 to 4 times a day and left to work for around10 to 20 minutes. The effect of this treatment should be visible in a few days.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Good old apples cider vinegar is in everyone’s kitchens and it should be. There are so many health benefits and treatments that requires this important ingredient. Apple cider vinegar can be used as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal skin treatment and can be watered down to an appropriate strength for your needs.

How To: Get your sterile cotton ball and soak it with your vinegar solution. Much like tea tree oil the vinegar will attempt to dry out the skin and lead to the tag falling away. You will need to apply this solution to the skin tag for a full 20 minutes, better yet half an hour. If you notice any skin irritation from the vinegar, discontinue your treatment.

3. Garlic

Another natural skin tonic than can potentially eliminate a skin tag is a tasty seasoning found in dishes from around the planet. Garlic has antibacterial and antifungal properties but is more important as an anti-inflammatory.

How To: Crushed garlic will need to be applied to your skin tag every day for two weeks. The crushed garlic will attempt to wither your skin tag until it has disappeared. With this in mind prepare a bandage that will hold the crushed garlic to the skin overnight. Take you time to plan this so you don’t roll around in garlic juice all night.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another important skin treatment that can address the issue with skin tags. Sometimes skin tags are caused by stress from friction, poor health or other issues. Coconut oil greatly improves the health of skin and even promotes more circulation of blood and oxygen as well as vital nutrients.

How To: Coconut oils also contains lauric acid which has benefits to treating some skin conditions but is mainly good as an antibacterial and antifungal. Because skin tags are not caused by bacteria or fungus, this treatment aims at improving the health of the skin and this may reduce the appearance of the skin tag.

5. Oil of Oregano

One of the more potent essential oils, there is some anecdotal evidence that suggests oregano essential oils will be the best option for knocking that skin tag from its spot. This essential oils is very potent so a good ration would be 1 or 2 drops to a tablespoon of carrier oil. Remember to try a small amount on your fore arm to ensure there is no irritation before applying to your skin tag.

How To: This treatment must be applied to your skin tag as many times as you’d like and allowed to dry with the air. Be careful about any skin irritations and allow skin to rest before attempting to apply another coat.

Final notes on Dealing with Skin Tags

As mentioned, some of the factors that contribute to the formation of skin tags can include physical contact or specific demands and strains on the body. By keeping the blood glucose level high and avoiding any consistent friction with any area of the skin you may have a chance to avoid this unsightly menace altogether.

In the end, if your skin tags seem to resist all of these efforts to remove them, there are some OTC methods of skin tag removal tht may interest you before you consider your dermatologist’s professional assistance. Of course, the professional route may offer a reduced risk of unpleasant side effects.

How To Remove Skin Tags At Home

Skin tags are common and are not dangerous, but most people still don’t like having them for cosmetic reasons. They can suddenly show up almost anywhere on the body, but the most common places they are found are on parts of the skin that rub against clothing. To call them tumors might incite fear, but they are entirely benign. Here we’ll take a look at some natural remedies to remove skin tags at home.

What Are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are a benign and non-cancerous type of tumor that grows from the skin. They are capable of showing up almost anywhere, but some common places include the armpits, the upper chest area, the eyelids, around the genitals, and the neck. Some of these can go unnoticed for a long time, but those that are in very noticeable places are often considered a nuisance.

There are times where the skin tags can suddenly fall off naturally and completely painlessly. If a skin tag is substantial, it might burst if it comes under a lot of pressure. The appearance of these tags can be irregular or smooth. Their color is typically that of skin, but some are a slightly darker brownish color.

What Causes Skin Tags?

It isn’t yet known the exact causes of skin tags. What is known is that there are certain types of people that are more likely to develop them than others. If someone has diabetes, they are more likely to get skin tags. As people become more and more overweight or obese, then they also increase their chances.

If someone in your family has skin tags, then genetics will make you more likely to get them. Also, some doctors suggest that undernourishment increases the chances. That is likely the reason that people who are overweight and obese get them. It may also be why those with diabetes get them. It is more likely that someone who is overweight consumes foods that increase levels of insulin and that have fewer nutritional components.

Skin Tags are also found in those who have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. If someone is insulin resistant, then they are more likely to develop. All of these factors demonstrate that proper nutrition and eating habits are essential if someone is trying to prevent the growth of skin tags.

Some medical professionals have concluded that when skin tags appear, the person is at a higher risk of having or developing insulin resistance. They may also be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Others are at risk of having metabolic syndrome.

Are Skin Tags A Problem?

Skin tags are not in themself a problem. Although they are a type of tumor, they are completely benign. The one thing to be careful about is not to just cut them off with a knife or scissors because this could cause bleeding, and it may leave a scar. There are far better ways of removing skin tags, whether naturally or by a doctor or at home.

Natural Remedies For Removing Skin Tags At Home

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar removes skin tags. This is a natural remedy that takes time. The way it works is by applying some apple cider vinegar to a cotton swab and then placing it firmly on the skin tag. You might need to use something to pinch it to hold it there, or you may even find that a rubber band or something similar can work to hold the swab on and then keep it there for 20 to 30 minutes. This will need to be repeated each day over a 10 to a 14-day timeframe. Overtime the acidity from the vinegar will cause the skin tag to break down and allow it to fall off.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural antifungal and antiviral. It’s entirely safe for use on the skin. To get the benefits of this remedy, you clean around the skin tag and then dip a Q-tip into the tea tree oil and apply the oil all over the skin tag. You will then take a band-aid and put it over the area and leave it overnight while you sleep. This process should be repeated every 4 to 7 days, and often the tag will completely dry out and fall off on its own.

3. Raw Garlic

Garlic is well known for helping skin and for its anti-aging qualities. This remedy requires that you crush some garlic and tape it with a bandage over the skin tag. You’ll then let it remain there during the night while sleeping. In the morning, remove the dressing and the garlic and wash the area. You’ll need to repeat this several times, and you’ll begin to notice that the skin tag starts to shrink, and it will ultimately disappear.

Other Products For Removing Skin Tags

1. Skin Tag Removal Cream

At many drugstores, there are kits that have a cream along with an applicator that can be used to remove the skin tags. Very often, it is only necessary to use the cream once to remove the tag successfully. The kit will come with instructions, and they will usually recommend that you clean the area with some alcohol before you use the cream. It is generally vital that the area can absorb the cream fully. It often causes a slight stinging feeling, and although you use the cream only once, it will take a couple of weeks before the tag falls off.

2. Dental Floss

This very often will require a device or the help of another person. It’s challenging and almost impossible to do by one’s self. The area should be cleaned well before applying the dental floss. Using the dental floss, you wrap it around the skin tag in a way that cuts off the blood flow. Once the skin tag has no blood flow to it, it will die and fall off. It is often necessary to retighten the dental floss once each day.

3. Over-The-Counter Freezing Kit

Liquid nitrogen is becoming very common, and it can be found in pharmacies and drugstores in the form of a freezing kit. A reasonably small amount can be used to remove a skin tag successfully. It is important that you carefully read the instructions and follow them to ensure success and to prevent any potential hazards. You may have to use it several times before you successfully remove the skin tag.

It’s essential to keep the spray from touching other parts of the skin. You might consider applying some petroleum jelly around the skin that does not have the skin tag but is close enough that you might get some of the nitrogen on it when spraying. It can protect that part of the skin from the nitrogen.

When Not To Use Natural And Home Remedies

Skin tags can show up in very sensitive areas of the body. When this is the case, then it may not be a good choice to use any of the home remedies or over the countermeasures mentioned above. Such situations include when the skin tags are very close to the eyes, in the area of a person’s genitals, or when they are extremely large or long.

If you find that you have some skin tags in these areas and you’re unsure whether or not you should use any home methods for removing them, then you should consult with a healthcare professional. They have a few straightforward ways that they can remove the skin tags. When you go to the doctor, they can typically remove the skin tags in mere moments, and you won’t have to repeat the visit.

The procedures can be done in the doctor’s office, and they are typically painless. The doctor may choose to cut it off or freeze it off, but they will do it in a way that’s completely safe and with little or no pain. It also means that the doctor is there so that if there are any concerns, then those can be addressed while at the visit.

One common procedure used by the doctor is cauterization. This is when heat is used to remove the tag from the body. A process called cryosurgery is another choice that utilizes liquid nitrogen. Similar to the home kits that can be purchased at drug stores, this will use nitrogen to freeze off the skin tag. The difference is that the doctor will usually be able to perform this procedure and completely remove the skin tag in one go.

It’s also possible that they can perform in-office surgery by sniping the tag off with surgical scissors. If the skin tag is big enough, this could end up resulting in the need for stitches. The other methods mentioned are the ones most commonly used by a doctor.

How Do You Remove Skin Tags At Home?

Skin tags are small fleshy soft growths that hang out from the skin. They are essentially like polyps or benign tumors but they are not a medical concern. For most people, however, they are a cosmetic concern. Here we’ll take a look at some methods for removing skin tags at home.

Are You Wondering If It’s Possible To Remove Skin Tags At Home?

Although skin tags are not a medical issue to be concerned with they are, for most people, unsightly. For this reason, the average person would want to remove them if it is possible. On the other hand, they may not want to go into the doctor or to pay for the cost of having them surgically removed, etc. That is why many people ask themselves the question and wonder if it’s possible to remove skin tags at home.

Most skin tags are located on parts of the body where it is definitely possible to use methods at home for their removal. Some, however, that are located in delicate areas such as the eyelids, may require special attention. If you have them around any delicate areas then you may want to consult with a healthcare professional before attempting to remove them.

If you have them in any of the other areas such as the arms are armpits, the neck, underneath the breast, or around the groin area, then it’s quite possible you can remove them yourself at home. The main thing is that you use methods that are safe and that will not be painful. It’s also helpful if you understand the signs and symptoms of skin tags as well as their causes and any risk factors associated with them.

What Are Some Of The Common Symptoms And Signs For Skin Tags?

The average skin tag is about ¾ of an inch to 1 inch but larger ones can be up to 2 inches. They are very often found on the arms and around the armpits and under the breasts. They also are very common on the neck area and around the groin. In many of those areas they are typically covered up by clothes but when they appear on the eyelids or around the eyes then they are often considered a cosmetic nuisance.

What Are The Risk Factors That Lead To Skin Tags?

Some reports suggest that women are more at risk for skin tags than men but other reports suggest that the development of this condition is fairly even across both genders. What is clear is that this is a condition that happens most often for those that are middle-aged and particularly with those who are overweight or obese. As someone ages, this is one of the most common conditions related to the skin and aging.

Something that is believed to increase the likelihood of developing skin tags is when the skin regularly rubs against jewelry or clothing. Since this happens with those that are overweight more than it does with someone who is an appropriate weight, it is believed that these two factors work together in the increased likelihood of developing this condition. Skin tags also tend to run in families and therefore risk factors can be genetically passed from one family member to another.

What Are The Most Common Conventional Treatments for This Condition?

The most traditional way of taking care of skin tags is by having a physician perform an in-office type of surgery to remove them. The doctor will use a scalpel to cut them off. A very basic anesthetic is applied topically and is used to make it a painless procedure. It’s quick and it can be done right in the doctor’s office.

Cryotherapy is a method where nitrogen is used to freeze off the skin tags. It is possible to do this method at home as well with a home kit but when it is done at the doctor’s office then the doctor is able to very carefully apply it and they get fairly immediate results. It is recommended to use this particular method when the skin tags are located around areas of the body where there is minimal hair.

A newer method is to use a laser to remove the skin tags. This is something that is used at spas and clinics. This procedure is considered to be largely safe and only mild anesthesia is applied topically to eliminate pain.

How To Remove Skin Tags At Home With Natural Treatments

It is important to understand that skin tags are attached to your body and have a supply of blood going to them. If you try to cut them off at home it can cause bleeding, pain, and it can result in scars. For this reason, you definitely want to be careful when using any type of methods for removing skin tags at home. It’s also possible under a worst-case scenario that cutting skin tags at home could result in infections.

It is, however, very possible to remove skin tags at home using natural treatments. The main thing is that you’re working with this condition in locations that are less sensitive. So if you have some skin tags that are around your underarms or just under your breasts then these can often be treated with home remedies. If you have some on your eyelids or around your eyes or other sensitive areas of your body then you may want to consult with a healthcare professional before trying to remove them on your own.


Applying some iodine on the skin tags can break down its cells. When using this method it will be very important for you to avoid getting the iodine on healthy skin. The reason is that it will also break down the cells of healthy skin. One way to counteract this possibility is to put on some coconut oil around the skin that you don’t want to get the iodine on. Using a cotton swab dipped in the iodine you then apply it to the skin tag. This should be done a couple of times a day until the skin tag simply falls off.

Vitamin E

This is something that has been used for quite some time and is good for building healthy skin. Try to find as good a quality of this oil as you can find and then apply it liberally to the skin tag. You will then cover the tag with some plastic wrap and then put a bandage over that. The oil will work on the skin tag during the night. Repeating this over a week or two will typically result in the skin tag falling away.

Baking Soda And Castor Oil

These two products have been used for generations for many different types of home remedies. When used together they can be an effective tool for removing skin tags at home. To use this remedy, you will need to mix one part baking soda together with two parts of castor oil. You will then apply that to the skin tag. Cover the tag with plastic wrap and then place a bandage over that to secure it to the body. Each morning you rinse the area off and then repeat the process each night until the tag falls off.

Oil Of Oregano

This is part of the mint family and can help fight fungal and bacterial infections and it improves skin issues. You will need to mix this oil with a carrier oil to make it safe to apply to your skin. You can use a couple of drops of coconut oil together with three or four drops of oregano oil and put that on the skin tag two to three times per day. Then cover the area with a bandage. If the area is irritated or has broken skin you should not use this remedy.

Home Prevention Methods

Once you have successfully removed your skin tags using these home methods you will want to begin to actively prevent their reoccurrence. One of the best things that you can do is to lose weight if you are overweight or obese. A healthy diet also helps considerably. Consuming more protein and healthy fats will be helpful. Reducing the amount of sugar that you consume as well as processed carbohydrates will also be helpful in the prevention of developing more skin tags.

Because this condition is associated closely with those who have insulin resistance and diabetes, eating a diet that helps control blood sugar and reduce insulin spikes is helpful. Reducing the amount of food such as breads, pasta, cakes, and other processed and junk food will reduce blood sugar levels. This, in turn, can greatly help to prevent recurring skin tags.

Some Precautions

If you notice that moles develop or the skin tags become discolored then you should seek the advice of a healthcare professional. It is very unusual that skin tags would result in any type of cancerous growth but it is better to be safe by checking with the physician if you notice anything unusual. Once you get the skin tags removed using the methods found above and you began eating healthier and get your weight in check, then you’ll likely find that you can prevent much of the re-occurrence that might otherwise happen.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Tags

Here are some frequently asked questions about skin tags and moles and how to get rid of them.

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Remove Skin Tags?

How Do You Stop A Skin Tag Bleeding?

Will Wart Remover Remove Skin Tags?

Why Am I Getting Skin Tags On My Neck?

Do Skin Tag Removers Work On Moles?

What Happens If You Cut Off A Skin Tag?

Are Mole Removal Pens Safe?

What Is The Best Skin Tag And Mole Remover Products?

What Is The Best Mole And Skin Tag Removal Pen?

How do skin tags form?

How to remove skin tags naturally?

How to get rid of skin tags fast?

What do skin tags look like?

How to get rid of skin tags on eyelids?

How to get rid of skin tags under armpits?

What cause skin tags to grow?

Freezing skin tags – how long to fall off?

How to get skin tags off?

Why do I have skin tags?

What are skin tags caused from?


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The Technology Behind Mole & Skin Tag Removal Pens

Moles and skin tags appear on both men and women. Moles are growths in the skin made of pigment-producing cells and appear virtually anywhere on the body, either in groups or alone. Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that stick out on a thin stem. They usually appear on the neck, upper trunk, armpits, and body folds.

Skin tags are both completely painless and harmless but generally don’t look so attractive. The appearance of skin tags is why you may want to remove them, especially in visible places. Fortunately, it is possible to remove moles or skin tags without too much difficulty.

Before you remove a mole, you are advised to check with a dermatologist that it is not a harmful mole.

Why Remove Moles or Skin Tags?

Moles and skin tags don’t require treatment in most instances. However, you may still want to remove them because they are causing you discomfort when they get caught in your jewelry or when they rub against your clothing or purely for cosmetic reasons.

If you have a mole or skin tag that looks different from your other moles or skin tags, you need to check with your doctor. The doctor might have to do a biopsy of the mole or skin tag, which involves removing it and sending it to a laboratory for testing.

Removing Moles and Skin Tags At Home

Home remedies, such as using pastes or lotions to remove moles or nail clippers to cut off skin tags can cause infection, bleeding, and scarring. It is because of this risk that most medical professionals recommend visiting a doctor’s office to get moles or skin tags removed.

It might not be advisable to try removing moles and skin tags yourself at home using household tools such as knives and scissors. However, you can still remove moles and skin tags safely at home without a doctor’s appointment if you are using a specialized tool.

The most popular solutions include at-home mole and skin tag removal pens, creams, and other topical treatments. Mole and skin tag removal pens are some of the most effective solutions for getting rid of moles and skin tags and are safe if used correctly. This is why you are advised not to just use a random knife or scissors for skin tags, but to use a skin tag remover tool.

Mole and Skin Tag Removal Pens Technology

Mole and skin tag removal pens do the same thing and use more or less the same technology. They have a small needle or a variety of needles for different applications that heat up. The Spot Blaster Pro and the Spot Eraser Pro are examples of these.

When applied to the mole or skin tag you would like to remove, the pen cauterizes the area. This approach prevents the area from bleeding, but a small scab usually forms. The method is not only great for removing moles and skin tags, but also freckles, age spots, and even small tattoos.

The scab will shed, and there will be clear skin where there previously was a mole or skin tag. For most moles and skin tags, a single treatment is sufficient, but you might need to do it again if you did not use a high enough setting.

Things to Consider When Buying Mole and Skin Tag Removal Pens

If you are thinking about buying a mole or skin tag removal pen, you need to consider the following:

Ease of Use:

Not everyone is a professional when it comes to using mole or skin tag removal pens. That’s why you should only choose a mole and skin tag removal pen that’s easy to use. If it is easy to use, you can use it regularly and enjoy the benefits.

Types of Problems It Can Solve:

The vast majority of mole and skin tag removal pens remove moles and skin tags as well as other kinds of skin imperfections. It is preferable to choose a device that can remove as many types of blemishes as possible.


It is always important to consider the working mechanism when choosing a mole or skin tag removal pen. The power levels can vary from one device to the next, which is why you need to consider the working mechanism.

Accessories Included:

You should always consider the accessories that are included. This will help to choose the right one for you. In particular, you should check to ensure that the package contains multiple needles. The needles are significant when it comes to removing skin imperfections.

Mole Removal Pen Instructions:

The mole or skin tag removal pen should come with clear instructions on how to use it. If it is used correctly, then it shouldn’t cause unnecessary damage to the skin. If the product comes with instructions that are not clear or none at all, you can check for videos online to walk you through the process.

When it comes to choosing the right mole and skin tag removal pen for your needs, it is important to keep the factors above in mind. If you do that, it will be easier for you to choose the best product for the best results. We recommend the Tommy Timmy Mole Removal Pen.

How to Use Mole and Skin Tag Removal Pens Correctly

1. Read Instructions First:

You must first read the instructions provided with the pen thoroughly and research everything you don’t understand. Understanding the process is critical to mole and skin tag removal as well as preventing unnecessary damage to the skin.

2. Practice First:

If this is your first time using a mole and skin tag removal pen, you may want to practice using it on something else besides your skin. A banana peel is a suggested surface to start to get a feel for its operation before using it on your skin.

3. Start on the Lowest Setting First:

If you feel that the lowest setting is not sufficient enough, you can move to the next setting.

Final Thoughts

Mole and skin tag removal pens are incredibly useful tools for getting rid of skin blemishes. Now that you know all about the technology behind these pens, important considerations when making a purchase, and how to use the devices correctly, you can buy your own mole removal pen and enjoy smoother and better-looking skin.

Spot Blaster Pro Review From Tommy Timmy

The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro (also known as Spot Eraser Pro, Skin Tag Remover, Spot Pen Pro, and Mole Remover Pen) is a mole and skin tag remover. It is known as the best skin tag removal pen, and it uses the latest generation of Nano Accessories. In this Spot Blaster Pro review, we’ll go over the main points.

How Does The Spot Eraser Pro Work?

The mole removal pen works directly over the affected areas by producing a high-frequency and low-temperature plasma.

After you have cleaned the unit and the area you wish to treat with alcohol, all you need to do is adjust the Mole Remover Pen to the level that matches your requirements. You will then evenly and gently sweep over any skin tags or other blemishes you would like to remove.

Skin tags can appear almost anywhere on the body, although it is usually the face or the trunk of the body.

This simple process offers a way to remove several unsightly skin problems such as dark spots, skin tags, freckles, birthmarks, skin pigmentation, age spots, and even thin and small tattoos. The skin tag removal device is easy to use and light to hold, and designed to be used safely at home.

Top Advantages Of The Spot Blaster Pro:

1. Extremely Affordable

The official website for the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro offers a significant discount if you purchase their skin tag removal pen. You can also take advantage of the free shipping option made available through USPS. If you were to have just one visit to a dermatologist, it would cost more than purchasing this mole remover. Also, you can continue to use the Spot Blaster Pro for many years on many skin tags and moles.

2. Effectively Removes All Blemishes From Your Skin

Thanks to the unique and innovative way that this Plasma Pen works, you can use it to effectively remove skin tags, red spots, brown spots, moles, cysts, small tattoos, and more. This spot removal pen features three adjustable modes with three different levels of intensity. The lowest level is effective for freckles and spots, while the strongest level is best for skin tags and moles.

Skin Blemishes
It is unusual to have naturally beautiful skin. Often blemishes are what give us our personality.

3. Uses Electric Ion Technology

The Spot Blaster Pro adopts electric-ion carbonation. This is a high-tech function that assists this device by removing spots without damaging or causing harm to the surrounding skin. The pain is minimal (if at all), and there is no bleeding. The latest generation of plasma technology uses a high frequency and low temperature.

4. Portable And Easy To Recharge

This spot remover pen is similar in size to an average banana. The compact size means you can take your device with you wherever you go. It also comes with its USB charging cable, which will fit into any USB port, including phone and computer chargers.

Easily Rechargeable
The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro can easily be charged from any phone charger.

5. Detailed And Clear Instructions

The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro is a very easy-to-use device. Yet, it is still important that the user knows that they are using the tool correctly to achieve favorable results. The manufacturer has ensured that the instruction manual covers all the information needed to safely and effectively use the spot eraser pro for their skin.

6. Safe And Easy To Use From Home

Here are some of the benefits of the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro:

Comfortable And Safe

The Spot Eraser is one of the fastest and most convenient methods to remove flat moles, age spots, and freckles without any adverse side effects. Using this spot remover will result in safely and quickly removing any blemish from your skin without experiencing the common side effects associated with results from medical cosmetic procedures.

Convenient And Reliable

This Plasma Pen comes with three scan-spot adjustable power outputs with three intensity levels. The lower level is ideal for removing blemishes such as dark spots and freckles, while the strongest level works efficiently for removing skin tags or flat moles.

Innovative Ion Technology

The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro adopts an electric-ion carbonation function that works on totally removing spots without pain, bleeding, or harming or damaging the skin.

Wireless Operation

The device is wireless and uses the latest generation of plasma-micro discharge technology, which produces a high frequency at a low temperature.

High Frequency At Low Temperature
The Spot Blaster Pro works at a low temperature but with a high frequency.

Multiple Uses

You can use this Plasma Pen for removing many different blemishes. This includes pigments, freckles, spots, dark, red, and aging spots. You can also use this versatile device to lighten areas and visibly reduce skin pores. This pen is easy to carry around and can be used safely from the comfort of your own home.

Primary Features Of Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro:

  • Improves the skin on your face and your body.
  • The microcomputer control is not only fast but also convenient.
  • You can use the device for as long as 5 hours before having to recharge.
  • Easy to carry and operate.
  • Built-in 2000mAh lithium-ion battery.
  • The USB charging design.

7. Permanent And Fast To Remove Your Skin Tags

When it comes to removing a mark anywhere on your body, it can take anything from a couple of minutes to half an hour. The time taken will depend on the type of blemish and also the size. Once the blemish is removed, it is removed permanently, so you won’t have to worry about any skin tag or mole returning.

8. Outstanding Customer Feedback For Spot Blaster Pro

To date, tens of thousands of the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro units have been sold. There are already thousands of testimonials from satisfied customers. Many of the existing customers return to purchase a second or even third unit as gifts for family members or friends.

9. 60 Day Money Back Guarantee On Spot Blaster Pro

The manufacturer is so confident in the Tommy Timmy Pro Blaster Pro that they offer their customers the opportunity to try out the product for an impressive 60 days. The Spot Eraser Pro or this guarantee is NOT available from Amazon as it is an exclusive manufacturer guarantee when you purchase direct. If you feel like the device is not working for you or has failed to do what it has promised, the company is happy to provide you with a refund. They will even refund your shipping costs.

Conclusion About Improving Your Skin At Home

This Spot Blaster Pro Review has shown that the Tommy Timmy Pro Blaster Pro is a painless way to remove blemishes from your skin from home safely. This means that you can avoid those costly visits to your dermatologist and enjoy one of the fastest and newest technologies to remove any skin tag, small tattoos, age spots, moles, and even warts.

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This $50 Hack Gets Rid of Skin Tags Naturally

Get rid of skin tags naturally.

Skin tags are a common unsightly wart-like skin condition that results in the emergence of small, skin-colored growths on various parts of the skin. If you’ve never heard of skin tags, chances are you’ve never had any, or you don’t know that’s what they’re called.

Skin tags are soft to the touch and occur mainly around the neck, breasts, armpits, and groin area. Skin tags have many similarities with warts, but skin tags grow out and away from the skin.

What causes skin tags?

Doctors have never been able to find the exact cause of skin tags, but:

  • Friction caused by skin rubbing against skin plays a huge role since most skin tags occur where skin folds, such as armpits, neck, groin, or eyelids.
  • Aging is also a contributing factor as skin tags are known to be common skin ailments that come with age.
  • Genetics can also be a contributing factor. If a family member has them, you are at a higher risk of getting them.
  • People who are overweight may be more likely to get skin tags, likely due to skin rubbing against the skin.

Skin tags are quite common, and even though they are harmless, they may cause a decrease in confidence due to their unsightly appearance.

Luckily, you can easily remove skin tags at home naturally or even use specialized tools that are available to buy.

If you want to remove skin tags using natural products, there are many things you can try. Some of them include tying a string tightly around the skin tag to cut off blood supply till it dies or applying apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, oil of oregano, liquid iodine, castor oil, or baking soda to the skin tag daily until it falls off.

All these methods may work, but if you want a fast, sure way to get rid of skin tags, try the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro.

The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro

get rid of skin tags naturally with this $50 hack

How the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro works to remove skin tags

The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro adopts high tech, electric ion carbonation function, which ensures it removes skin tags without hurting your normal skin. There is no bleeding involved, and you’ll feel little to no pain at all. The pen uses the latest plasma micro discharge technology, which has high frequency and low temperature.

The unique way this device works can help you get rid of skin tags, warts, brown spots, moles, cysts, and a lot more. The Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro can be adjusted to three levels of power which you can choose depending on the size and number of skin tags you need to remove.

Why use the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro?

People with a skin tag problem are loving the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro for many reasons.

  • It is easy to use, and you don’t need help or supervision to use it
  • It can remove hundreds of skin tags, moles, and warts
  • It’s virtually painless
  • You use it from the privacy of your own home
  • It comes with clear and detailed instructions, and if you ever experience difficulties, you can get help through 24/7 phone or email customer support
  • It’s portable and can be recharged easily using a USB cable
  • At just $50, the Tommy Timmy Spot Blaster Pro is a cost-effective solution for the permanent removal of skin tags.

Can you cut off a skin tag?


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.