Updated: Sep 24
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags (acrochordons) are noncancerous and don’t get bigger or change over time. Cells overgrow in the top layers of the skin. Sometimes, they are darker and may resemble a raised mole. The friction of the skin rubbing against itself causes them to develop. They are common in pregnant mothers and overweight people with skin folds. Older people, type 2 diabetes patients, high cholesterol and human papillomavirus (HPV) also have it. Certain genetic disorders like Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome and tuberous sclerosis may have a predisposition to skin tags.
See a health care practitioner if a skin tag increases in size, becomes painful and bleeds, or you suddenly develop multiple skin tags.
Skin tags will shrink and may go away on their own after the mother gives birth. For others who are stuck with them:
I’m demonstrating a simple technique to remove skin tags. It requires a good eye and a steady hand. I tied dental floss around the bottom of some skin tags. I did five. They slowly fade up due to lack of blood flow. Healing time depends on the health and activity level of the treated individual. I eliminated Four of them successfully. One of them lost the dental floss for some reason or another. Suppose anyone would like me to treat their skin tags because they can’t reach them or don’t have anyone to do it for them. Let me know. Other skin tags may grow back after removal in the same spot. If you develop other skin tags in the same place after removal, you may be prone to having them in that area.
Other methods include freezing them with liquid nitrogen or cauterizing them. Don’t ever cut them off. They will bleed, and infection may set in.