Skin tags may look annoying and awful. Most of its treatments are painful and expensive. But, in this article, I will tell you the best and painless way to remove skin tags at home easily.
What is a Skin tag?
A skin tag is a small tag (benign) of skin, which may have a stalk. They look like a small piece of soft skin that is hanging to that part of the skin. Skin tags are also known as cutaneous papilloma, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, soft fibroma, Templeton skin tags and acrochordon. Skin tags may appear in any part of the skin or in any area where the skin is being rubbed together, such as:
-Under the breast
Skin tags are benign and are non-cancerous tumours, which do not cause any harm. They also not show any symptoms, as they are being appeared by continuous rubbing or scratching of the skin, as it may happen with clothes, jewellery or shaving.
Skin tags are composed of nerve cells, fat cells, covering or epidermis or a core of the fibres and ducts. The surface of the skin is smooth and fleshy coloured or slightly brown. Skin tags have a very irregular appearance.
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Size of Skin tags:
Initially, skin tags are small and flattened. But, they may grow in size with the passage of time. Skin tags normal size range from 2 mm to 1 cm. Sometimes, their size reaches up to 5 cm.
What causes Skin tags?
Skin tags are very common and every person can have it. Normally they appear after the midlife. Generally, they are caused by blood vessels and collagen, which are folded in the thick layer of skin. They appear when there is continuous rubbing in any area of the body.
Skin tags’ risk factors:
There are some diseases which cause skin tags. Here are some diseases which act as a risk factor in the matter of skin tags. If you have a high number of skin tags than normal, it can be the sign of some diseases which are causing skin tags in large number.
Skin tags are common in people who are suffering from these diseases mentioned as under:
– Over weighted and obese people, as they have more skin folds and creases.
– People who are suffering from diabetes
– Pregnancy- because of hormonal changes
– People who have papillomavirus (low-risk HPV-6)
– Sex steroid imbalance- the disturbing level of estrogen and progesterone
Skin tags may appear due to hypertension, high cholesterol level or high blood pressure. Excessive Skin tags can also be a sign of the increased risk of atherosclerosis or cardiovascular diseases.
Skin Tags removal or treatment:
Skin tags are usually proved harmless, their removal is very painful. But, I will later tell you the best and painless way to remove skin tags at home. Here is some other different painful way to remove your skin tags. People tend to remove skin tags for cosmetic reasons, from the face or from shaving under the armpit. Following some painful procedures to remove skin tags are as under:
Cryosurgery: In this treatment, the skin tag is being frozen using a probe which contains liquid nitrogen.
Cauterization: Using the process of electrolysis, the skin tag is burned off (by heat).
Excision: A scalpel is used in this removal treatment. It is cut out in this process.
Ligation: In this process, the blood supply to skin tag is stopped.
If the skin tag is near to the eye margin as it is a very sensitive area, the removal treatment can only be done by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist doctor).
Best And Painless Way To Remove Skin Tags At Home:
Now, I will tell you the best and painless way to remove skin tags at home. All you need is the patience of up to 2 weeks maximum. There will be no pain in this process along not any harm to your skin. The best point is that it will also not leave a scar of it. Just follow a few easy steps:
1. Take a long, strong single hair strand, so that it should not easily be broken.
2. Now, wherever you have a skin tag; tie this hair around that skin tag. Tie 2 knots of hair.
3. Cut off the excessive hair. That’s it.
Just wait for 2 weeks to fall it off. In four to five days it will be dead and blackish in colour. The duration will depend on the size of your skin tag. It can take a longer time to fall off, all you need is to take care that the hair is tied properly. Just try it. And, I will bet that you will surely like this treatment for the removal of skin tags.featured image source: https://post.healthline.com/