Acrochordons, more commonly known as skin tags are growths that hang on the skin especially on the neck and under the breast as well as around the groin, chest, nose and armpits – normally the same color as that of your skin. Although common and generally harmless, skin tags (just like warts) give the skin an often irritating, unsightly appearance that takes a toll on your self-esteem and confidence about your looks.
Virtually everybody can develop them without any reason but prevalence has been noted amongst pregnant women, diabetes patients, women and the elderly. Scientists have linked the tendency of their growth with the rubbing of skin against skin or clothing. As such it comes as no surprise that excess folds of skin in children and general obesity will also trigger skin tags.
Eliminating Skin Tags
Skin tags may not be easy to prevent but their removal is quite easy. A myriad of methods are available, from home remedies to the use of over the counter products cosmetics and even surgery. All one really has to do is figure out what best suits them.
Top on the long list of available products is Revitol skin tag remover. It continues to cause ripples on the online market. Its producer (Revitol), torts it a groundbreaking discovery of a homeopathic and all natural product with a 100% guarantee of complete removal. Unlike other products which are merely salicylic acid packaged and sold as removers, it contains natural extracts of Thujaoccidentalis functions to remove skin tags from the core. It has not only been proven to be effective for all skin types but is also easy to apply and works within days without any side effects. With the Revitol skin tag remover, you will not get any pain or scarring that may be experienced in other methods of removal. It is indeed the reason there are great testimonies on the effectiveness of this product. All you have to do is follow the instructions and be patient to wait for the results.
The other product that will definitely do the trick is Amolis Natural Skin Tag remover. This is an equally potent organic formula that will eradicate skin tags within days and save you that trip to the dermatologist. Its cutting edge also lies in its herbal nature as it makes it safe and gentle on your skin. Follow the simple directions given carefully and you are sure to witness amazing results in as little as four days. Moreover, consumers have commended Amolis Oil from its impeccable customer service with prompt response to any queries.
For those looking for remedies for skin tag removal at home, there are just as many options at your disposal including but not limited to Oregano oil, Black Walnut Hull, Tea Tree Oil, Dandelion Stem Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Fig Stem Juice, Pineapple Juice, Garlic, Cauliflower, Castor Oil, Onion Juice and even banana peel.
Tea Tree Oil
This has its origin in ancient China who capitalized on its antibacterial and antifungal properties to painlessly cure skin tags. Pour tea tree oil drops onto a wet clean cotton ball and use it to massage the skin tag three times a day to achieve the best results. Care however has to be taken not to ingest it as it could lead to vomiting and diarrhea.
This will get rid of your skin tags in at least 2-4 weeks. It contains arvacrol, thymol and other components that have phernolicterpenoids components with antibacterial properties. Mix it with coconut oil (Make sure you dilute it with its carrier oil i.e. coconut oil to avoid getting red skin marks) and apply on the affected area thrice daily.
Dandelion Stem Juice
Believe it or not dandelion juice, in addition to liver diseases also naturally treats skin tags. Apply the milky liquid squeezed from its stem and leaves on the skin tag and let it dry. Within 3 – 4 days, the skin tag becomes black and falls off. Take care to confirm with your physician that you are not allergic to this product and its related components before you try this natural cure.
Black Walnut Hull
This is a very effective tonic for various skin diseases such as ringworm, warts, moles as well as skin tags. It is believed to contain a natural ingredient called Juglone which stimulates the body to reject any unwanted skin cells and tissues making them fall off. You can make water based or alcohol based tincture out of it depending on how sensitive you skin is. The water based one is more suitable if you have sensitive skin.
To make your own tincture for skin tag removal at home, make a solution of walnut husks and grain alcohol in a jar and let it stand for 48 hours. Afterwards, you can apply your home-made tincture 2 -3 times daily on your skin tag. Ensure to handle the walnuts with plastic gloves lest it stains your hands and clothes. Also, pregnant women should seek their doctors’ advice before considering this cure.
Bloodroot paste can be used extra cautiously (as a last minute resort in view of the many safer options available) and is sure to treat warts and skin tags. Also used for skin cancer, bloodroot eats away the unwanted cells thereby treating the skin tags. The disadvantage however, is that it eats way the healthy cells as well. As such, caution has to be taken not to overdo it or use it for long periods of time irrespective of the progress observed. Apply a little amount of bloodroots paste on your skin tag and cover with a bandage for 2 hours twice daily. Remove the bandage and thoroughly rinse the skin. Soon you skin tag will fall off.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is a very popular and effective tonic that guarantees complete removal of skin tags. Use lukewarm water with soap to wash off your skin. Soak cotton wool in the vinegar and apply on the affected area at least thrice daily. A stinging sensation due to the acidity of the vinegar may be felt but this goes away after a short while.
Dermatologists and skin tags
Consulting your dermatologist is an equally viable option if home-made remedies are not your thing and especially if the affected area becomes inflamed. This is quite a simple procedure that involves using an anesthesia to numb the area near the skin tag after which, a scalpel is used to clip the skin tag away.
Attempting this “surgery” at home may turn out unpleasantly painful but if you insist, then try to use ice cubes to numb the area before trying anything.
Dermatologists also use what they call cryotherapy to remove skin tags. Liquid nitrogen can, for instance be used to freeze them out. A physician can also use electro-surgery (electrolysis) to achieve the same end
Specialists in this area will tell you that radio surgery also known as radio-wave surgery removes skin tags and moles with very little or no scarring. A visit to your physician’s office will involve a 30 minute procedure where a radio frequency current through a wire is used to sculpture the skin tag way in at least 30 minutes.
This is a better alternative over electro-laser surgery as there is less tissue damage due to the low temperature of the frequency waves used. The skin tag lesion is therefore extracted using extreme precision ensuring the safety of the patient.
So there you have it. There are numerous approaches on how to remove skin tags that have been troubling your mind.
The choice is yours!!