Skin tags are not dangerous, which is a relief! As around fifty percent of us are likely to deal with them. You may have skin tags and want them gone. This is perfectly normal, and there are many options for you to get rid of skin tags.
What are Skin Tags?
Most often, they are found in the folds of our skin. Thus, they are thought to be caused by obesity, diabetes, tight clothing in those prone to skin tags, and excess hormone buildup.
Did you know, skin tags are benign tumors of the skin. Which, sounds scary but they almost never test them after removal. You should know, they are such a common occurrence, removal is a routine thing.
What are Removal Options?
You have several removal options for skin tags. The most common include; cutting them off, freezing them off, or burning them off. Of course, do these things only at a doctors office. Therefore you will want to consult a plastic surgeon to minimize scaring.
You can also try to remove them at home. The reportedly most effective treatment is to get pure tea tree oil. Add a drop to an adhesive bandage like a band-aid. Put this bandage in direct contact with the skin tag. You want to ensure as much contact with the tea tree oil as possible. You need to change this bandage twice daily if possible (at least one time per day to make it work) for 30 days or until the skin tag falls off.
How To Prevent Skin Tags
You know they can come back. So, take steps to minimize this happening. First, if you are overweight now you have a very good reason to get your weight under control! Second, avoid wearing clothing that will rub and constrict you. Third, take good care of yourself and your skin.
Though it may seem like common sense knowledge. You would be surprised at how many people do not take good care of themselves. Now, you may find it difficult to keep up in this fast paced world. Don’t worry, our site is filled with articles that will help you get on the right track!