Skin tags are one of the skin problems most people complain about. Skin tags become apparent as people age because these skin growths are caused by frequent friction of skin against skin. And so, skin tags develop in parts of the body that has creases, because creases cause skin friction. The neckline, on or above the eyelids, under the breast, under the arms, groins, and sometimes in the genital area are the body parts that people watch out for the growth of skin tags. Most of our elders have skin tags, because this skin growth is also associated with age. Obesity is also a common risk factor in developing skin tags. Minimal cases of diabetes and pregnancy can also cause this skin growth.
Skin tags are benign tumors. As long as they don’t frequently bleed or turn into multi-color, they are harmless and not painful at all. Although skin tags are completely safe, there are instances when people feel pain or see redness in them. Since skin tags are hanging flesh-colored stalk-like skin growths, they protrude and get in the way of people’s everyday life. Some accidentally brush, shave, twist, or rub the skin tags. Also, when they appear on the face, people who have them feel less comfortable and confident about how they look. Especially when one has genital skin tags, he or she is reluctant at having sexual activities with his or her partner. In summary, skin tags threaten the physical and psychological characteristic of a person.
Because of the problems caused by skin tags, there have been skin tag removal treatments that dermatologists researched and developed including the use of a skin tag removal instrument. There are natural remedies of getting rid of skin tags like using oil or organic herbs. But, in terms of technology, there are in-patient treatments as well. A skin tag removal instrument sounds a little intimidating. Maybe you are wondering about how high-tech or gigantic this instrument can be, even associating it with X-ray machines or other medical instrument. Here is a home version that works without having to have a dermatological instrument.
In fact, the instrument I’m referring to is a small nontoothed forcep called a hemostat. The hemostat is used in cryotherapy, a skin tag removal treatment carried out by a dermatologist. In cryotherapy, the skin tags are being freeze using a liquid nitrogen. The hemostat is dipped in a liquid nitrogen for 15 minutes. Then, the hemostat with liquid nitrogen on it must gently grasp the base of the skin tag. It is crucial to not let the liquid nitrogen touch the skin of an unaffected area. The patient may feel mild stinging sensation for a few seconds. After one week of the first session, the skin tags will naturally fall off. Don’t worry, because it is proven that this treatment do not leave scars.