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- What is a Skin Tag?
A Skin Tag is a small soft hanging piece of skin. It consists of a core of fibers and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells, and a covering or epidermis. It can appear anywhere on the skin, and everywhere. It is usually very small and can't be seen unless you look very closely, however, some are pretty large and can be well seen. It normally appears in the areas where skin rubs against skin or rubs against clothes. That's why you mostly find it in the groin area, neck or armpits.
Other names for the skin tag are an acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, cutaneous tag, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molluscum, fibroma pendulum, soft fibroma, and Templeton skin tags.
Somethings to know about Skin Tags
They are benign skin tumors.
- They are NOT dangerous, unless infection case.
- They have numerous ways to remove including medical procedures.
- They usually occur in skin folds, that's why obese people tend to have them when they lose weight.
- Many people have skin tags and never knew, they often just rub off and fall painlessly from the body
Removal of Skin Tags
As mentioned before Skin Tags are NOT dangerous, and many people don't even know they have them.
However, in some cases, skin tags form clusters especially around the neck and under the areas of the armpits.
So, if it makes you uncomfortable or self-conscious you should consider removing it.
Removing skin tags Must be done properly otherwise you're risking making it worse, or even the risk of catching an infection.
That's why the most popular choice is Freezing skin Tags.
Freezing Skin Tags
You can either go to the Doctor to have your skin tag removed via Freezing, or you can do it at home using Dr Scholl’s Freeze Away product.
However, you must know, that if the tag is located in a sensitive area or an area that's difficult to reach, it's always better to go see a doctor.
Freezing Skin Tags by a Doctor
There is no denying that removing tags via a Doctor will always be the safest choice. Also, the simplest, as it will only take you one visit to remove the tag (unless of course there are complications or any medical advice to re-do the procedure which is decided by your Doctor)
When you visit a Doctor, they use Liquid Nitrogen in the procedure. Liquid Nitrogen is a colorless Super Cool fluid that is kept at a temperature of -196 degrees Celsius, or -321 degrees. That very low temperature allows it to freeze the skin tag and skin around it when applied. That done, the skin tag and that small part of the skin around it will not receive any oxygen or neuro-signals from the body. When a body cell doesn't receive oxygenated blood (blood containing oxygen) it dies.
Liquid Nitrogen is applied using special medical tweezers that are relatively small in size. That size allows the Doctor to target the required specific area without damaging healthy skin.
The procedure is mostly very easy and smooth it is done without the use of anesthesia, however, in some cases the use of anesthesia is required where the cluster of tags is very large.
Freezing Skin Tags at Home
Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away is the best treatment to remove skin tags at home. It comes in a box containing 7 treatments, in most cases for tags under 5 mm you won't need all the 7 to remove your tag. It's Doctor-Proved, thus it's safe to apply the product to your skin.
It's a safe method to remove skin tags as long as you follow instructions to the point. If you have trouble understanding these instructions please visit your local doctor.
It's most important when you choose your product that it's a proven product that's well known and Doctor-Proven. Especially if you're removing a skin tag from sensitive areas as the penis or vaginal areas. Stay away from unproven methods as it can do you more harm than good, risking catching and infection.
Risks of Freezing Skin Tags
There are no significant risks associated with Freezing Skin tags Removal, the only factors to be considered are minor such as red skin or irritation that can go for only a few days, however, if you catch any of these symptoms consult with your local clinic at once, better be safe than sorry.
These risks are downsized to a minimum in case you decided to go visit your Doctor to remove the tags or by using a Doctor-Proven product.