Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions we receive most often about using Cryotag Skin Tag Remover.
If you still have questions, please get in touch!
- When should I not use Cryotag skin tag remover?
- When you have or if you ever had any type of skin cancer.
- When you have or have had any skin lesion diagnosed as pre-cancerous, whatever the location on your body.
- On skin growths that are not skin tags such as moles, birthmarks, dark-coloured, hairy or any unusual-looking skin conditions.
- If you are diabetic, have poor blood circulation, have been diagnosed with blood conditions affected by extreme cold or have a weakened immune system, or if you have a bleeding problem.
- If you are under 18 years old, as it’s uncertain how it will affect you.
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding as it is uncertain how Cryotag might affect you. Please go and see your doctor if you would like to treat.
- On the following locations: on eyes, eyelids, face, lips, or inside your mouth, nose, anus, genitals, buttocks or lips.
- On irritated or infected skin with signs of redness, itching or swelling.
- How many Cryotag applications do I need for treatment of a skin tag?
Usually only one application is needed and the skin tag will fall off within 2 weeks. Some skin tags may require additional applications. You can treat the skin tag again up to 4 times.
- How fast is skin tag removal with Cryotag?
In most cases, skin tags will fall off within 2 weeks, following one treatment*. If the skin tag has not fallen after 2 weeks, you can treat the skin tag again. However do not treat a skin tag more than 4 times.
- If I have more than one skin tag, can I treat them all at once?
If the skin tags are not in the same location area, you can treat them at the same time. However, you can only treat one skin tag per location on your body at one time.
- What should I do if the skin tag has not been removed after 2 weeks?
You can freeze your skin tag again a further 3 times with a 2 week interval between each treatment.
If you skin tag hasn’t fallen off after 4 treatments, please consult your GP.
- What is the minimum age for using Cryotag?
Cryotag is suitable for individuals aged 18 and over.
- Does Cryotag cause pain or discomfort during skin tag removal?
During or immediately after the treatment, a slight aching or stinging sensation might occur as a result of the freezing. However this will disappear once the applicator is removed or shortly afterwards.
- Are there any side effects after using Cryotag?
There are a few possible side effects using Cryotag.
- Within a few days of the treatment, a blister may form. Do not puncture it as it could create an infection. It’s best to keep the treated area clean.
- A stinging, itching or aching feeling may occur during or immediately after the treatment but this will disappear gradually.
- The freezing treatment may cause a change in skin colour. Dark colours might become lighter or light colours may become red or darker in appearance. However, this will disappear with time.
Please read the instructions leaflet carefully for more details.
- Where can I buy Cryotag skin tag removal device?
Cryotag skin tag remover is available in Boots stores as well as online at Boots.com and on Amazon.co.uk. For more information, please see the Where To Buy page.
- Can I take a shower or bathe or swim after a treatment with Cryotag?
- How should I store Cryotag?
Like every other aerosol container, Cryotag must be kept away from heat and not exposed to temperatures exceeding 50°C. For more details, please read the instruction leaflet.
- How do skin tags develop?
Nobody really knows. Anyone can develop skin tags, but they’re most common in middle-aged and older adults, overweight people and diabetics. Some people develop them for no apparent reason.
Skin tags tend to grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing.
- What's in the canister?
The canister contains a mixture of dimethyl ether, isobutane and propane.