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How to remove skin tags

Though skin tags are harmless, many people find them annoying or unsightly. Below you will find different methods of how to remove skin tags, including how to remove skin tags at home easily and safely with Cryotag.

Can I remove a skin tag myself?

Yes, it is possible to remove a skin tag yourself. Make sure that you buy a reputable product such as Cryotag Skin Tag Remover, and follow the instructions carefully. Depending on the location of the skin tag, you may find it easier to have someone to help you – for example if it is located under your arm.

Are there remedies for skin tag removal at home?

Yes, there are remedies for skin tag removal at home. You can buy skin tag remover in Boots, and there are also products available online such as Amazon. Make sure that you buy from a reputable retailer, and look for the CE mark which ensures that the product conforms to health, safety and environmental standards within Europe. Look for a skin tag remover which is clinically proven, which means that verified trials have taken place to ensure that the product is safe and works effectively.

Skin tag removal cream

There are a number of skin tag removal creams which are available online. However, many of these contain no active ingredients. At the time of writing, none of the creams that are currently available have any clinical evidence to show that they will effectively remove a skin tag.

Skin tag removal by the NHS

If you have any health concerns about your skin tag, then you should consult your doctor. However, skin tag removal is regarded as cosmetic surgery which is rarely available through the NHS. So if you want to have your skin tag removed by a doctor, you are likely to have to pay to have it done privately.

Skin tag removal kits

There are a number of types of skin tag removal kit available on the market. Cryotag is a clinically proven skin tag removal kit which contains a freezing device and 12 applicators for up to 12 skin tag treatments. There are also tweezers in the kit to ensure you can get a firm grip on the skin tag and target it precisely. It can treat small to large skin tags from 2mm to 6mm so there is no need to buy 2 different products if you have different skin tag sizes.

Online there are also a number of kits using different technologies, but do make sure that you use a kit which has been clinically proven and has the CE mark to ensure it was been approved by the relevant European authority.

Skin tag removal patches

Skin tag removal patches are special plasters which fit over a skin tag. Usually there is medication on the plaster which comes into contact with the skin tag. After the plaster has been in contact with the skin tag for several days, the skin tag may fall off. Some products require more than one application per day over the course of a number of days so it might not always be practical. You also need to keep the site of the skin tag patch dry so swimming and other water sports aren’t possible.

Freezing skin tags

If you visit a professional for skin tag removal, they will usually use cryotherapy, or freezing to remove the skin tag. However, it can be very expensive and inconvenient to have to visit a clinic or private surgery. It is now possible to buy a cryotherapy product for freezing your skin tags at home. Cryotag uses the same cryotherapy method as used by professionals, but it is available in a small, easy to use canister. You can treat up to 12 skin tags, from small to large (2mm to 6mm), with one purchase.

When should I see a doctor about skin tag removal?

If you have any doubts about your skin tag, you should see a doctor before treating it yourself. You should not self treat if you have skin cancer, or have had skin cancer or any precancerous lesions. You should see a doctor if your skin tag is located on your eyes, eyelids, face, lips, inside your mouth, nose, anus, genitals or buttocks. If there are any signs of persisting infection such as redness, itching or swelling, you should also consult a doctor.

Are there other methods for how to remove skin tags?

There are plenty of old wives tales about how to remove skin tags, from banana peel to vinegar. However, none of these methods have been shown to be effective. If you want to safely remove your skin tag at home, buy a proven product which you know is safe.

Can I cut off a skin tag myself

Whilst it might be tempting to think you can quickly deal with a skin tag by cutting it off with a pair of scissors or nail clippers, it is not recommended. Skin tags have a blood supply, and can bleed copiously. You will also be putting yourself at risk of an infection and scarring.

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Do skin tags grow back once they have been removed

If you have had a skin tag, it is likely that you will be prone to them in the future. Whilst a skin tag will not regrow once it is been properly removed, it is possible that you could end up with another skin tag in a similar place.

I’ve heard toothpaste is one method of how to remove skin tags. Is this true?

There is no evidence whatsoever that toothpaste will help to remove a skin tag and it is just one of the myths that surround skin tags which you can learn about in our Skin Tag Myths section. In the meantime, it’s best to keep the toothpaste for your teeth, and buy a proven Skin Tag Removal Kit for your skin tags.

Can my skin tag be treated with Cryotag?

For skin tags to be treated with Cryotag, they must have all 4 of the following characteristics:

Typical places skin tags are located on the body

Location of the skin tag

The skin tags must be located in one of these 5 locations:

• On the neck
• On the chest
• The underarms
• On the back
• On the groin

Typical colour of a skin tag

Skin tag colour

The skin tags need to be similar in colour to the surrounding skin.

Finger on skin tag showing what it should look and feel like

Skin tag shape and feel

The skin tags must be soft and flexible. You should be able to move them back and forth with your finger. They must also be raised above the skin and connected to the skin on a stalk or stem like a piece of skin.

Skin tag 1 to 1 measurement size

Skin tag size

The skin tags must be 2mm to 6mm in size.

If your skin tag does not have all 4 characteristics, or you are still unsure whether you have a skin tag, please consult your doctor in case you have a more serious skin condition.

Important – Please Note!

Before use, please read the instruction leaflet provided inside the product. You can download the leaflet by clicking here.

Cryotag is not suitable for everyone; for example, Cryotag cannot be used if you are diabetic or if you have or have ever had any type of skin cancer. To see the full exclusion list, please read the FAQ section.

Skin tag removal at home

Skin tag removal at home is now fast, easy and effective with Cryotag.

Treatment takes just seconds, and in most cases a single treatment is all that is needed to remove the skin tag. Most skin tags will fall off within 2 weeks *.

There’s no need to have the cost or inconvenience of a private clinic, or experiment with unpleasant or potentially unsafe DIY options. Cryotag costs less than £2 per treatment so why not buy it now and try it yourself!

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