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Skin tag myths

There are several skin tag myths, please discover below some common ones you should know about. To find out more about skin tags visit our What is a Skin Tag Section.

Myth 1: Skin tags are dangerous or cancerous

One of the most common skin tag myths is that they are dangerous or even cancerous. Skin tags are not at all dangerous, and they are not related in any way to skin cancer. Skin tags are completely harmless, and are a cosmetic rather than a medical condition. Of course, if you do have any concerns at all about skin cancer, please make sure that you visit your GP.

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Myth 2: Skin tags only occur if I am unhealthy or unhygienic

Whilst it is not known exactly why skin tags form, it is quite certain that they are not related to a lack of personal hygiene. The NHS website refers to skin tags as a cosmetic rather than a health condition. You may find that you are more prone to skin tags at certain times of your life – for example if you are pregnant, or as you get older.

Myth 3: Skin tags are contagious

Skin tags are not contagious, and it is not possible to catch a skin tag from somebody else. Skin tags are not a disease.

Myth 4: Cider apple vinegar can treat my skin tag

Cider apple vinegar is a much suggested remedy for a wide range of ailments. However, there is no evidence that apple cider vinegar will help to remove a skin tag.

Myth 5: Herbal remedies will make my skin tags disappear

There’s a wide range of herbal treatments suggested for the removal of skin tags at home, but there is no clinical evidence to support their efficacy. Many of the suggested treatments are anti-microbial, but whilst they can sound plausible, there is no evidence that skin tags are caused by microbes. In addition, although herbal remedies sound harmless, some may have the potential to irritate your skin.

Various tea spoons of herbs

Myth 6: Skin tag removal causes scarring

The final skin tag myth that you should be aware of is that skin tag removal causes scarring. This need not be the case. It is quite possible to remove a skin tag safely, without scarring. Cryotag will leave you with smooth, blemish free skin after treatment. However, it is important to use a safe and trusted method for skin tag removal to avoid the risks of scarring. If you remove a skin tag with scissors, or tie it off with cotton, you are increasing your chances of infection which could lead to scarring. Visit our How to Remove Skin tags Section for more information about how you can use skin tag removal kits safely.

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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