Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts of Large Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags, regardless of their size, can be problematic and embarrassing. This is especially true if they are located on the body, they inhibit shaving, or if clothing or jewelry get caught on them. This can lead to irritation or possibly an infection.

While removing small skin tags is simple to do on your own, many people question whether large skin tag removal at home is the right decision. The answer to that is yes, but you have to use the right treatment based on where it/they are located.

You’ve no doubt heard of ‘ligation,’ or tying off skin tags. This is where a thin piece of thread is used to inhibit the flow of blood, so it goes black, dries up and falls off. It’s a process that is used by doctors, but there’s a new option available.

The TagBand skin tag removal device carries out the ligation process for you. Results are encouraging, so give it a try if you have a larger skin tag on the body. We have found that people can get rid of a skin tag in as little as 7 days.

If you have a skin tag on the face, we recommend using a natural method, such as 100% tea tree oil. It has no known side effects, and it’s perfect for people that don’t want to spend too much on treatment. A lot of people have enjoyed great success.

Effective Large Skin Tag Removal at Home

The easiest way to get rid of a skin tag is by using the best over-the-counter skin tag removal product. We already discussed how Bael Wellness or Apothecary tea tree oil could help you to get rid of skin tags naturally by drying them up. We’ve also looked at the TagBand, which is a fast, safe and effective treatment for removing skin tags on the body.

Freezing Skin Tags Off

You will find specialist products that you can use to freeze a skin tag which will destroy the tissue and cause them to shrink, die, and eventually fall off. This is similar to the method that is used by doctors, but it’s a lot cheaper. If you’re looking for a good product for freezing skin tags, we recommend Compound W Freeze Off.

Essential Oils & OTC Creams

Then you have the topical treatment options, most of which are made with all-natural ingredients, such as plant extracts and essential oils. With these, you apply the formula anywhere from one to three times a day. These products can work right away, or it can take several weeks to get results. Some popular brands include H-skin tags formula, skintaway, and Skin Tag MD.

Considerations When Removing Big Skin Tags

Keep in mind that removing large skin tags may take longer to work. There is more of it to remove, but much depends on the treatment that you select. Many people expect treatment to work instantaneously, but it’s an unrealistic expectation. Some OTC products kill the skin tag with a single application, but many of the all-natural options require treatment to be applied several times a day for 3 to 6 weeks.

Treating Different Parts of the Body & Face

There are certain areas of the face and body where skin tag removal can be more painful, such as around the eyes or genital area. These are areas where you may feel discomfort and tenderness. If you use the right over-the-counter products, you shouldn’t experience more than a bit of stinging. If you can handle a bit of discomfort, Pristine Herbal Touch wart and mole vanish is a very effective single application treatment.

The TagBand skin tag removal device is very effective, so use this option to safely get rid of a skin tag on the body. It’s available in two sizes, so it’s important that you select the right option. Refill packs are also available, so you may be able to save money on your purchase if you have a cluster of skin tags.

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Should You See a Dermatologist?

Make sure that what you’re removing is a skin tag and not a different skin-related condition. If you are in any doubt, we strongly advise you to consult a doctor or dermatologist. You should also avoid treating a skin tag if it’s irritated or infected as this could make the problem worse.

Avoid These Huge Skin Tag Treatments

Skin tags are benign growths or clusters of cells on the surface of your skin that have a supply of blood running to them. The bigger the skin tag, the more blood there will be flowing to it. You have to be more careful when treating larger skin tags because they inevitably have the potential to bleed a lot more than smaller skin tags.

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Cutting Off Skin Tags with a Scalpel

One method of removal that people use at home is to cut off the skin tag using a pair of scissors. If you were to use this method on a small skin tag, you would numb the area with an ice cube or some other numbing agent and then you would cut the skin tag away from your skin at the base or stalk of the tag. Bleeding and scarring can occur when you’re using this treatment option, especially if it’s located near a lot of blood vessels.

If you’re prepared to deal with an unknown amount of bleeding, then feel free to go ahead with the above method, but there are many other methods you can use that will not cause bleeding or pain and are much better options for getting rid of bigger skin tags.

Regardless of the option that you select, follow the instructions and give it time to get the job done. Not everything works, so stick to the options that we’ve highlighted, and you’ll be able to get rid of a large skin tag in no time.