Best Ways To Remove Your Skin Tags Effectively And Safely
How To Remove Skin Tags With A Liquid Bandage?
The harmless little skin tag that grows dangling from your skin afflicts just about
everyone, young an old, but more on the latter. Plump kids and obese people are most
prone to them as they have more skin rubbing against skin in ski folds or get frequently
irritated with tight clothing.
Skin tags pose not even a minor health risk so there’s no medical justification to
remove them. But if they prove to be a discomfort growing in some part of the body
to interfere with a busy lifestyle or downright unsightly if they end up in some
part of your face or head, removing skin tags can become compelling.
Just bear in mind that no health or medical insurance will cover the surgical cost
of removing skin tags which is considered a mere cosmetic process so you are left
on your own if you want one removed.
Visiting The Doctor Or Removing It At Home
Most skin tags are so small that they get unnoticed and many would shrivel and fall
off naturally. Some that grow on your face may even get accidentally cut off when
But for some skin tags, they can be quite persistent and if you are bothered by them,
you either go to the doctor to have it removed or do it yourself. For some skin tags
growing in sensitive body parts, a visit to the doctor will diagnose it first to
rule out other health problems that may have caused it. Otherwise, you can get rid
of it in the comfort and privacy of your homes.
The most straightforward procedure to get rid of skin tags is simply to cut them
off using a sharp pair of surgical scissors or shaving blade. Ligation is also commonly
done at home with a dental floss noosed around the tiny skin stalk holding the skin
tag. This process cut the blood flow into it so that it withers and eventually fall
off or get scrubbed off on your next bath.
Using Liquid Bandage
There are other options for home bound treatment of skin tags. One of them is the
use of liquid bandage. It’s a topical treatment of minor skin breaks that is liquid
when applied but dries to create a polymer layer tenaciously binding to a treated
skin wound to protect it from infection.
The primary active component is a form of cyanoacrylate which is better known are
super glue first formulated to help bound-up open surgery wounds but ended up as
a glue. Some brands like Nexcare use isooctane, acrylate terpolymer, and polyphenylmethylsiloxane.
MedTech’s NewSkin uses alcoholic propylene solution with an antiseptic 8-hydroxyquinoline.
So what does liquid bandage do to skin tags? With repeated application, they can
dry up the skin tag so that it shrivels and fall off eventually. Depending on the
size and tenacity of the skin tag, it can take days of liquid bandage application
to get it to fall off naturally.
Applying liquid bandage is simple as you only need to clean the relevant skin area
with soap and water and then get it sterilized with a swab of alcohol until dry.
Spray or brush the liquid bandage over the dried area as instructed on the label
and let the liquid from its polymer coating as it dries.
If the skin tag will be covered by clothing, it’s important that the application
completely dries out or its sticky consistency will attract lint. After a few hours,
clean out the liquid bandage with wet soft cloth, soap and water, let it dry and
reapply as often as needed until you notice the skin tag has withered.