Everyone dreams to have soft, luxurious skin. A healthy diet is one of the key components towards having smooth skin. Anyone can develop skin tags, but they’re particularly common in older people and people suffering from diabetes.
Expectant women are also more likely to develop skin tags due to changes in their hormone levels during the pregnancy period. However, skin tags can be removed by a doctor, by freezing kit such as Compound W or via a popular skin tag ointment such as Revitol.
Skin tags usually tends to grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing and more likely where there is light skin such parts of the body including the armpits, around the groin area. Skin tags can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the lower abdomen.
This could explain the reason why they also seem to affect overweight people or younger children who have superfluity folds of skin and skin flint on their bodies. Skin tags are harmless and don’t usually cause pain or discomfort.However, someone may want to consider removing them if they are unsightly i.e when on the eyelids and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery.
The removal of skin tags is regarded as Cosmetic surgery and is mainly recommended when they cause irritation or are a source of discomfort. When skin tissues get twisted and die due to lack of blood supply, skin tags then falls off on their own.
Almost half of us will get at least one skin tag during our life, with the number increasing for people who stay beyond 72 years of age, as they grow old their body immune system becomes poor and the body releases more fats in form of skin tags. Skin tags can be removed by a doctor or by freezing using Compound W.
How to Freeze Off Skin Tags
Step 1: How to apply the TagTarget skin shield.
This is a self –sticking round pad with a hole at the centre which fits over the skin tag you want to treat and protects the healthy skin around the skin tag. It is of great importance to use the Tag Target skin shield and it is recommended to always apply the right size before using compound W skin tag remover. This ensures the compound W is applied at the right location, it is more proficient when you use a mirror to locate it. One package has skin shields with three different size holes.
Step 2: How to prepare the Foam-tip Applicator and Holder.
It is advisable to use Compound W skin tag remover as recommended with the foam-tip applicators in the package since the remover may not work if you use other applicators. Insert firmly the stick end of the applicator into the holder.
Step 3: How to Freeze the Applicator
- First is to put the can firmly on the table provided or on a flat surface then insert the holder and the applicator onto the can at the top. Line up the notches with the holders openings at the top of the can.
- Using one hand hold the can upright without shaking. Use the other hand to press the holder downwards until it produces a hissing sound. Failure to produce the hissing sound means the can is damaged and it is not advisable to use the product. Go on pressing the holder down in order to hear the hissing sound for 2-3 seconds. This performance demonstrates that the applicator has been familiarized to its liquid state.
- Finally remove the holder and applicator from the can used, wait 10 – 20 seconds until the applicator appear frosty and produces smell similar to that of ether.
Step 4: How to Freeze the Skin Tag
- Use the mirror to help see the skin tag then press lightly the tip of the applicator on one side of the stalk mainly where attached to the skin.
- Hold the applicator gently for 45 seconds in one place and ensure that the tip is held firmly since the applicator needs to remain in one place for effectiveness.
- During the process you, there is likelihood of feeling a mild aching or stinging sensation at the point of application.
Removal of skin tags by a doctor
Removal of skin tags by the medical doctor is one of the safety measures that need to be undertaken by an individual when he or she has decided to remove the abnormalities protruding from the skin. It is advisable not to remove skin tags on your own, particularly if large since skin tags have blood vessels since they could bleed and become infected if someone uses non-sterile equipment The doctor can easily identify the right anaesthesia to be taken to avoid subjecting you to painful cuts on your skin and also reduces chances of infection.
To avoid infection, scarring or pain, skin tags can be easily removed in the hospital by a doctor or a family dermatologist by tying with rubber membrane or by cutting the protruding skin tags after injecting a small amount of a local anaesthesia to suppress the pain and bleeding in case of any deep cuts. It is good advice to check with your doctor if you are unsure of any changes or any growth arising on your skin. After removal of the skin tag, there will be a small white scar on your skin and complications are rear and an individual can just go home as soon as the anaesthesia wears off the skin.
For more ideas on how to successfully remove skin tags from the comfort of your home, see skin tag removal at home.