Safely Removing Skin Tags | Water's Edge Dermatology
How to Remove Your Skin Tags Safely and Effectively

There are a number of different skin conditions that can manifest as bumps on the skin. Acne, for example, will affect nearly 85% of people at some point during their lifetime. Fortunately, this problem can typically be treated with different acne treatment products or procedures, which can be prescribed by a dermatologist. Similarly, skin cancer is more likely to develop in people who have a number of moles, or skin growths that can be brown, black or skin colored; in fact, the growth of new moles, or atypical nevi, can be a sign of skin cancer. An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, making it important that you make an appointment with dermatology and skin cancer specialists at a dermatologist clinic if you suspect you have symptoms. But what if you have small, soft growths on your skin, connected to your body by a thin stem? What skin condition does this signify?

While you should have any questionable skin growths checked by a dermatologist, this bump is likely a skin tag. These harmless features often grow on a person’s neck, armpits, torso and body folds as they age. Typically, skin tags can be left alone. However, if you find that they rub or catch on your clothes or jewelry, or you simply do not like how they look, you may want to invest in natural skin tag removal. Read on to learn how this process is undertaken safely and effectively.

A Dermatologist’s Natural Skin Tag Removal Methods
It is recommended that you have your skin tag first checked out by a dermatologist anyway to reduce the chance of misdiagnosis. If you then want to remove the skin tag, your doctor will typically use one of three natural skin tag removal methods: cutting it off, in which they will remove it will a scalpel or surgical scissors; freezing it off, which uses a small amount of liquid nitrogen; or or burning it off, in which an electric current is passed through a wire, slicing through the stem while reducing the chances of bleeding. All of these methods are safe, and while they might involve some pain, a dermatologist will often use an anesthetic to numb the area.

Why You Shouldn’t Conduct a Natural Skin Tag Removal Yourself
Some people attempt to remove their own skin tags with nail clippers and other common devices. However, this can cause bleeding, infection, and scarring. In contrast, seeing a dermatologist is much more effective and safe.

Do you have skin tags? Are you interested in having them removed? Tell us about it in the comments below!