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Skin Tags – Why Surgery Is Not The Best Option

Introduction And Background

Skin tags are often associated with old age only but this is not true. Many young people are getting it because of the reasons we’ll discuss later in the article. But I just want to make one thing clear. Skin tags can be easily removed. This misconception that messing with skin tags can easily affect the skin is not true. Read on further to realize that skin tags are not really even a part of your original skin and their removal will have no affect on your skin otherwise.

What Are Skin Tags?
They are actually small flaps of skin, probably the size of a fingernail. They are not actually part of the skin but are joined to it by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are sometimes confused to be wrinkles as they also have this layer-y and floppy appearance and sometimes they look like an abnormal growth on the skin which is not really pleasant to look at. This is the main reason why people mostly want their skin tags removed! And they are also of a slightly different shade than the original skin.

How Are Skin Tags Formed?
Skin tags are formed due to three basic reasons. Reason number one is genetics. It could be in your genes and you might have inherited it from the maternal or the paternal side. The other reasons have to do with the friction of skin. Usually in old age, skin sags on top of the other and this creates friction between the skin which leads to the formation of skin tags. Similarly, it also takes place in obesity as skin friction is also common in layers of fat.

Can Skin Tags Be Surgically Removed?
Yes, skin tags can be surgically removed. It is a small procedure and does not take much time. The doctor can do it very easily and there are no known complications.

Is Surgery The Best Option?
A lot of men and women think that surgery is the best and the safest option. Well, it is not true in this case. Surgery is one of the options but it is not the best option.

Why Surgery Is Not The Best Option?
Surgery is not the best option because:

  • Removing skin tags is not a complicated procedure and can be done right at home in a safer manner than having surgery for it!
  • Numbing your skin with chemicals by the doctor is not exactly as ideal as using Vitamins and some oils to remove your skin tags.
  • It costs money. Why on earth should you spend so much money on something that you can do right at home and that too free of cost?
  • Some doctors also zap at skin tags and it generally creates a small burning feeling. You do not experience any of that while removing the skin tags at home by yourself!

What Other Options Are There?
There are other methods of removing skin tags which all have to do with things right at home! Here are a few of them!

  • Take a piece of dental floss and tie it tightly around where the skin tag begins on the skin. What will happen by doing this is that you will have blocked the blood vessels to the skin tag and this will make the skin tag shrivel up and fall off eventually. This procedure can take about twenty four hours.
  • You can even use Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E to remove skin tags. The procedure is not that tough and is easily available online.
  • Some people even apply duct tapes and band-aids to remove their skin tags. It is not at all complicated and the skin tags come off within one or two days.

Are These Procedures Safe?
Yes, these procedures are extremely safe. There are no side effects and you will have no marks left either with these procedures. As you can see with the Tea Tree Oil and the vitamins, they will also give nutrition and benefits to the skin and will not just remove the skin tags. If you want to remove your skin tags without spending any money, this is the way to do it. However, keep one thing in mind. Skin tags can appear on the genital areas and the eyelids too. These are two areas that you will have to be very careful about. It is only in these areas that it is better to go to a doctor and have it surgically removed because these areas are sensitive.

Skin tags are harmless really. If you don’t want to get them removed, it is fine because they are not any health nuisance, only a physical nuisance if you are conscious of your appearance.


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