Your Best Options for Removing Those Pesky Skin Tags

Skin tags are benign and harmless skin growths. They can occur anywhere on your body where your skin folds or friction occurs due to clothes. They can cause pain or discomfort and make you feel uncomfortable about your appearance.

It’s still unclear why these “cosmetic nuisances” develop on your skin, but one study has linked skin tags to type 2 diabetes and obesity. Another study has linked them to human papillomavirus (HPV). Hormonal changes and pregnancy can also lead to skin tags.

Removing skin tags can offer you peace of mind while also making you feel better about your physical appearance. Several removal methods can address these bothersome skin growths.

At-Home Solutions for Skin Tags

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil and has many benefits. Its anti-viral and anti-fungal properties make it extremely safe for applying to your skin. You can apply it mixed with another oil on top of the skin tag and cover it up using a bandage. Repeat this until the skin tag has dried out and wait for it to fall off.

Apple Cider Vinegar

You can also use apple cider vinegar for those pesky little skin tags. Simply soak a small cotton ball in ACV and then apply it to the skin tag. Hold it in place using a bandage and leave it for 20–30 minutes. After removing, wash that area and do this daily. You can stop doing this once the tag has dried out and falls off.

A woman applying cream on her skin

Fresh Garlic

This might not smell the best, but you can apply crushed garlic to remove a skin tag. Simply apply it to the skin tag and secure it using a bandage, so the tag shrinks. Doing this often will help the skin tag disappear.

Vitamin E

This is another way to get rid of skin tags. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and you can apply it to a skin tag so it can disappear.

In-Office Treatments

Having your skin tag removed in a safe, hygienic, and sterile environment like a doctor’s office allows you to minimise the risk of any complications and infections. There are several in-office treatments available that are quick and provide immediate results.


In this treatment, cautery is used to burn off the skin tag. It will fall off afterwards, within one or two sessions, and then your wound is sealed to prevent bleeding or infection.


In this procedure, the doctor will simply cut off the skin tag using hygienic surgical scissors in a surgical procedure.


In this approach, the doctor ties a suture around your skin tag’s base until it falls off.


This treatment involves completely freezing the skin tag and the area around it using liquid nitrogen. When completely frozen, the skin tag will fall off. The treatment is very targeted and focused. You might require more than one session for this treatment.

If you’re looking for the best Cryopen treatment, check out Laser Care Skin Clinic. We provide you with an affordable and expert cryotherapy treatment for your pesky skin tags without any local anaesthesia.

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