So you survived the snow, the polar vortexes, and every other natural disaster mother nature decided to throw at us this winter. Spring is slowly creeping it’s way into your neck of the woods, and all you can think about is heading to the beaches as soon as summer decides to grace us with its presence. You try on your favorite new bikini (or speedo, gentlemen), take a look in the mirror, and suddenly notice an unsightly little flap of skin protruding from your shoulder.
Do not panic! What you see there is called a skin tag. It’s just a small, extra piece of skin tissue typically found on the arm pits, chest, back, or neck that is not harmful whatsoever. You probably don’t care what it is. You just want to know how to remove skin tags. Well you are in luck! There are a few easy and relatively pain-free ways to remove skin tags which we’ll share with you here.
The simplest way to remove a skin tag is to visit your doctor or dermatologist, and allow the expert to handle it. Doctors have a few methods for removing skin tags, the simplest of which is cutting it off with a scalpel. If the thought of someone cutting into your skin is too much to bare, cryosurgery, or freezing, would be a much better method to select. Using this method, the doctor simply freezes the skin tag, killing it in the process.
See this video that shows the process.
This will cause the tag to shrink until it either shrivels up or simply falls off. If you find yourself with many skin tags (some people who are more prone to them can have 100 or more on their body at a time), electrosurgery could be your preferred method. This is the total opposite of cryosurgery as it involves burning the skin tags off of your body. If you want to avoid a visit to the doctor, you could always cut the skin tag off on your own, but be careful! A poor cut could leave a scar.
While it’s hard to say who will get skin tags and who won’t, those who diet, exercise, and maintain a healthy weight are the least likely to deal with this little nuisance. So stay healthy and you’ll be ready to show off that bikini body in no time!