Skin tags, also known as acrochordon are benign, harmless growths on the skin. Unfortunately, their growth can be quite embarrassing for some people. Skin tags can negatively affect the way a person views themselves.
In most cases, people can have one or two skin tags while others have hundreds. At least 46% of the population has at least one skin tag. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to control their appearance on your body; it is a cruel combination of genetics and other unknown factors. Fortunately, they are easily treatable.
Skin tags can appear anywhere, but typically show up in the areas where your skin rubs together like the armpits, neck folds, the groin area, etc. They are typically the same color as your skin and appear as a small mushroom with a stalk connecting it to the skin. Some skin tags can be a slightly darker color than your skin color.
People who are overweight are more likely to have skin tags. Skin tags can look very similar to some types of skin cancer, so before you attempt to remove them yourself, please see a qualified medical professional to determine if they are in fact skin tags. Once you receive this confirmation, feel free to try any one of the following removal creams. Thankfully once you remove the skin tag, it is unlikely that another will grow unless it is located in an area of your skin that rubs together.
The very best skin tag removal creams contain the main ingredients of Thuja Occidentalis or Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil). Thuja Occidentalis it is the essential oil that comes from an evergreen coniferous tree belonging to the cypress family. Both have been proven effective to work in the removal of skin tags if used in the correct amount.
I recommend a product called Dermasil. It contains a combination of some of the very best skin tag removal ingredients, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil), Thuja occidentalis and Ricinus communis. All of these oils have been used for hundreds of years in the treatment of skin conditions including skin tags. It also contains sunflower oil that helps for faster absorption of the oils into the skin tag, thus achieving faster results. It comes from a trusted company that sells many other cosmetic supplies. If you choose to purchase Revitol, they also offer a 90-day money back guarantee with 24/7 customer support. I don’t know about you, but if a company offers you 90 days to use their product to remove your skin tag or you get your money back, I would say they are very confident in their product. Unfortunately, Revitol can be a little pricier than other products and has a tendency to sell out quickly.
Another proven option is Tag Away, its main ingredient is Thuja Occidentalis and is formulated primarily for skin tags. It is a homeopathic, safe, topical remedy made from all-natural plant extracts. I like Tag Away because the design of the brush in the product is small and allows you to appropriately apply the cream to the skin tag. It is a painless way to quickly remove the skin tag.
The bottom line is, don’t live with skin tags. If they are in a visible area and are making you feel bad about yourself, a small investment of time and money can eliminate them. Once you find a product that works for you, stick with it as it is very likely more skin tags will appear. It is important that you remain consistent in the application of these products to the skin tag. If you don’t follow the instructions, you will be wasting your time and energy.