If you want to remove a skin tag without going for expensive surgery then this simple method can save you time, money and the pain of conventional procedures. To successfully remove a skin tag you have to remove the root or the stalk that attaches it to your skin. This stalk is what supplies blood to the tag and "feeds" it.
Often times with surgery you have to cut quite deep to get rid of the stalk. If you don't the tag will simply grow back and this is the real problem with conventional procedures. Even a laser or cryotherapy has the same problem - cutting deep into the skin leaves scars and it's painful.
So, how can you remove it without the expensive, painful and scarring procedures? We know that by cutting the blood supply to the tag it will eventually die and fall off. That's where this method comes from.
Here's how you do it:
You will need a piece of thin dental floss - preferably one that does not have a wax coating on it. If your tag is in a hard to reach place then you can ask someone else to help you with this.
Next, you need to tie the dental floss around the base of the skin tag. What we are doing is to reduce the blood supply to the tag and by tying the string tightly you can cut the blood supply and thereby letting the tag die and fall of.
You need to tie it tight enough to cut the blood supply but don't go too tight. You don't ant it to start bleeding. Also, you need to tie it as close to the base as possible because it has to clamp the stalk of the tag to work properly.
Dental floss works best since it's hygienic, but you can also use any other thin string. Don't let it cut through the skin though. Never leave it on for more than two days at a time and make sure that it does not become infected.
Although this method works well with dental floss, you can also buy a similar type of product from your drug store. This product is a very small elastic band that slips over the skin tag via an applicator. It does exactly the same jobs by cutting the blood supply to the tag.
This method does not work on all types of skin tags. It works best on those that's a loose piece of skin with a long stalk. Never use this method on moles and if you are uncertain about anything you should consult your doctor.