The things you need to factor in when choosing which skin tag removal method to pursue are the health of the patient, the type of skin tag and its size. Excision and abrasive techniques are what people are mostly using these days to get rid of their skin tags. The skin tags are removed from the roots, and the way to do it is to force them out or to apply surgery. Using dental floss or knives to remove skin tags can be very excruciating. Using local anesthetics will most likely deal with the pain. But scar formation cannot be completely ruled out.
Of course you can probably buy one of the many creams that are currently available in the market.
Now, however, there are many creams that you can buy from the market for just this purpose. The use of tooth paste and nail polish to remove skin tags have also been presented in various web sites. However, you would not find any scientific back up that these methods work. Bloggers attest to their efficacy, though, and this leads to many people giving them a try. When you start using the unapproved drugs, it might lead to additional health issues or skin cancer.
Skin tags are sometimes accidentally shaved off when armpit hair is being shaved. This is something that happens quite often. You might fear whether this might lead to skin infections or further growth of skin togas. That is a wrong assumption. This will not lead to the secondary outgrowth of tags.
Applying antibiotic solution or cream in the area will also ensure that no skin infections will surface.
Applying antibiotic solution or cream in the area will also ensure that no skin infections will surface. At times, the skin tags might show slight bleeding. This would last about 5 to 10 minutes only.
Now let us talk about insurance. Not all operations related to skin tags can claim insurance money. Insurance agents will consider it largely as a cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgeries are basically self-pay treatments. If you can prove that it is necessary to perform the operation, then you may have a chance of receiving something. It will be a different case if the skin tags were discovered to be malignant or cancerous. Instead of cosmetic surgery, the operation will be considered an emergency surgery that will merit the compensation from the insurance company to cover the medical bills.
When removing skin tags, it is always a concern when the tags are found to be malignant. It I normal procedure for surgeons who will conduct skin tag removal to perform biopsy tests. This is mainly to check, whether the skin tags is harmful, if left untreated. You do not have to remove skin tags if they are benign or very small, and also if they are located in parts of the body that are hidden.
But you should definitely remove the skin tags quickly once you find out that they are malignant. You will only give the cancer time to metastasize if you don’t. It can be removed even using simple home remedies like apple juice or the lemon extract. Just dip a cotton ball into the juice and swab the skin tags with it.
Use a bandage to secure the cotton ball into place.
Let the cotton ball stay in place, using a bandage to secure it. Do this repeatedly over the course of the day for best results.