Health - Wellness
The Best Way To Get Rid Of Skin Tags
By ALEXA SOOTER
Skin blemishes have a way of wearing a person down. There's just something about skin imperfections that can make us uncomfortable or leave us thinking that other people notice them as much as we do. Even when the blemish is covered up, it can still grab our attention.
The Harvard Health Blog names tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar as two treatments for skin tags, but no studies have been conducted on these substances, so their success rate is completely unproven. In addition, certain oils — particularly tea tree oil — can cause allergic reactions in some people.
There are a few home remedies with a proven success rate, though. Home freezing kits, similar to those that freeze away warts, mimic the type of treatment available from a doctor. Such kits can require multiple applications, and may ultimately cause more discomfort than the skin tag itself.
Out of all the available options, the best one is to see a doctor or dermatologist so that medical professionals can either freeze, burn, or surgically remove the skin tag. This cuts down on the chances of infection and potential scarring, paving the way for the best possible post-skin tag treatment outcome.