Large Skin Tags – How To Avoid and Remove Them at Home?

27 July 2012

Most of people are not concerned about skin tags, because they are very small to be noticeable. They are generally less than a centimeter large, and that is why they are not visible like moles and warts on the skin. That being said, in some cases skin tags are also found to be larger than their normal size and that can seriously affect one’s self confidence if they are located at visible body parts such as hands, face or neck.

Is there a possibility if skin tags can grow bigger in size?

large skin tag removalIf you ask this same question to different medical science experts or dermatologists you will always end up with responses that will be refuting it, but there are also researches in which it is found that skin tags can also grow big in size. They generally start off with relatively smaller size and then as they age they grow bigger and can be as large as a grape. In rare case scenarios people may also develop particular type of skin tag which is Fibroma skin tags. They are completely different compared to normal skin tags, because of their nature to grow large in size and they can be painful as well if not removed before growing bigger in size.

What are the solutions and natural ways to avoid large skin tags?

Simple and straightforward answer to this is, Yes; but those methods and preventive measures can be challenging for some individuals to practically implement them. Given below are some effective ways that are suggested by dermatologists to avoid large skin tags formation…

Reduce Your Weight – In general cases large skin tags development on the skin is the result of being overweight or having excessive fat stored on the body. Aside from several other benefits of weight loss, it can also be a good, effective and natural way of decreasing the chances of large skin tags development on the skin.

Maintain your blood sugar level – It is a medically proven fact that people who are diabetic are more prone to develop both small and large skin tags. Therefore it is suggested to keep your blood sugar level under control to avoid large skin tags taking place on your skin.

Healthy and Balanced Diet – It is a fact that when your diet is balanced and a healthy one, it is the best way of controlling your hormonal system and their production level in the body. Therefore, if you eat healthy then the chances of hormonal imbalances are less, and hence the less chances of developing large skin tags.

How to get rid of large skin tags and remove them at home?

So what exactly we can do to remove large skin tags naturally at home? Well, there are both surgical and natural removal methods available that we can use to get rid of them. Given below are some of them…

Freezing Surgical Method – Clinically referred as Cryotherapy surgery, this method is based on a procedure in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the cells of skin tags to completely destroy it, so that it can naturally fall off on its own. While this method is highly effective, but there are downsides as well. It can be very painful and discomforting, but its high price tag is something that bothers people a lot, because not every individual can afford such expensive treatments.

Excision or Cutting – This is probably the most favorite method for majority of people, because it is fast, effective and worry-free method for large skin tags removal. In this method, the affected skin area is numbed by either anesthesia or numbing cream and then the skin tag is removed by using a surgical scalpel. This is an effective way, but it can be very painful and expensive as well.

Laser Therapy – This method is not a commonly used one because of high costs involvement. This is particularly used to remove small size skin tags, but can be used on large ones too.

Natural methods and Remedies – There are also some effective natural home remedies available for removal of large skin tags. Using baking soda, nail polish and apple cider vinegar are some of the most easy to implement remedies that can be effective for removing skin tags at home without any help required from a dermatologist.