Does apple cider vinegar remove skin tags?

There are many skin tag removal methods available and many of them claim to be safe and effective at home. Skin tags are typically small, skin-colored, harmless growths that hang down like protruding flaps of skin from the body, by a stalk. They are commonly found in overweight and elderly people and on people suffering from diabetes. Even though the cause for these lesions still remains a mystery, doctors assure that they are benign and harmless.

There are claims that common household products such as apple cider vinegar “work miracles” on skin tags and moles. Many of its supposed benefits are unproven, but some still think that adding a little of this sour liquid to your life may have some health benefits. Even celebrities everywhere are hopping on the bandwagon of washing with apple cider vinegar, promising everything from acne-free skin to effective dandruff relief. Unfortunately, others have taken it too far by claiming it removes skin tags safely and completely.  The purported claim is that the acid in the vinegar destroys the tissue that causes the stalk without damaging the surrounding skin […]

By | November 9th, 2015|Skin Tag Removal|

Does Tag Away really work for skin tag removal?

Does Tag Away really work for skin tag removal?

Tag Away is a new, as-seen-on-TV, product that purports to remove all shapes and sizes of skin tags. Skin tags, medically known as acrochordon, are benign fleshy growths that form in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. It is believed that skin tags occur from skin rubbing up against skin, since they are so often found in skin creases and folds. Sometimes skin tags rub off and fall off on their own.

Tag Away is supposed to work by applying the solution to the skin tag daily until it dries out the tag. One of the main active ingredients in Tag Away is the essential oil of the Thuja occidental tree, which grows naturally in wet forests. During the 19th century, Thuja was used as an ointment for the treatment of warts, ringworm and thrush. Despite it being rich in vitamin C, organizations such as the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD) have since found there is […]

By | April 29th, 2015|New Products, Skin Tag Removal|

How does skin tag removal work?

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordon, are benign fleshy growths that form in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. It is believed that skin tags occur from skin rubbing up against skin, since they are so often found in skin creases and folds.

Skin tags can be cut off with a scalpel or medical shears. They can be burned off with a medical cautery device or they can be frozen with liquid nitrogen, in which case the skin tag then falls off. In all three instances, the idea is to stop the blood flow to the skin tag. However, most of these methods can involve some blood loss and are relatively painful.

At Inkfree, MD we use a method known as electodessication. A pin sized electrode is applied to the stalk of the skin tag and an electric current is passed through. This current will cut off the blood supply and the tag with gradually fall off over the course of a week. Larger tags may […]

By | April 6th, 2015|New Products, Skin Tag Removal|