One of the worst places to get skin tags is on your neck. Because the neck and surrounding area are visible to most people, the skin tags are easy to see. For a long time I used to have skin tags on my neck so I can understand the frustration that you are experiencing. During the winter months I was able to hide my skin tags by wearing turtleneck sweaters and also wore collared shirts. In the summer months, it’s harder to hide them. Because of these reasons and more, all I wanted to do was to get rid of my skin tags.
How to remove a skin tag on the neck? A dermatologist will remove skin tags on the neck with 3 common methods. The 1st is cryotherapy, which is freezing the skin tags with liquid nitrogen, causing the skin cells to die. The 2nd method is cauterization. Cauterization is a process that involves burning the skin tag off with a cautery tool. The 3rd method is removing it surgically with a scalpel or surgical scissors. In addition, there are several over-the-counter skin tag removal methods.
Disclaimer: It is not recommended to remove a skin tag at home. Always consult with a dermatologist prior to using any skin tag removal method.
If you would like to avoid a doctor visit, save some money & get rid of neck skin tags at home, this post will tell you how to do it. There are several over-the counter items you can buy. I’ll tell you which methods perform the best, how to use them and the one that worked for me 100% of the time.
How To Remove Skin Tags On Neck
Tagband skin tag removal kit: This removal kit comes with two pieces of blue plastic, the remover and the cone, 10 rubber tag bands and 10 cleansing swabs. The swabs are used to clean the area prior to use. Next, you place a rubber band on the cone which gets placed over your skin tag. You then use the remover to push the band over your skin tag. The band stays on the base of your skin tag, restricting the blood flow. After a few days to a week, the skin tag should die and fall off.
Many people complain the bands fall off after a few days or break. In addition, there are 2 tag band removal kits. One of them is called micro, which is for smaller skin tags. If you are buying one of these, first measure your skin tag and determine which kit is right for you prior to ordering. There’s a method I used similar to this that worked for me 100% of the time, and I used items I already had at home. I explain it in full detail in my free skin tag e-book which you can download from this same website right here.
Chemical removers: These can be found in some pharmacies or ordered online. The chemical is placed onto the skin tag and causes it to die and fall off in about a week. For me, I found these to be ineffective, especially with larger skin tags. Most of the time, it only killed off part of the skin tag, leaving me with a smaller one. They typically include a gel to protect the surrounding skin prior to treating your skin tag. Make sure you use it to avoid skin irritation.
Cold spray removers: These over-the-counter removers mimic cryotherapy, the freezing off a skin tag. If you buy one, make sure it’s specifically made for skin tags. There are a lot of medical sprays that some are claiming works on skin tags. Do not buy these because their temperature only gets to about 60 degrees below zero. This temperature does not make it an effective remover for you. The liquid nitrogen used for cryotherapy gets to about 320 degrees below zero. There’s a freezing device called Claritag that’s not a spray. It also freezes the skin tag but it only works about half the time and it doesn’t have as many applications as advertised.
Skin Patches: Be aware of this scam! There is an Asian seller claiming their acne patches remove skin tags. Read the reviews and the packaging doesn’t claim it works for skin tags. In addition, every reviewer that bought it for skin tags says it doesn’t work.
This at home method is natural, safe and effective. Some people have results in just 3 days, and it can be ordered online. I reviewed this method in my blog post which you can read by clicking here.
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