Skin tags are more common than you think. We always recommend going to a professional doctor for skin tag removal in Singapore, but sometimes that might not be an option for you. If it is, you can often find skin tag removal options at hospitals or even aesthetic clinics which offer other treatments like HIFU.
If you insist on removing a skin tag yourself, there are a few at-home methods you can try. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to remove skin tags.
Remove with string
One popular method for removing skin tags is to tie a piece of string or dental floss around the base of the tag. This method works best if the skin tag is small and not too close to the surface of the skin.
Tie the string or floss snugly but don’t cut off circulation. Leave it in place for a few days, during which time the skin tag will likely fall off on its own.
Remove with nail clippers
If the skin tag is bigger and closer to the surface of the skin, you can try clipping it off with a pair of sterilized nail clippers. First, clean the area around the skin tag with soap and water. Then, using sharp nail clippers, cut off the skin tag as close to the base as possible.
Be sure to clip only the skin tag itself and not the surrounding skin. After clipping off the skin tag, wash the area again with soap and water.
Remove with scissors
Another method for removing skin tags is to cut them off with a pair of sterilized scissors. First, clean the area around the skin tag with soap and water. Then, using sharp scissors, cut off the skin tag as close to the base as possible.
As with nail clippers, be sure to only cut the skin tag itself and not the surrounding skin. After cutting off the skin tag, wash the area again with soap and water.
When to see a doctor
If you’re not able to remove the skin tag on your own, or if it’s located in a difficult-to-reach place, you may need to see a doctor. A doctor can remove the skin tag using one of several methods, including freezing it off with liquid nitrogen, burning it off with a cautery pen, or cutting it off with surgical scissors. Skin tags are generally harmless, but if you’re concerned about the appearance of a skin tag or if it’s causing you pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor.