There is a good chance that you do not know what skin tags are even though they are found extremely commonly in a large percentage of the population all over the world. Skin tags are growths that are completely harmless and benign in nature. They do not cause any trouble whatsoever to the person who has them and are considered to be medically inert.
Their color can vary from the exact same color found on the underlying skin or can be a few shades darker. These skin tags are attached to the skin by a think stalk and are completely symptomless. The patient should have no pain or swelling whatsoever associated with them. In fact, most of the times, the patients are not even aware that they have skin tags on their body until someone points it out to them.
The location of these skin tags is quite variable however there are some areas which are more commonly affected than others. These include the groin region, in between the buttocks, the underside of the breasts, close to the anal region, the region of the underarms, back of the neck, the eyelids and the side of the face.
These skin tags are of variable size and most of them are just a few millimeters in diameter, however some of these skin tags can become quite large in size. This is when the trouble starts to grow.
Large Skin Tags
The larger skin tags are much more of a nuisance to the affected people for a couple of reasons. The first and foremost is that they become much more of a cosmetic glitch than the smaller ones. Depending upon the location in which they are present they can be extremely obvious or may affect the confidence a person has in his/her body.
The other is that larger skin tags can get caught up in clothes and become inflamed, injured, swell up and bleed. This is when the doctors will advise you to get rid of these skin tags.
The treatment of these larger skin tags can be a little more problematic for the people. The surgical option offered by the doctor is a good one, provided you have enough money to burn. This relatively easy and straightforward procedure is considered to be of only cosmetic interest by the insurance companies and thus you have to pay for the entire thing out of your pocket. Keep in mind that this includes doctor’s consultations, dermatologist consultation, surgical costs and follow up visits.
All of these costs mean that most people cannot afford the surgical option. This may not be such a big loss actually, since there are other better options that are available to the patients.
The best treatment for large skin tags (or any other kind for that matter) is a homeopathic ointment called as Revitol Skin Tag Remover. This ointment is based on all natural ingredients and treats the skin tags from their roots.
It can be applied in the comfort of your own home at your convenience and the results start to appear after just a couple of weeks of application. There are many other products in the market and while some may be effective against smaller skin tags, customer reviews and other evidence shows that they are not effective against the larger skin tags.
There are also some DIY methods like strangulating the skin tag with dental floss or a piece of string that were used in times gone by to remove skin tags, however they are not recommended now, especially for larger skin tags which can bleed quite a lot if removed suddenly.
Stick to simple and non invasive methods which have been proven effective over a long term.