Surgical vs Natural Skin Tag Removal
Acrochordons can be removed in multiple ways. However, many methods carry risks for scarring. Skin tags are composed of a layer of fibrous vascular material, a layer of fatty tissue, and a layer of skin identical to that of the host. Because skin tags are, effectively, nothing more than extensions of the skin itself, this means that they are vulnerable to many of the complications that the skin is. Because skin tags are raised outcroppings of the skin and more vulnerable than skin cells which are flush with the entire dermal membrane, skin tag removal must be done properly.
Natural skin tag removal is the most reliable means by which to eliminate skin tags without damaging the surrounding skin. Using a combination of herbal essences, the skin is softened, and the skin tag harmlessly rubs away without tearing the healthy skin cells around it. The herbal solution is not chosen for sentimental or mystical reasons, but rather because it is far gentler on the skin.
This form of skin tag removal is not as quick as surgical removal, but removes effectively all risk of scarring and long-term complications. Natural skin tag removal is quite affordable, making it an alternative for those that do not desire to risk injury by scratching the skin tag away on their own but cannot afford the services of a dermatologist.
While many solutions for natural skin tag removal can be found over the counter, with more brands cropping up in stores as more formulae hit the market, we favor Dermatend for its simplicity of use.
Natural skin tag removal is a safe and quick means by which to reduce skin tags from a nuisance to nothing, and should not be overlooked. An effective natural method has only recently been assembled for commercial use, making the literature surrounding it rare.
Make no mistake: in the time it takes to make an appointment, the skin tag can be removed painlessly and almost effortlessly with nothing but herbal components and time. Persistent irritation with acrochordons, whether they are causing trouble or simply being unsightly additions to one's skin texture, is best resolved with natural skin tag removal.
Skin Tag Removal Surgery
The most basic means by which to remove a skin tag is to simply scratch it away. However, much like picking at a scab, this heavily risks causing a scar. Bacteria can easily slip in from the hands and come to reside under the skin, where it may come to fester and become an infection. This infection will interfere with the natural healing process of the skin and may cause a scar which is much more noticable cosmetically than the skin tag ever was, discounting the many other complications that even a minor infection may lead to..
The risk of infection can be reduced with proper antiseptic treatment and a measure of caution; however, with the amount of effort it takes to safely scratch away a skin tag, one would be better served pursuing a more precise over-the-counter method, and those with insurance would likely be better served pursuing the intervention of a dermatologist, who may cauterize or freeze the skin tag away.
Cauterization is exactly what it sounds like, and involves a hot, needle-shaped iron being applied to the skin tag. More lavishly-equipped offices may have the use of a laser for the same purpose. In any case, the result is the same, and the acrochordon is burned away. A local anaesthetic is used so that the host bears no discomfort from the removal process. The risk of infection and subsequent scarring is almost nil, although the risk of scarring from burning is still present.
Cryosurgery is a more complicated and expensive option, but carries a lower risk of scarring; in cryosurgery the acrochordon is crippled with extreme cold, causing it to simply fall away. The process is relatively painless and is very similar to that used to remove persistent warts.
Various professional methods for acrochordons are effective; however, most methods of removal still risk some form of scarring, the only exception being removal by natural means.If you are interested in having a skin tag surgically removed, we recommend that you find a dermatologist near you with the handy tool on the American Academy of Dermatology website.