What is a Skin Tag Remover and How Can You Use It

Updated on January 30, 2021

Something people don’t tell you about getting older is the fun world of skin tags. They pop up overnight. They come out of nowhere. And they are always in spots that are visible to the whole world, like your neck. The worst right?

You used to have to go to the doctor to have them removed. It was uncomfortable. It was embarrassing. Thank goodness you can take care of it in the privacy of your own home now.

All you need is to have them covered up while you run to your local store to grab some skin tag removal. Or better yet, enjoy one of the positives of technology and just order some online.

Skin Tag Removal

A skin tag is a harmless, painless, extremely common skin growth. They are more annoying than anything else, but people prefer to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Okay, so what isskin tag remover Well, quite simply it’s whatever you apply to your skin tag to help it dry up and fall off. Similar to wart removal options, removing a skin tag with a serum or cream happens in much the same way.

You should see a dermatologist if you have noticed those little guys pop up in places on your body. If you are not comfortable trying to take them off yourself, please see a doctor. Sometimes they do fall off by themselves, but sometimes not.

Home Remedies

If you like to try home remedies before going to any medication, you have options.

  • Tea tree oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Crushed garlic
  • Vitamin E

If you want to try something you probably have around your house anyway, there are plenty of things that can dry out a skin tag to help it fall off. No trips to the doctor. No ordering medicine online.

OTC Treatments

If you aren’t having any luck with the home remedy route, you can get stronger items at the store.

  • Creams
  • Serums
  • Removal pads
  • Wart removal creams
  • Removal device
  • Freeze removal

Whether you go with a cream, serum, pad, or removal tool, these options are going to be stronger, faster, and cost just a bit more. Just follow the directions and away they fall off. Still cheaper than going to the doctor for removal.


You can go to your local dermatologist to have your skin tag removed.

  • Cryosurgery
  • Surgery
  • Cauterize

These options obviously sound a bit scarier, but if you really can’t get a skin tag to fall off, they might be your only option.

Basic Skin Tag Removal

If you go with a regular OTC removal option, they are really easy to use. They are mostly the liquid serums and come with a nail polish like brush. You apply to the skin tag for however long and however many times a day the bottle says.

The serum will dry out the skin until the skin tag falls off. It’s painless, won’t irritate the skin underneath, and won’t leave any discoloration.

Plus one bottle of liquid skin tag removal is pretty darn cheap compared to going to the doctor. You also only need one bottle. It will last forever.

Just Don’t Pick at Them

However you decide to remove your skin tag, just make sure you do it properly. You could possibly cause the spot to become infected or accidentally cause some uncontrollable bleeding. You could also not get the whole root of the skin tag and still have some of the growth hanging out.

So try an OTC remedy that will remove your skin tag without causing any other irritation or problems. Grab a bottle and not have to worry about wearing sweatshirts in the summer.

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