Post # 1
I recently visited the doctor (on a different matter) and thought to ask what these growths on my neck were, and she said that they were skin tags, I know that they are benign tumors and unless you catch or irritate them they’re fine, I know you can have them removed which I have no desire to do (apart from a larger one on my neck which can get caught on necklaces – but I not enough to really annoy me) but I was just wondering if any one had any experiences good or bad with skin tags – just incase I do go down the removal route
Post # 3
I have them on my neck and face. I wanted to remove them for my wedding but when I went to a dermatologist I was told that since they are not a health risk and are on my neck and face that the procedure to remove them would be considered purely cosmetic. Therefore at $300 per tag, I am keeping them LOL If you do decide to get them off just be sure you go to a great cosmetic surgeon. Both my FI and brother have had them removed (not on face) and you can see the marks from where they used to be.
Post # 4
I have them too. I’ve had a few small ones that I snipped off with some sterile surgical scissors. It hurt like a b%&#h, but they were so small it only lasted a few seconds.
Post # 5
What about this stuff – http://well.ca/products/dr-scholls-skin-tag-remover_19186.html
They run commercials about it constantly around here!
Post # 6
I have them, but they’re relatively small. I think some of them add character (i have one by the corner of my eye, makes it look like a twinkle =)) so I wasnt looking to have them removed. Surgery is always risky for me because people on my mom’s and dad’s side of the family have a tendency to keloid (sp?); which means a growth could occur on the surgery spot.
Post # 7
@punky brewster oh god I’d hate to do that on myself – I’m a nurse – I inject people all the time – but I could never do it to myself -so I could never freeze off my tags! eek!
Post # 8
My FI has lots of skin tags and occasionally they will come off on their own. Also, depending on where you have them you may not want to try this, but I’ve been told that you can get rid of them by cutting off their blood supply. Use thread or string to tie off the skin tag close to the healthy skin to cut off the blood supply, which will eventually cause the skin tag to fall off (usually after a day or two).
Post # 9
I had a fairly small one underneath my arm (near my armpit) and I got it removed over 3 years ago. So glad I did. I hated it – so many people would ask me what it was. Someone even asked if I had a Rice Krispe stuck to my arm!
I am from Canada – so it from free to get it removed (free healthcare YAY!) & it didn’t hurt at all. I have a tiny tiny mark from it but nothing noticeable.
Post # 10
I have had them removed in my dr’s office with no problem from my breast and one from under my arm. I have another one under the other arm that I need to get removed. I had a couple around my eyes that were starting to irritate me but I went to the dermatologist to have them removed. They gave me some maderma? lotion to put on the spot and it left absolutely no scars. I couldn’t even tell you exactly where they were.
Post # 11
I’ve heard this stuff can help remove them too if you want to try it! http://www.amoils.com/skin-tags-removal.html
Post # 12
I had two. They were too small to tie off…so I bought a new pair of cuticle scissors (new so they’d be sharp, cuticle scissors because what I was cutting was tiny) and just cut them off, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do it, but I just went for it.
It really only hurt for a second. By the time I realized I’d gotten the first one, it had already quit hurting. I didn’t bleed at all. I then went and just snipped the second one. The second one was a little bigger and I got a tiny spot of blood, but not enough that it dripped or anything, just a dot on a tissue.
I was amazed how easy it was,….and how little it hurt. If I ever get another one, I will definitely snip it off. I don’t have any scars or marks from them, but that might be because they were so small.