Got Skin Tags or Moles?
Skin Tag vs. Mole
Skin Tags are typically soft, small pieces of oddly shaped thick skin that can hang from different body parts.
Skin tags generally develop in areas of the body that receive a lot of friction. They will appear in the underarm, neck, and groin areas but can also appear on the back and around the eyes. These tags are painless, posing no risk to those experiencing them.
Skin tags usually grow to around the size of a rice grain and can range in color from flesh-toned to brown.
Skin tags can be a problem as they can bleed if snagged (with their blood supply), and many will be unhappy with the skin tags' physical appearance, often choosing to have them removed.
Difference Between Skin Tag And Mole
Skin tags and moles are common skin growths but differ in appearance and origin.
Skin tags are small, harmless growths that typically appear on the skin. They are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker and have a thin stalk connecting them to the skin. They are often described as small, soft, and fleshy and can be found on various body parts, such as the face, neck, armpits, and groin. They are more common in people who are overweight, have diabetes, or have a history of skin tags in the family. They are usually benign but can irritate or be painful if growth gets caught on clothing or jewelry.
Moles, also known as nevi, are benign growths that are usually dark brown or black. They can appear raised or flat and can be round or oval. Moles are generally benign and do not cause any problems. However, they can sometimes develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma, so a medical professional must evaluate any changing or suspicious moles.
Not all skin growths are benign, so if you have any concerns about skin growth or other skin conditions, it's best to consult a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
How can you get rid of skin tags?
While extra small skin tags may rub off on their own, most skin tags stay attached to your skin and may not require treatment - but they can become a nuisance if they continue to grow.
You can opt to have skin tags removed by more conventional methods. These include:
- Cryotherapy, which means freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen.
- Surgical removal is where the skin tag is removed with the help of sterile instruments.
- Electrosurgery involves burning off the skin tag with high-frequency electrical energy.
- Ligation is where the skin tag is removed by tying it off with surgical thread to cut off its blood flow.
While removing small skin tags doesn’t usually require general anesthesia, your doctor may use local anesthesia when removing large or multiple skin tags.
How can you tackle skin tags naturally?
When skin tags first appear, they are small and can easily be twisted.
This is the ideal time to treat them, especially if it is irritating, you don't like their look, or they get in the way.
There are several DIY removal ways, but they may come with risks.
- Some people knowing that you will need to starve the skin tag of its blood supply, will take a piece of dental floss, tie it around the base of the tag and leave it for a few days. But we do not recommend this method.
- Another DIY method uses duct tape to seal the skin tag tightly so no air and light can get to it. The ugly-looking duct tape can irritate those with skin sensitivity. After a few days, you may find you have successfully suffocated your skin tag so that it falls off.
- Never try to remove skin tags by snipping them off with scissors, as this can be very risky because of the chance of infection and bleeding, as well as mistaking the skin tag for some other kind of skin growth.
There is a safer and more gentle natural way!
You can remove skin tags naturally with a natural product from Healing Natural Oils without the risk of pain, bleeding, or scarring. The formula is rapidly absorbed into the skin tags where it works to flake them away gently.
What about moles?
On the other hand, Moles are usually smaller (say less than a 1/4 inch in diameter) with well-defined borders.
Always have your moles checked by a health professional before taking action.
We can be born with moles, or they can develop as we grow. All of us will have at least one mole on our body, and some may have even more types of moles. Although some dermatologists believe that excessive sun exposure plays a vital role in mole development, genetics and hormones can be significant reasons you develop moles and influence the type of mole.
Moles can grow anywhere on the skin, either singly or in clusters. While most of these moles are harmless, some moles may become suspect. A dermatologist should examine such moles immediately, especially if you notice such a mole growing or changing in shape. Skin experts will perform specific tests to ensure that your moles are benign.
How can you get rid of moles?
The following are different ways to get rid of moles when carried out by a medical or surgical professional:
- Laser is one method where a concentrated beam of light breaks up the cells that make up the mole. The mole should not be deep as the laser light cannot penetrate enough. An anesthetic is not usually required, and the beam of light is gentle enough not to harm healthy skin. Laser treatment can be costly.
- Excision is another method where the mole is cut before the wound is stitched. Depending on the mole's size and incision, the stitches are placed either deeply (to be absorbed by the body) or on the skin's upper surface (to be removed later). The surgery has to be carried out by a doctor.
- A mole can also be removed by cauterization, where a unique tool is used to burn away the mole. One of the drawbacks is that great care is needed afterward to ensure the successful healing of the wound.
A natural alternative
H-Moles Formula is a natural, cruelty-free solution for moles. It requires daily applications and comes with full instructions. Patience is key.