Got Skin Tags or Moles?
Skin Tags are typically soft, small pieces of oddly shaped thick skin that can hang from different parts of the body.
These tags are usually painless, posing no risk to those experiencing them. They will commonly appear in the underarm, neck and groin areas but they can also appear on the back and around the eyes. Generally, areas of the body that receive a lot of friction develop skin tags. Fortunately, skin tags are benign so there are no medical concerns.
But skin tags can be a problem as they can bleed if snagged (with their own blood supply) and many will be unhappy with the skin tags' physical appearance, often choosing to have them removed.
Skin tags will usually grow to around the size of a rice grain and can range in colour from flesh toned to brown.
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 rather 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 where the skin tag is removed with the help of sterile instruments.
- Electrosurgery which involves burning off the skin tag with high-frequency electrical energy.
- Ligation where the skin tag is removed by tying it off with surgical thread in order to cut off its blood flow.
While having small skin tags removed doesn’t usually require 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 of course, especially if you don't like the look of them or they get in the way.
There are several DIY removal ways but 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.
- There is a second DIY method and that is with the use of duct tape, to seal the skin tag tightly so that no air or light can get to it. After a few days, you may find you have successfully suffocated your skin tag enough so that it falls off. There is a downside to this method. The ugly looking duct tape can cause irritation to those with a skin sensitivity.
- Thirdly, never try to remove skin tags by snipping off with a pair of scissors as this can be very risky and dangerous 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 them yourself at home 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 gently flake them away. You can of course carry out this treatment in the comfort of your own home. Just one suggestion - and that is to refrain from picking or filing the tags, giving the formula the time to do its work. The tags may change in color, size and/or appearance before they begin to flake away.
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 deciding to take any action.
All of us will have at least one mole on our body and some may have even more types of moles. We can be born with moles, or they can develop as we grow. Although some dermatologists believe that excessive sun exposure plays a vital role in mole development, genetics and hormones can be major reasons why you develop moles as well as influencing the type of mole.
Moles can grow anywhere on the skin either singly or in clusters. While most of these moles are harmless, some types of moles may become suspect. Such moles should be examined by a dermatologist immediately especially if you notice such a mole growing or changing in shape. Skin experts will perform certain tests to make sure 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 is used to break up the cells that make up the mole. An anesthetic is not usually required, and the beam of light is gentle enough not to harm healthy skin. The mole should not be deep as the laser light is not able to penetrate deeply enough. Laser treatment can be costly.
- Excision is another method where the mole is cut away before the wound left behind is stitched. The work has to be carried out in a doctor's surgery. Depending on the size of the mole and the cut, the stitches are placed either deeply (to be absorbed by the body) or on the upper surface of the skin (to be removed later).
- A third way is to remove moles by excision with cauterization where a special tool is used to burn away the mole. One of the drawbacks is that great care is needed afterwards to ensure the successful healing of the wound.
A natural alternative
H-Moles Formula is a natural cruelty free solution for moles. Once any moles have been checked by your doctor, H-Moles Formula can be used safely and gently on benign moles at home. The process requires daily applications and comes with full instructions. Patience is key to give the formula time to do its work.