What Causes These Blemishes?
Skin tags, also known as acrochordon have several causes. Usually they appear in areas of your body where skin forms creases. That is the reason why the most common places of the blemishes are: neck, eyelid and some other places. Obese people tend to have more skin tags due to increased amounts of skin folds. Pregnancy can also cause skin tags not only due to weight gain, but also because of hormonal changes.
Another factor that may cause these skin blemishes is a HPV virus that is also known as human papilloma virus. Although the virus is known for warts, it is reported that skin tags may also appear because of the virus.
Skin tags are not harmful and usually very small. The only reason why people remove these blemishes is because they do not like their appearance. Thankfully, there are many ways to remove skin tags. Some people prefer surgical treatment and some opt for natural products and ingredients. In this post, we will discuss both these methods. So let us start with skin tag surgery.
It has many advantages over natural methods and the main one is the speed of removal. Your doctor can remove your tag in a matter of hours, however, it is much more expensive then natural methods and, what is very important, surgery can leave scars. That may look even worse than initial blemish.
The most common types of surgical treatments are:
- Laser removal
- Excision with stitches
If you prefer natural remedies, there are many of them and below you will find the most effective ingredients that are proven to work.
Tea tree oil. If you take a look on ingredients of various skin creams, you may notice that most of them include tea tree oil. The oil has been used for thousands of years and even ancient civilizations used it for skin care. The ingredient can make your skin drier and is known as great antiseptic. The process of treatment is very easy. You will only need to apply one single drop of the oil on your skin tag twice per day. In two weeks you will notice that the blemish became much drier. Soon it will fall off itself.
Castor oil is another great ingredient. It is recommended to make a mix of castor oil and baking soda and apply the blend on your skin blemish. This procedure must be repeated every single day and usually will require several weeks to remove skin tag permanently.
Well, now you know what causes skin tags, how to remove them using many methods. It is time to make up your mind and choose one method. I hope you found this article useful. Good luck.