Skin tags are harmless, benign growths of skin that are usually found on eyelids, under arms, and around the neck, breast or groin areas. Both men and women are prone to these balloon-like skin growths, which can range in size from 2 mm to 5 cm.
While some skin tags fall off on their own, others can be removed medically or through at home methods. Deciding which procedure to use for removal is purely personal choice. The most effective ways to remove skin tags medically include liquid nitrogen freezing, cauterizing or burning off of the tags, or cutting them off with scissors. All of these procedures can be done with or without anesthesia, depending upon the size or location of the tag.
To remove skin tags at home, you can use dental floss or string to ligate the tag at the base. By tying off the skin tag, you effectively cut off the blood supply, allowing the skin tag to fall off naturally within a few days.
Another home remedy is applying apply cider vinegar to the skin tag with a cotton ball 3 times a day. After a few days you will notice the tag will began changing color, gradually darkening until it eventually falls off. I may take a few weeks.