Can you get skin tags on your face, is a simple question to which there is a simple answer. Yes!
But if you find one that is quite long, or that one is starting to develop, should you be worried? No. Relax!
The answer is almost always, no! Only very rarely indeed is there a deeper problem. Skin tags are tiny growths of skin normally found on the face, hands or feet. The tags generally hang off the skin by a thin connecting stalk. You no doubt dislike having that thing, but skin tags are not normally a threat to your health. Read on to find out more.
Facial tags may be annoying, and more so on the face as they are likely to be seen by those that you meet, but there is no need to panic. The direct cause of facial them is a growth of flesh, which is also known as a “benign tumor”.
However, most people are not aware of this problem and hence do not think of the underlying causes with the result that they don’t look after themselves as they should. Most dermatologists say that keeping yourself healthy through a balanced diet is the best way to avoid them.
Removing Skin Tags Including from Your Face
If you want to remove a skin tag at home, follow these simple guidelines. The process is simple and safe.
Here Is How to Remove a Facial Skin Tag Without Harm
A “tag” on the face is basically harmless. They are only formed when the skin folds and the growth is outwards. The worst thing about them though is of course that they can so easily be seen on the face. Very few people will see them when, as they often do, they appear on underarms, armpits, your back, or your chest, let alone on the groin area!
However, you cannot just pick up your tag and remove it without the assistance of an expert. If the face skin tag becomes infected then you may have to go for surgery. The decision to remove a skin tag should not be taken in a hurry. If you remove it in haste, you may cause permanent scarring. Also, you really must wash your hands properly before you ever attempt to remove a tag.
More on How to Remove a Skin Tag on Your Face
There are many ways to remove a tag. The first way, and the most common way, is to use a thread around the base of it. We do recommend that in that way you remove it by cutting off its blood supply. A thread is pulled around the skin tag till it comes out of the skin. Once the supply of blood stops, it falls off almost immediately.
You should not use any sharp object to pull the thread. If you do so, there is a high chance of causing infection to the skin tag.
The second way is to make use of an aloe vera plant. Just take the leaf from the plant and tie it to the tag with a thread. Make sure that you do not leave any extra thread. When you tighten the thread, the aloe vera is known to go into the blood stream in it and reduce the tag. This method is said to be as effective as the first method in terms of effectiveness.
You should remember too that you should not use any sharp object to remove a facial tag. Nor should you grasp it with your finger nail. Some say that they carefully pull the skin tag with a fingernail to remove it, or use a pair of cutters or clippers. Using is not advisable, as a pair of cutters or clippers is too violent an action. We say that especially for a facial tag, it may tear off leaving a small scar when it heals.
They say that there is no need to worry about the pain as it is quite mild. But, that’s not the point. We have no doubt that the wound will usually heal in the due course of time all by itself. Maybe on some parts of the body a tiny scar would not concern you. But, for us, we would not risk it on our face. A dermatologist is the best expert to help you remove them.
It is also advised that you take good care of your facial skin tags or they may bleed if they rub against clothing etc. You should try to make sure that they don’t touch your clothes. Letting clothes rub them may make them bleed and you may create a bigger problem.
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