The neck is one of the most common body parts for skin tags to grow on. And whilst skin tags on the neck aren’t dangerous to your health, they can be unsightly and frequently catch on clothing and jewellery. If you’re not experiencing any discomfort from your skin tags and having them visible on your neck doesn’t bother you, then it’s wise to leave them alone. Skin tags rarely get bigger or cause any health problems if left untreated.
However, if your skin tags are bothering you, you can easily eradicate your discomfort and embarrassment by removing them. There are many methods and products you can use to remove skin tags at home or, if you prefer, you can visit a skin tag clinic to have your skin tags removed by a medical professional. Since the neck is not a sensitive place, there are plenty of safe and effective methods you can use to remove skin tags located on this part of the body.
Removing skin tags on neck with tea tree oil
If you prefer natural remedies to chemical treatments, removing your skin tags with tea tree oil might be the best option for you. The only major negative aspect of using tea tree oil to remove skin tags is that the process takes a very long time – it can take months of daily usage before your skin tags begin to dry up and drop off. However, tea tree oil is easy to buy over-the-counter or online and is often very cheap.
To remove a skin tag with tea tree oil, simply pour a small amount of the oil onto a cotton pad and dab it onto all of the skin tags, being sure to cover each one thoroughly. Repeat this process once or twice each day and in a couple of months, your skin tags should change colour and drop off.
Removing skin tags on neck with wart and mole remover
Another effective way of removing skin tags on your neck is to treat them with wart and mole removers, such as Cuplex Gel or Wart & Mole Vanish. Although these products aren’t marketed as skin tag removal treatments, many people have had success in using them to remove their skin tags. With wart and mole removers, you’ll get positive results more quickly than with tea tree oil, but you can still expect to wait at least a few weeks before your skin tags disappear.
Most wart and mole removers can be bought over-the-counter from your local pharmacy or online for very reasonable prices. To ensure you’re purchasing a product which will also remove skin tags, it’s always best to read reviews online first to see if anyone has tried it on skin tags or purchase one of the products we recommend.
Removing skin tags on neck with a freezing treatment
One of the most popular ways to remove skin tags on neck is to apply a freezing treatment. Although this removal method can often be uncomfortable, it’s one of the fastest ways to get rid of your skin tags. To use a freeze treatment, simply stand in front of a mirror and point the nozzle of the bottle directly over your skin tag on your neck. Then press and hold the button on the top of the bottle for as long as indicated by the instructions. During this time you’ll feel a numbing sensation as the treatment gets to work on the skin tag, but it will only last a few seconds. How long skin tags take to disappear following the use of a freezing treatment is entirely dependent on how large your skin tags are.
Most chemists sell skin tag freezing treatments over the counter without the need of a prescription, but you can also buy them online. They’re usually a little bit more expensive than tea tree oil and wart and mole removers, but they tend to work more quickly.
Removing skin tags on neck with a removal device
Removal devices are a great way of removing skin tags on the neck because you just need to carry out the treatment once and then forget about it until the skin tag falls off. This makes it one of the best options if you have many skin tags you want to get rid of. With a skin tag removal device, you simply use the cone provided to slide a small rubber band around the skin tag, thereby cutting off its blood supply. Over the course of a few days (for small skin tags) or weeks (for medium-size skin tags) your skin tag will die and fall off.
Skin tag removal devices are available to buy over-the-counter in some chemists, but they can be difficult to get a hold of. It’s for this reason we recommend that you buy your skin tag removal device online.
Removing skin tags on neck using a clinic
Since there are so many safe and effective ways of removing skin tags on your neck at home yourself, there’s really no need to visit a skin tag removal clinic and have them removed professionally. This method can prove to be very costly – especially if you have a lot of skin tags – and can take a lot of time. However, if you’d much rather a professional carry out the removal treatment, there are several ways it might be done.
Many dermatologists use a sterile blade or pair of scissors to slice off the skin tags. Other methods include using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tags (known medically as Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery), removing the skin tags with strong lasers and burning the stem between the skin and the skin tag until it falls off (known medically as cauterising).