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Skin tag removal can be done through surgery, although you can also consider home remedies, which can sometimes help skin tags dry out and fall off. 

Skin tags are noncancerous growths that tend to form within the skin folds of the neck, breasts, armpits, groin area, and eyelids. They are quite common and are loose collagen fibers that become lodged inside thicker areas of the skin. While skin tags are harmless, many people do not like their appearance, and if you find your skin tag to be bothersome, you can consider the following home remedies for skin tag removal:

Tea tree oil

This oil contains antiviral and antifungal properties which is safe to use on your skin when diluted in carrier oil. Start by washing the affected area, then use a cotton swab or a Q-tip to massage the oil over your skin tag. Do this gently and place a bandage over the area overnight. You can repeat this process for several nights until the tag dries and falls off. 

Banana peel

This contains antioxidant properties and can help dry out a skin tag. Place a piece of banana peel over the tag and cover it with a bandage. You can complete this process nightly until your skin tag falls off. 

Apple cider vinegar

Soak a cotton swab in apple cider vinegar and place it over your skin tag. Wrap the section in a bandage for 15 to 30 minutes and then wash your skin. Repeat this process every day for a couple of weeks, as the acidity of apple cider vinegar will break down the tissue surrounding your skin tag and cause it to fall off.

Vitamin E

This is an antioxidant that fights wrinkles and keeps the skin healthy. Applying liquid vitamin E over your skin tag can cause the growth to disappear in a couple of days, and all you have to do is massage the oil over the tag and surrounding skin until it falls off.


This can reduce inflammation, which will help improve the appearance of your skin. You can apply crushed garlic over your skin tag, after which you must cover the area with a bandage overnight and wash the area in the morning. Repeat this step until your skin tag shrinks and disappears. 

The Final Cut

It is essential to note that home remedies will take longer to produce results than surgical procedures completed by professionals. Additionally, you must be very careful, and if you don’t feel comfortable with at-home remedies, it is highly recommended that you visit a reputable clinic for skin tag removal. Do not try cutting off a skin tag because this can lead to an infection and bleeding. 

If you want to take the surgical route to remove skin tags, you’ve come to the right clinic. The experts at Bellair Laser Clinic will perform this treatment safely. We will discuss the procedure, which is fast and effective, and you can rely on our team because we are highly skilled and experienced. Contact us today to schedule your skin tag removal appointment!