Skin tags are in a word, annoying and embarrassing. They can become irritating when rubbed by clothing, jewelry, or when they occur in areas of the skin that show signs of eczema. While they’re usually nothing to worry about, we’re not exactly thrilled when they start popping up on our skin.
Often occurring in areas of skin creases or folds, including the neck, eyelids, underarm or groin, it’s estimated that half of all adults have skin tags. The good news is that with so many people dealing with skin tags, ample research has gone into getting rid of the little annoyances and thankfully, you can usually remove them without going to the dermatologist (for skin tags on your face or in sensitive areas like around your eyes, we do recommend having these removed by a medical professional).
If you’re looking for an easy and safe way to get rid of small and painless skin tags, check out these specially designed scissors, creams and tools that have fast and effective results.
1. La Grange Curved Gold Plated Handle Dental Surgical Gum Scissors
The La Grange Curved Gold Plated Handle Dental Surgical Gum Scissors have tungsten carbide inserts appropriate for use on skin, including removing skin tags. The 4.5-inch scissors with a double curve make them ideal for working on the surface of the skin.
Pros: The scissors maintain their shape even after being sterilized over heat.
Cons: A steady hand is required when using scissors for tag cutting.
2. Castroviejo Curved Scissors
The Castroviejo Curved Scissors are ultra-sharp scissors that feature anti-slip microscopic serrations and spring-loaded knurled handles that allow you to focus on cutting tiny areas of the skin with precision.
Pros: The Castroviejo scissors will continue to work well even after being sterilized multiple times.
Cons: These are the most expensive scissors on our list.
3. Iris Surgical Scissors
The Iris Surgical Scissors are 4.5-inch stainless-steel scissors designed to be used on small areas of the skin.
Pros: The Iris are an affordable option for skin tag removal.
Cons: The finger holes may not be big enough for all users.
4. Micro Auto TagBand Skin Tag Remover
Cut the blood supply to skin tags in seconds with the Micro Auto TagBand Skin Tag Remover, which features a band that tightens around the base of the skin tag, causing the skin tag to fall off in only a few days.
Pros: The Micro Auto can be used with one hand, making it easy to access difficult to reach areas on the body.
Cons: The Micro Auto can only be used on small to medium skin tags and should not be used on the eye area.
5. Claritag Advanced Skin Tag Removal Device
Clinically tested and proven to remove skin tags, the Claritag Advanced Skin Tag Removal Device was developed with dermatologists and works by using cryo-freeze technology to freeze skin tags off the body. Each Claritag comes with an instructional video.
Pros: The Claritag is one of the most painless ways to remove skin tags.
Cons: One Claritag unit only includes ten treatments per kit.
6. Ulensy Skin Tag Remover
Gently and painlessly remove skin tags using the natural Ulensy Skin Tag Remover, which works by repeatedly applying a thin layer of the Ulensy cream to the affected area. Ulensy uses natural ingredients like Fructus Cnidii, Kochiae Fructus, Cortex Phellodendri, Radix stemonae and is safe for use on the body and feet.
Pros: The Ulensy can take between 7-20 days of treatment before a skin tag falls off, but the gradual removal means it won’t leave a scar.
Cons: The Ulensy cream must be applied 2-3 times per day, making it one of the more time-consuming options.
7. Aroamas Advanced Mole and Skin Tag Remover and Repair Lotion Set
For a professional-grade cream that treats skin tags as well as moles, dark spots and more, we recommend the Aroamas Advanced Mole and Skin Tag Remover and Repair Lotion Set. The cream is applied twice per day to the affected area, with results often seen between 7-15 days.
Pros: The skin tag removal cream also comes with repair cream to help facilitate healing.
Cons: There may be some pain akin to a bug bite associated with each treatment of the Aroamas cream. Customers should also wear gloves when using the cream, which must be purchased separately.