Skin Tag Removal Home Remedies Vs TagBand

Looking for skin tag removal home remedies? Skin tags can be a nuisance especially when it comes to getting rid of them, which is why it is important to choose the best method in order to remove them effectively.

What are Skin tags?

Skin tags are defined as small growths that stick out from the skin which are not usually painful but, can be unsightly and can cause embarrassment for some people. They are commonly caused when skin rubs against skin and they can occur both in men and women. Common places for skin tags include; the neck, underarm, and groin area.

Home Remedies for Skin Tags

There are home remedies for skin tags out there which are suggested to aid in removal.

Tying the Skin Tag

A common one is using dental floss to tie onto the skin tag, which should help to cut off the blood supply. Even though this seems like an effective method, it can be a struggle to do it yourself if the tag is in a particularly awkward place, also if not done properly it could cause pain and discomfort.

Completely cutting off the skin tags blood supply can cause discomfort. With the TagBand skin tag removal kit it provides an easy and effective method of skin tag removal by significantly reducing the blood supply by attaching a small band to the base of the skin tag.

Ointments or Oils for Skin tags

Another common home remedy for skin tag removal includes using ointments or oils which normally work by drying out the skin tags surface. Even though they can be an effective method the TagBand skin tag removal kit has a far higher success rate as well as removing skin tags quicker.

On average skin tags are removed with the TagBand kit within seven days with ointments and oils taking several weeks to start working. Once the band is applied to the skin tag it will start working making the kit very user friendly with minimal effort required.

In comparison ointments and oils need to be applied several times a day with treatment continuing for several weeks.

Cutting the Tag Off

A final method is using sharp sterile scissors which enable the person to cut the tag off from the base. Benefits of this option are that it is a fast and cost effective way of removing skin tags if you are brave enough.

This method includes using rubbing alcohol and a numbing agent beforehand to reduce discomfort during removal. However, this method is not recommended due to the complications that can arise from it, such as the inevitability that it will bleed and potentially cause significant pain once removed.

As well as this it also leaves the area open to infection if not sanitised appropriately. The risk of scarring is also another thing to consider before attempting to cut off a skin tag.

When to Consult a Doctor?

  • It is important to correctly identify the skin tags. Sometimes people confuse them with warts, moles, or something else. If you have any doubts its better to consult a doctor.
  • Skin tags may sometimes develop on sensitive areas e.g. eyelids or groin area. It is better to consult a doctor before trying to remove these by yourself at home.
  • Consult a doctor if your skin tags are unusually big or painful.
  • Sometimes it may bleed a lot when trying to cut skin tags by yourself. Visit a doctor if you experience bleeding during cutting skin tags or otherwise.
  • You may also consult a doctor if you want to go through various medical/surgical options for skin tag removal. These include Cauterization (burning skin tags), Cryotherapy (freezing the skin tags) Excision (Surgical skin tag removal).

Skin Tag Removal with Tagband:

Tagband and Auto Tagband are simple, easy and cost effective skin tag removal devices that work by cutting off blood supply to the skin tag which lead to skin tag drying and dropping off.

It works by applying a small band, applied close to the base of the skin tag, to stop the skin tag’s blood supply.

To attach a band, you first push one of the bands up and onto the top section of the cone. Place the cone over the skin tag and level with the surrounding skin area. Place the TagBand remover onto the cone and push lightly until the band pops off the end. The band will now be held securely in place where it will remain until the skin tag has dropped off.

Alcohol wipes are included with the TagBand device to make sure that the skin tag and surrounding area is kept clean and free from infection.


In conclusion, compared to other alternative home remedies the TagBand kit is a safe and effective skin tag removal solution. It features a user-friendly design and includes easy to understand fitting instructions. TagBand is a hygienic method of skin tag removal and keeps the skin tag and surrounding area free from discomfort, and possible infection by including alcohol cleansing wipes.

In addition, it is a much faster method of removal compared to other home remedies and on average removes skin tags within seven days of treatment.