A skin tag is a protruding section of the skin that resembles a tag. Skin tags commonly occur in areas where there is friction between skin and skin. These areas include armpits, under breasts, eyelids, groin, chest, and upper neck. Skin tags are not cancerous and cause no symptoms unless they are agitated by scratching or rubbing. If large skin tags are subjected to a lot of pressure they can rapture. The components of a skin tag include: ducts, fibrous tissue, nerve cells, fat cells and an epidermis. There are people who are more susceptible to the condition probably as a result of being overweight, hereditary factors, and other unknown reasons. They are also common for people who have diabetes.
One of the methods that are used to remove skin tags is freezing. It is the most widely used method of skin tag removal but many people shy away from skin tag removal. The main reason is because skin tags usually occur in sensitive private areas of the body such as under breasts and the genital area. Although skin tags are not cancerous, they can be very unsightly to look at. As a result, many developments have been made in the procedures involved while removing them.
The process of skin tag freezing usually took place in a hospital but this has recently changed dramatically. There has been an increase in production of freezing kits that can be safely used in homes. This has in turn caused a considerable reduction in the prices of home skin tag freezing kits. As a result, they have become very easily accessible to people who used to be embarrassed about having skin tags. Skin tag freezing kits are not very well known and people usually get difficulties deciding what type of kit to buy.
One of the most popular freezing kits is known as a cryosurgery freezing kit. This kit can be able to instantly freeze more than 21 different lesions on the skin such as tags and warts. This kit is relatively more expensive than other kits but it is more effective as well.
The Histofreezer Cryosurgery freezing kit is yet another type of kit used to freeze skin tags. The freezing kit is usually enough for 5 freezes and it is easy and safe to use. The freezing process with this skin tag freezing kit takes about 40 seconds and it has been proven to have a 100% rate of success in dealing with skin tags.