Moles and skin tags affect the majority of the population at some point, and while many are fine to live with, there are some moles and skin tags that cause discomfort or embarrassment. If you have moles or skin tags that are causing you undue stress, then let’s have a look at how you can remove them safely. 

Remember that you must get input from a medical practitioner before treating or removing any moles or skin tags.

How Do Moles Develop?

Moles are a type of growth on the skin caused when the cells in the skin grow in a cluster, rather than spreading out. These cells are called melanocytes which give the natural brown or black pigment to the skin. Moles will usually develop between early childhood and the age of 25, often darkening in the teen years or during pregnancy. By adulthood, it’s common to have around 10 to 40 moles, ranging in size. 

How Do Skin Tags Develop?

Skin tags – also known as acrochordons – are small flaps of skin tissue that hang off your skin by a connecting stalk. It’s not known exactly what causes skin tags to form, but because they appear in the folds of the skin, it’s believed that friction plays a role. They consist of blood vessels and collagen surrounded by an outer layer of skin. Skin tags are not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable when rubbing against clothing or jewelry, often appearing on the neck, chest, back, armpits, groin, or under the breasts. 

Skin tags may develop when:

  • You’re pregnant as the hormones and weight gain are believed to play a role. 
  • You have a hormone imbalance or endocrine problem. 
  • Family members have skin tags as they’re believed to be genetic. 
  • You age as skin tags tend to appear later in life. 
  • If you’ve contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV).

How Do You Remove Skin Tags and Moles?

Skin tags are non-cancerous and can be removed with home remedies, but they can also be mistaken for moles or warts. Ensure you have any skin condition examined by a doctor before removing them. 

Home remedy skin tag removal

Depending on the type of skin tag you have, it might be possible to remove it at home, but these results won’t be as quick or effective as visiting a specialist. Never cut a skin tag as this can lead to bleeding and infection. 

Tea Tree Oil

Wash your skin tag and the area around it before dipping a cotton swab in diluted tea tree oil and covering it overnight. The oil has antiviral and antifungal properties and will dry out the tag. Do this repeatedly until the tag falls off. 

Banana Peel

Place a piece of banana peel over your skin tag and then cover it. Do this repeatedly until the tag falls off. The peels will dry out the skin tag over time. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Place some cotton wool in apple cider vinegar before wrapping it onto your skin tag with a bandage for between 15 and 30 minutes. Wash your skin afterward and repeat this daily for a few weeks. The apple cider vinegar breaks down the skin tag tissue, causing it to eventually fall off. 


It’s not only vampires that shy away from garlic – skin tags aren’t too keen either! Apply some crushed garlic to the skin tag and cover overnight. Wash off in the morning and then repeat until the tag disappears. 

You must never use home remedies for skin tag removal if:

  • Your skin tag is located around the eyes.
  • Your skin tag is located around the genitals.
  • Your skin tag is very large or long.
  • Your skin tag is causing pain, bleeding, or itching

Surgical skin tag removal

A doctor can also remove your skin tag with several outpatient procedures. These include:

  • Cauterization: Using heat to remove the skin tag. 
  • Cryosurgery: Using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin tag. 
  • Electrocautery: Burning the skin tag with an electric current.
  • Ligation: Using a surgical thread to stop the blood flow to the skin tag. 
  • Surgery: Using surgical scissors to snip the skin tag at its base. 

Fibroblasts to remove moles and skin tags

An innovative option for removing skin tags and moles that don’t require home remedies or surgery is fibroblasting. This should only be done by a qualified specialist with experience in the field. Fibroblasting is a completely non-invasive skin treatment that can remove moles and skin tags, quickly and easily. Your aesthetician will use a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to the skin tag itself. The device then inflicts tiny injuries onto your outer skin layer, with the thermal conduction then disrupting your skin’s deeper layers. 

What are the benefits of fibroblasting?

  • Fibroblasting initiates our body’s own, natural wound-healing response which stimulates accelerated collagen production for healing. 
  • Fibroblasting is a non-invasive procedure that can be done quickly and easily. 
  • Fibroblasting results in minimal – if any – discomfort. 
  • In addition to mole removal and skin tag removal, fibroblasting can be used to tighten sagging skin, eradicate unwanted wrinkles, and reduce unsightly skin pigmentation. 

What can you expect when fibroblasting moles?

  • What is the pain level? Moderate to none
  • How long is the procedure? 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • How long does it take to fully heal? 1 to 2 months
  • How many sessions are required? 1 to 3 sessions

What can you expect when fibroblasting skin tags?

  • What is the pain level? Moderate to none
  • How long is the procedure? 1 to 2 hours
  • How long does it take to fully heal? 1 to 2 months
  • How many sessions are required? 1-3 sessions

If you’re interested in using fibroblast to remove your skin tags or moles, then BeautyInk By LeAnne offers this specialized service in Washington State. BeautyInk By LeeAnne has a wide range of paramedical tattooing services to treat a range of skin concerns so that you’re leaving a happier, more confident you! Contact BeautyInk By LeAnne today!

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