Compound W Skin Rag Remover or Compound W Traitement des Acrochordons (in French). This skin tag removal system from the labs of Compound W costs you around $35 (plus shipping prices may vary). While it is not the only DIY methods that's out there today but its definitely one of the most raved about products for removing skin tags. It is also considered to be one of the easiest products to use even for the newbies that have zero experience in any of these skin tag gadgets. So overall anyone can use this product right at the comfort of their home which makes it a decent over-the-counter topical skin tag remover.
The freezing liquid in Compound W is mixed with dimethyl ether which is a liquid nitrogen substitute known to help in removal of skin tags.
This product has been specifically designed just to remove small size skin tags. The TagTarget pads that are included in the kit are to fit the skin tags of 1mm, 2mm and, 3mm only, which makes it impossible to use Compound W on larger skin tags.
Sure the dermatologists can definitely help you remove skin tags. But it might not be an option that everyone is looking for. It can cost anywhere between $200 to $500 out of your pocket. It is a lot of money and forget about any hope of reimbursement from the insurance company. They don't cover it because it is considered as a cosmetic procedure. Insurance companies cover it in cases such as where the skin tag is causing sort of infection, bleeding or any other health issue.
Cryotherapy or Cryosurgery is a medical procedure, which might not be everyone's choice as it can be intimidating or uncomfortable. While doctors also use liquid nitrogen to freeze off the skin tags but it is not recommended to use it at home as it can be very dangerous. However dimethly ether is considered a "safer" freezing agent.
Purchasing a cheap OTC (over the counter) skin tag remover at a random grocery store might sound really tempting but it can do harm than good in the long run. There's plenty of factors that you should consider before even buying any skin tag remover.
Actually not all types of skin growths are skin tags. Sometimes it might be just nothing and sometimes it could also be seborrheic keratoses, skin cancer, melanoma or other type of skin condition that can be treated by a doctor only.
If you're 100% sure that the growth type that you have is a skin tag and is less than 3mm in size, then Compound W might be the right choice for you.
There's actually plenty in the market. But there's a device that's actually even used by some dermatologists. It helps you remove skin tags, spots, moles, warts, freckles, blemishes and even tattoos. Check out this device that'll help you simply burn them and have them fall off. Instead of wasting time guessing if you have a skin tag, wart, mole or just a dark spot.