Liquid nitrogen is used to burn skin moles or skin tags at home, explains WebMD. There may be a small blister where the skin tag was removed, but it should heal on its own.Know More
Moles are skin growths made up of cells that produce color. They can appear any place on the skin either alone or in groups. Moles are generally harmless and painless. They are mostly brown in color but can be blue, black or even flesh-colored. Skin tags are soft pieces of skin that protrude from a thin stem. They often appear on necks, armpits and body folds. Although harmless, their exact cause is unknown, notes WebMD.
Although moles and skin tags do not require treatment, many people want them removed for cosmetic reasons or due to discomfort. In addition to freezing, other home remedies include using nail clippers to cut off the skin tag or various over-the-counter lotions to remove the moles, according to WebMD. Home remedies may cause bleeding, infection and scarring. It is, however, important to let your doctor check the mole before it is removed, so he can perform a biopsy if necessary. A doctor uses a scalpel or surgical scissors to remove the mole or may even make a cut requiring stitches. He could also burn it off by using an electric current passing through a wire. The heat helps to prevent bleeding.Learn more about Health
Non-invasive skin tightening procedures heat the dermis layer of the skin to rehabilitate existing collagen and increase production of new collagen, according to Natalie Kita for About.com. This healing process results in a tighter appearance of the skin. Some procedures use radiofrequency energy for the procedure, while others use infrared.Full Answer >
Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure used to stimulate collagen production in skin on the face and neck, reports Dr. Joshua Zimm. This procedure uses ultrasound energy to tighten lax skin in individuals aged 30 years or older, but it isn't considered a replacement for cosmetic surgery.Full Answer >
A liquid face lift is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers injected under the skin to lift and enhance the contours of the face for a more youthful appearance. This nonsurgical procedure gives a rested appearance and diminishes the look of wrinkles, according to the Liquid Face Lift Association.Full Answer >
American Health & Beauty reports that the Exilis is a device that produces radio frequency energy that is used to tighten skin and reduce fat deposits under the skin, a treatment sometimes called "body contouring." Exilis is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to treat wrinkles around the eyes. A typical treatment takes about 20 minutes.Full Answer >