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Sat May 15, 2010 5:08 am      Reply with quote
Hi!
Does anyone know a good product for removal of skin tags and moles?I have tried TCA 50% acid,with no results.Only got a chemical burn.

I wonder if there is anything else to try.Like Dermatend?How about the herbal oil they are promoting on websites?
Would be very thankful for tips!
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Sat May 15, 2010 5:19 am      Reply with quote
You should definitely not try to remove moles on your own.

A dermatologist (or a GP) should look at it and (most of the times) will sent part of the mole for a biopsy.

While most of the times moles are benign, there are times where they can have some tumor cells and so it's important to detect it.

JMHO.

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Sat May 15, 2010 6:46 am      Reply with quote
I saw at the store there is a Dr Schools kit for removing moles at home that comes with some kind of stuff for freezing skin.
In Canada it sells for $30 and was in the first aid section of the drugstore.

I always see coupons for it at save.ca when I get grocery coupons.
It comes in a blue box, but have not looked at it more.

But yeah, a doctor is better qualified for that.
But idealy doctors are supposed to biopsy stuff,but in my experience I saw a dermatologist for somethig, at the hospital too-and they did not do that...and no follow up either....
some doctors are lazyit seems?
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Sat May 15, 2010 6:51 am      Reply with quote
Thank you!
Perhaps its better to let the doctors look at the moles,but for the skin tags it should be ok to remove them at home.I have read that they are benign in nature always.
Perhaps the freezing method could the the thing to try?
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Sat May 15, 2010 7:08 am      Reply with quote
Zenia I've cut skin tags off with small scissors. I've also used the 35% hydrogen peroxide, as talked about in the Seborrheic Keratosis thread on the DIY Skincare board, after a little snip if they are persistant. That's worked well for me.
As for moles, if they've been pronounced benign you could try Mex0050's method with using apple cider vinegar. You scratch the mole up a little with a needle then soak a tiny peice of cotton wool in ACV. Place the soaked cotton wool on the mole and stick on with a bandaid overnight. She usually had success with her moles with this method after 3 days.
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Sat May 15, 2010 7:13 am      Reply with quote
I've removed skin tags by tying them off close to the base with strong cotton or very fine fishing wire.
It sounds a little barbaric but it really works!

After a few days the tag dries up (as it's blood supply is cut off) and falls off. The tags I have removed in this fashion leave no mark/scar.

I wouldn't suggest you use the same method with moles though.
Good luck! Smile
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Sat May 15, 2010 7:39 am      Reply with quote
Thank you!
Dosen`t it hurt to cut them off with scissors?
I have tried apple cider vinergar,as described.But the bandaid tend to fall off during the night,and after nearly a week i saw no results,so i gave up.I only tried on one mole.

To "strangle" the skin tags is something i have thought about myself Very Happy I have two under my arm,so it might be difficult to get a grip on them.But i think it should work also with stong needle-tread(to sew)(excuse my english)(?)

But still i have more skin tags that is just a little protruded,and that i cannot use the tread on..I really thought the TCA should work,but instead i affected the surronded skin area,and got a chemical burn...
Perhaps freezing them?
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Sat May 15, 2010 1:07 pm      Reply with quote
My dermatologist removed mine with some very sharp scissors after cleaning the area with alcohol sterile pads and it did not hurt one bit. It was so quick and painless! The tags were under my arm and really interefered with shaving.
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Sat May 15, 2010 6:02 pm      Reply with quote
You can buy freezing cream at most drugstores if you ask the pharmacist.

Not sure what brands are out of Canada...
But I have bought freezingcream in canada and the US.
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Ottawa Shopper wrote:
You can buy freezing cream at most drugstores if you ask the pharmacist.

Not sure what brands are out of Canada...
But I have bought freezingcream in canada and the US.


Lidocaine is the name of the numbing cream.

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Sat May 15, 2010 6:54 pm      Reply with quote
Zenia wrote:
Thank you!
Dosen`t it hurt to cut them off with scissors?
I have tried apple cider vinergar,as described.But the bandaid tend to fall off during the night,and after nearly a week i saw no results,so i gave up.I only tried on one mole.

To "strangle" the skin tags is something i have thought about myself Very Happy I have two under my arm,so it might be difficult to get a grip on them.But i think it should work also with stong needle-tread(to sew)(excuse my english)(?)

But still i have more skin tags that is just a little protruded,and that i cannot use the tread on..I really thought the TCA should work,but instead i affected the surronded skin area,and got a chemical burn...
Perhaps freezing them?


Either the freezing, the scissors or the tying should work.

I guess with the scissors the good thing is that you get it over and done with fast. You can try putting a little bit of EMLA cream to numb the area.

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Sun May 16, 2010 4:21 am      Reply with quote
Thank you all!
Mine also interfered with my shaving,and had been a constant problem.Last evening i followed your adcive,and cut them with a scissor.
I hope i cut them well enought,and that they never return.(it was hard to this myself)It did not hurt.
So i am exited to see the result when the wounds heal.
But i still have one left on my one breast,and this can not be cut..I want it removed!
But i read bad reviews about the freezing method..So i don`t know what do do..
I have Dermatend to try,but i am unsure..
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Sun May 16, 2010 7:54 am      Reply with quote
Zenia: You are braver than me! There is no way I was going to cut mine since it was under my arm. I would def. go to a dermatologist or a general practitioner to get the one on your breast taken off. After mine were cut there was really no wound or bleeding!
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Sun May 16, 2010 9:51 am      Reply with quote
Starlight wrote:
Zenia: You are braver than me! There is no way I was going to cut mine since it was under my arm. I would def. go to a dermatologist or a general practitioner to get the one on your breast taken off. After mine were cut there was really no wound or bleeding!
Oupps!!Perhaps i didn`t do it right,cause there was some bleeding Embarassed
I will hope for the best,and even if i just managed to cut the major part of them off,the rest will dry out..
But if you didn`t bleed,it could be due to a numbing cream put on first,or freezing the area(local anestetic?)?That makes the bloodcapillares diminish.
The one on my breast i cannot take my risk on. Confused
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Sun May 16, 2010 12:52 pm      Reply with quote
This absolutely works and is painless as well as safe. It involves no cutting, slicing, bleeding, etc. Therefore it carries no risk of infection.

To remove both skin tags and moles; (provided they have been confirmed as benign) before bed take a Q-tip and dip it into a jar of Super Cop X2. Apply a dollop of Super Cop X2 to the skin tag or mole and gently massage it in with the Q-tip. In the morning rinse and apply a little layer of Exfol or LacSal cream/gel to the skin tag or mole. Repeat this procedure every night for about two weeks and you will see the skin tag or mole visibly shrink. Continue until it is completely gone. If the area becomes a little itchy or irritated smooth on a little squalane oil.

You may have to repeat this once a week as maintenance for a few months to prevent regrowth.

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Sun May 16, 2010 1:29 pm      Reply with quote
While removal options are great, I would also be looking at WHY you are getting them, and treat the source. Here's one reason for skin tags, and you'll find others online as well.

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Skin tags: Skin tags are also seen with increased frequency in patients with insulin resistance. A skin tag is a common, benign condition which consists of a bit of skin that projects from the surrounding skin and may appear attached to the skin. Skin tags can vary quite a bit in appearance. They may be smooth or irregular, flesh colored or more deeply pigmented, and either simply be raised above the surrounding skin or have a stalk (a peduncle) so that the skin tag hangs from the skin.

http://www.medicinenet.com/insulin_resistance/page3.htm

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fairlady wrote:
This absolutely works and is painless as well as safe. It involves no cutting, slicing, bleeding, etc. Therefore it carries no risk of infection.

To remove both skin tags and moles; (provided they have been confirmed as benign) before bed take a Q-tip and dip it into a jar of Super Cop X2. Apply a dollop of Super Cop X2 to the skin tag or mole and gently massage it in with the Q-tip. In the morning rinse and apply a little layer of Exfol or LacSal cream/gel to the skin tag or mole. Repeat this procedure every night for about two weeks and you will see the skin tag or mole visibly shrink. Continue until it is completely gone. If the area becomes a little itchy or irritated smooth on a little squalane oil.

You may have to repeat this once a week as maintenance for a few months to prevent regrowth.

Thank you!Were do i get Super Cop and Exfol/Lacsal cream?
I will look into what causes the skin tags on the website.Thanks for tips!
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Sun May 16, 2010 8:41 pm      Reply with quote
Zenia wrote:
fairlady wrote:
This absolutely works and is painless as well as safe. It involves no cutting, slicing, bleeding, etc. Therefore it carries no risk of infection.

To remove both skin tags and moles; (provided they have been confirmed as benign) before bed take a Q-tip and dip it into a jar of Super Cop X2. Apply a dollop of Super Cop X2 to the skin tag or mole and gently massage it in with the Q-tip. In the morning rinse and apply a little layer of Exfol or LacSal cream/gel to the skin tag or mole. Repeat this procedure every night for about two weeks and you will see the skin tag or mole visibly shrink. Continue until it is completely gone. If the area becomes a little itchy or irritated smooth on a little squalane oil.

You may have to repeat this once a week as maintenance for a few months to prevent regrowth.

Thank you!Were do i get Super Cop and Exfol/Lacsal cream?
I will look into what causes the skin tags on the website.Thanks for tips!


fairlady has described this really well. It's a perfect method for skin tag removal with copper peptides.

I've actually had 3 of them come off with the use of CPs. The first was totally unexpected and I then *tried* to remove the other 2. The acid/CP combo is the best approach.

You can get CPs from Skin Biology. The Super Cop 2X (SC2X) is the strongest and should be reserved for scar removal or something like this.

I have used CPs for a few years and they've really worked great at giving me healthy looking skin and firming up the start of sagging. I've also had several scars (mostly post-acne) heal up beautifully and smoothly and have OLD scars fill in. (Older ones take a little more work with acids or some sort of abrasion to loosen & remove scar tissue.)

A tip on ordering CPs. If you're interested in some of their other products, you can get a free sample (with a $50 purchase) and this is a good way to try the SC2X (it's a bit expensive since it has so much CP in it).

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bethany wrote:
While removal options are great, I would also be looking at WHY you are getting them, and treat the source. Here's one reason for skin tags, and you'll find others online as well.


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Skin tags: Skin tags are also seen with increased frequency in patients with insulin resistance.


I have no health issues - including insulin resistance, so this statement doesn't hold true for me. Might be worth it for others to check out, though.

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foxe wrote:
fairlady has described this really well. It's a perfect method for skin tag removal with copper peptides.

I've actually had 3 of them come off with the use of CPs. The first was totally unexpected and I then *tried* to remove the other 2. The acid/CP combo is the best approach.

You can get CPs from Skin Biology. The Super Cop 2X (SC2X) is the strongest and should be reserved for scar removal or something like this.

I have used CPs for a few years and they've really worked great at giving me healthy looking skin and firming up the start of sagging. I've also had several scars (mostly post-acne) heal up beautifully and smoothly and have OLD scars fill in. (Older ones take a little more work with acids or some sort of abrasion to loosen & remove scar tissue.)

A tip on ordering CPs. If you're interested in some of their other products, you can get a free sample (with a $50 purchase) and this is a good way to try the SC2X (it's a bit expensive since it has so much CP in it).

GREAT!Thank you!I will order from their site,as it seems they might have other "goodies"for me too Very Happy But what do you suggest i should try?I could need some firming on my neck(most of all)and i saw some before and after pic with using a serum or something?That looked effective.If i buy the SC2X,what else than removing skin tags can it be used for?
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Zenia wrote:

GREAT!Thank you!I will order from their site,as it seems they might have other "goodies"for me too Very Happy But what do you suggest i should try?I could need some firming on my neck(most of all)and i saw some before and after pic with using a serum or something?That looked effective.If i buy the SC2X,what else than removing skin tags can it be used for?


What you order all depends on your skin type and what you want to achieve. They have sooo much to choose from.

CPs are pretty strong and it's usually best to start with the weaker ones and work your way up to them or start a serum and dilute it (working your way up to full strength).

One cream that's good for the decollete area - and the neck - is the BND Cream. Pretty nice texture. It has a lot of CP in it, so to start, I'd go every other day until your skin is use to it.

A weaker cream that's really nice is the P & R Cream. You could start with that and then move up to the BND.

Also - the Two Timing Tightener (DMAE serum) is pretty good in the tightening dept. I use this one in addition to the CPs. It doesn't have a long lasting effect IMO, so I mainly use it on special occasions.

And, you might want to try either their Emu oil or Squalane Oil for a moisturizer. They have lipids similiar to human sebum, so our skin readily accepts them and they sink right in. When you put them on TOP of CPs, they act to push the CPs in. When you put them UNDER the CPs, they act as a buffer. (Which is good if your skin isn't use to the strength of them yet). I have oily skin and the emu works good on me with no breakouts from it. It has lots of goodies in it, itself ( like anti-oxidants such as leutin, lycopene, tocotrienols and tocopherols that help reduce inflammation).

Personally, I have moved on to the new Skin Signals serum. They introduced that last year. It has added collagen and elastin to help with skin firming. My skin really likes this one. Its strength in CPs is probably between the CP Serum and Super CP Serum, but because of the collegen and elastin, it works differently.

So much to consider. Their website is loaded with information for some 'casual' reading. LOL

As far as other uses for the SC2X, you could use it for the general facial area, but since it is the strongest CP - I would take a long time to work up to that one. I've only used mine for spot treatments. It will all depend on what condition your skin is in and if it is sensitive or not. This is a strong CP. I had 'uglies' from it which show up as looseness from the skin not being use to it yet. The uglies eventually went away, but I did have to back off using the SC2X for a while first. I no longer get any reaction from using it. It took about 4-6 mos to not get any more reactions.

Oh - I do use the SC2X for other things beside those few skin tags. I've used it on some acne scars, SX scars and deep wrinkles (spot treating). It has helped with those, but they are still works in progress. A few boxcar type acne scars I developed last year are about 90% gone from using CPs on them. I usually spot treat the scars w/ SC2X but not always. I have also used dermarollers and single needles for product penetration to get the CPs in deeper and for better effects.

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Tue May 18, 2010 6:56 am      Reply with quote
Thank you foxe! Smile
I have ordered CP serum,Eye cream and as a bonus i got SuperCopx2.I have very sensitive skin,and can`t use exfoliators more than 1 time a week.
I am exited what these products can do,and if my skin tolerates them.Hoping for good results!
Very grateful for your tips!
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Hi Zenia - For best results after you get used to the CP's on your skin; put some sort of biological healing oil over your CP's - (Ex: Emu or Squalane). This will help increase the effect for you. SkinBiology's emu is loverly! stuff.

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sister sweets wrote:
Hi Zenia - For best results after you get used to the CP's on your skin; put some sort of biological healing oil over your CP's - (Ex: Emu or Squalane). This will help increase the effect for you. SkinBiology's emu is loverly! stuff.
Thank you Smile !I have Emu-oil already from preniumskin,but haven`t used it yet,so i will try!

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