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Really small skin tags around eyes - removal

(16 Posts)
neveradullmoment99 Mon 10-Apr-17 10:25:42

How can i remove these? Any suggestions? TIA

neveradullmoment99 Mon 10-Apr-17 10:26:46

They are not really on the lid they are just under my eyebrow.

FritzyMousey Mon 10-Apr-17 11:09:28

I have one under my eye and I bought a thing called tagband from Amazon, its like a tiny elastic band to tie them off. I tried it and it hurt so much I had to take it off after about 8 hours. It ended up killing half the tag so it's now half the size, keep meaning to pluck up the courage to try it again to get rid of the whole thing! Oh but it does say on the pack not to be used near the eyes...

peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 10-Apr-17 11:10:25

I'd love to know. I've got some on my eyelids that appeared during pregnancy and they're so annoying.

Floisme Mon 10-Apr-17 11:13:03

My GP removed a very prominent skin tag. She sprayed on some stuff and a few days later, it fell off. But it wasn't anywhere near my eye and to be honest, I'd only risk it if it was interfering with my vision.

neveradullmoment99 Mon 10-Apr-17 16:15:57

Well i have looked it up and it does say that cider vinegar can do the trick. Or failing that, tea tree oil?
Mine are really small. Not sure i could tie anything around them as they are tiny. I really do hate them. The hunt continues...
Any more suggestions are welcome smile

Flantastico Mon 10-Apr-17 17:39:45

I had a small skin tag that came off using nip and fab night pads. I can't remember where I read it (maybe MN) but someone said it had worked for them so I gave mine a rub over with the pad once I'd done my face and it came away within about a fortnight. The pads are often on offer on Boots or Superdrug. I don't know if it was the glycolic or hyaluronic acid that did it but I was delighted because it had bugged me for years.

neveradullmoment99 Mon 10-Apr-17 17:50:34

I have them!!!! I must try this!! Will start it tonight and see how i get on. Thanks smile

cattychatty Mon 10-Apr-17 17:59:43

I used tweezers, hurt though

peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 10-Apr-17 19:18:21

Oooh will try them too!

lilacmamacat Mon 10-Apr-17 20:35:36

Cryotag - you can get it from Boots. But you're probably not supposed to use that near eyes either. Get the GP to sort them out.

peaceloveandbiscuits Mon 10-Apr-17 21:02:15

I would feel supremely stupid going to the GP with it because it's purely cosmetic. They don't affect my sight or my self esteem. They're just annoying.

Bubble2bubble Mon 10-Apr-17 21:19:09

Mine came off with a home glycolic peel

fiorentina Tue 11-Apr-17 07:37:54

I used tweezers for similarly positioned ones, hurt very briefly and was fine.

skinnyamericano Tue 11-Apr-17 07:41:42

I read on here that you can cover them with nail polish, which stops air getting to them and ultimately they drop off. I would be reluctant (or at least incredibly careful!) near my eyes though.

Sgtmajormummy Tue 11-Apr-17 07:51:07

DH had one on the outer fold of his eyelid which used to "catch" when he blinked. I refused to do any home remedies so close to his eye so the GP referred him to a private dermatologist.
He used a scalpel to remove it, two dissolving stitches and a tube of antiseptic cream to take home. Five minutes and €70!

He did warn DH that it would come back. Three years later and he can feel it under the surface, and there are more in other areas like his armpits and neck. Old age, mixed oily/dry olive skin and repeated sun damage in his youth are our amateur diagnosis!

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