There’s no proven cause of skin tags. However, most research suggests that skin tags may be due to friction. This can be anything from skin rubbing against skin, or skin rubbing against clothing, like the waistband of a pair of pants, undergarments, or a belt. With that in mind, skin tags around the waistline are not uncommon.
Other popular areas for skin tags include under the arms, the neck, and around the eyes. As you can see, these are places that often experience ‘friction’ of some kind. Skin tags around the beltline are often caused by the clothes we wear rubbing directly against the skin around the waist. This repeated rubbing over time may cause a skin tag to form.
But, can skin tags along the waist be treated as easily as skin tags anywhere else? In most cases, they can. Each skin tag should be looked at differently, depending on where it is on the body. Some may be more sensitive due to the area of surrounding skin.
Some will be larger than others. In concentrated areas where something is rubbing against the flesh frequently, you may even experience a small cluster of skin tags all in one spot (or nearby). Knowing how to treat each case will give you the best results.
How to Get Rid of Skin Tags on Waistline
Skin tags on the beltline are relatively common. It’s called the ‘beltline’ for a reason. For many men and women, the friction of a belt rubbing against the skin can cause a problem, or perhaps pants that are a bit too tight. In some cases, it can even be folds of excess flesh that cause the friction to form a skin tag at the waist.
Whatever the cause, it’s your decision to get rid of your skin tag(s). They are completely harmless on their own, but they also won’t go away without treatment. In this article, we’ll focus on the best methods for treating individual skin tags, and a small cluster in one spot.
What’s the Best Way to Treat a Skin Tag?
A skin tag will appear as a soft, flesh-colored growth protruding from the skin. They have ‘stalks’ connecting them to the rest of the skin. The best way to cut off circulation to a skin tag is with the TagBand Removal Kit.
There is a home remedy for skin tags that involves tying them off with a small piece of twine or dental floss. The TagBand kit uses the same method but in a much more efficient and easy-to-use manner. It contains everything you need to work.
How to Get Results with the TagBand Kit
Using something like a piece of dental floss to tie off a skin tag can feel impossible, depending on the location of the skin tag itself. The TagBand makes the process easy and painless. To use, follow the steps below:
- The kit will come with an application device and many bands. Put a band on the bottom of the device, and push it to the top.
- Once the band is in place, put the hollow cone directly over the skin tag.
- Push the band down the device until it is securely in place around the stalk of the skin tag, and remove the device to ensure the band is tight.
Because this instantly cuts off oxygen and blood to the skin tag, it won’t be able to survive. Depending on the size, you may even notice results in a week. Look for the skin tag to start shriveling. It may even change color and turn dark. These are both good signs that it’s about to fall off.
Since the TagBand kit contains multiple bands, you can use this method on multiple skin tags along the waist. It even works if the skin tags are larger in size. It only takes a few minutes to treat each one, and you only have to do it once for each growth for it to be effective – no daily application required. If you find that you’re prone to skin tags anywhere, it’s a great option that only requires a one-time use to be effective.
How Do I Remove a Cluster of Benign Skin Growths?
Sometimes, skin tags can grow in small clusters. While it may still be possible to get rid of them using something like the TagBand, a topical solution may be a better choice when it comes to treating multiple skin tags. One of the best, natural solutions is tea tree oil. The best that we recommend is Apothecary Extract’s Tea Tree Oil.
Tea tree oil has multiple medicinal benefits. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties. For skin tags, it also works as an antimicrobial agent. It helps to prevent infections and allow the growths to get worse. While it may not be a ‘quick fix’ remedy, like the TagBand, using tea tree oil on a group of skin tags can clear them up in 3 to 6 weeks. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any side effects or visible scarring.
How to Remove Skin Tags with Tea Tree Oil
Pure tea tree oil works best for skin tag removal when it is applied 2 to 3 times a day. For best results, use it in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The less frequently you use it, the longer it will take to work.
When you use 100% pure tea tree oil, use a carrier oil with it, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil into the carrier before applying directly to your skin. The potent properties of tea tree oil may be too strong for some people, especially those with sensitive skin. A carrier oil gives you all of the benefits without the risks. Plus, they’re excellent moisturizers and often have benefits of their own.
To allow the oil to soak into the skin faster, place a band-aid over the area after applying it. It will help the skin to absorb the oil quicker, and you may see results sooner.
Using tea tree oil, or any topical agent, won’t necessarily prevent other skin tags from growing. Once the skin tag is gone, the same one won’t regenerate. However, another could grow in its place, or in the area of skin surrounding it.
Can I Pull Off a Skin Tag on My Beltline?
While skin tags are benign growths, they can be annoying. To some people, they are unsightly. If they are continuously rubbing against your skin or clothing, they might even cause irritation. So, it’s normal to want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. However, there are some precautions you should take when dealing with these growths.
- Never pull or pick at a skin tag on the waist, no matter the size. This can cause the skin tag to bleed, leading to infection.
- If it was caused by friction from a belt, pants, etc., be sure to keep an eye on how those factors continue to affect the growth. Excessive friction may cause irritation, which can make the skin tag itchy. Again, it may also cause infection if it starts to become inflamed or begins to bleed.
- Even if you choose not to treat your skin tag(s), keep an eye on it. Noticing any sudden changes to the growth can be important. Skin tags can grow bigger, but a lot of sudden growth or a change in shape or color could mean something more.
Are Skin Tags Along My Waist a Concern?
In general, skin tags are not a concern. They are benign growths that don’t cause any harm or discomfort. Depending on their location, some people don’t even notice them. A skin tag on the waistline is no different, and it’s up to you whether or not you would like to remove it.
If you do choose to treat your skin tags, the two options listed in this article can get you fast and safe results. You shouldn’t have to worry about negative side effects when you’re dealing with a harmless growth. By choosing either the TagBand removal kit or Apothecary tea tree oil, you can get rid of skin tags at home.
Skin tags are not 100% preventable. If you do want to protect yourself from getting them in the future, try wearing loose-fitting clothing around the waist and some talk to wick away moisture. The less friction on the skin, the less likely it will be that a skin tag will form.