1.20.2010

Cryotherapy Removal of Skin Tags Review


Although not a deliberate attempt to make you throw up in your mouth, this review is gross and for that I’m somewhat sorry. My main goal was to spare you the experience I had and for that you should thank me.

I’m one of those people that, through no fault of their own, grow skin tags on their body. If you don’t know what a skin tag it is just a nub of skin that hangs off your body. If you don’t know what one looks like go do a Google search. I would personally rather spare you the image of a skin tag. They are harmless but they do tend to just keep growing. Fortunately, while some poor buggers get skin tags in their nether regions (the mommy and daddy parts) mine are limited to my neck and little niches here and there on my torso.

Here's a cute bunny rabbit to calm your nerves before you continue:

In my adult life I have been to the doctor 3 times to have skin tags removed. The first two times I went in, they looked at them and said, “Why don’t we just cut these suckers off” and that is exactly what they did. The bigger ones required a small injection of local anesthesia which was a quick, almost painless pinprick. The smaller ones they just lopped off which was also a quick and almost painless pinprick. Some bled, most didn’t. Bottom line, you went in, they cut off the biggest 20-30 of them and a week later you would never know they ever existed.

I’ve put off going for about 2 years now, but in recent months, a cluster of 3 tags right in the center of the back of my neck were causing me considerable discomfort. They were right where my t-shirt collar rubbed and it was pretty darn annoying. So I finally went in to get them removed. The doctor looked at them and said, “Let’s get these suckers frozen off.” Huh? Frozen? What?

Apparently this is the new fad in skin tag removal. It’s called Cryotherapy. The doctor filled a Styrofoam cup up with liquid nitrogen, had me take my shirt off and took a pair of plastic tweezers in hand and started. He would dip the tweezers into the cup where it would boil and gurgle for a while. When that noise would calm down he would remove the tweezers from the cup and pinch a skin tag with the frozen tips of the tweezers. He would hold it within its sub-zero grasp until the skin tag turned completely white and then would move on to the next one. Every few minutes he would re-dip the tweezers into the cup.

While doing this he was regaling me with the benefits of Cryotherapy removal of skin tags. Saying that it was much less painful, a doctor could do a larger number of them in one visit and they wouldn’t bleed. Some of this was surprising to me, especially the bit about being less painful. Perhaps I have a low threshold for pain but each and every one of these hurt like the dickens while he was pinching them with frozen tweezers. Let me jump ahead in the story and say that the only benefit he claimed this procedure had that ended up being true is he was able to take care of over 100 of them (far more than I even knew I had) but as you will soon see, that ended up not being a particularly good thing either.

Back to my visit to the doctor…after about ½ an hour he said, “OK, that should do it. Now these are going to blister, turn bright red, then black and then should just fall off within a week or two.” My brain could barely comprehend the words that had just come out of his mouth. In fact, a week later, I’m still struggling with the whole concept. I had no clue what he meant by “blister up” but I was soon to find out. Before putting my shirt back on I went and looked in the mirror. Every single one of them were now 3 times bigger than they were when I walked in. Also, instead of being flesh-colored and therefore somewhat hidden and discrete they were now all bright flaming red. In short I felt completely lit up like some grotesque Christmas tree from hell.

Here's are some pretty flowers to make up for that last paragraph:

When I went in to the doctor, two of my skin tags were quite large (about the size of a pea). One was on my neck, the other on my back. The one on my neck was now the size of a grape. I put my shirt on, walked out to my car, and when I sat down in my car, I instantly felt the back of my shirt get wet. Moments later I was hit with this smell that can only be described as moldy crotch-cheese. This, was undoubtedly the skin tag on my back. See when the doctor said blister, I was confused because I failed to conjure up the image of a sunburn blister, but that is exactly what they did. The skin around them filled up with yellowish fluid and expanded to make each tag appear to be 3 times their previous size. If you’ve ever had a sunburn blister and had it pop you also know that the smell is something akin to moldy crotch-cheese.

Not only did it hurt when he was freezing them, for the next 24 hours or so it felt like there were 100 needles being pressed into my neck, and oh ya, they all ended up popping and smelling. Try to remember that the reason I went into get them removed is because those 3 were rubbing and were uncomfortable. Now all 100 of them are rubbing and are uncomfortable. A week later they are still rubbing and are uncomfortable. Another reason I wanted them removed was they are gross looking and embarrassing, but at least they were skin colored. Now they are to the dark red stage and are very visible to the whole world. It’s as though they know they are going away (at least I hope to hell they will go away soon) and they want to get 2-3 years worth of embarrassment packed into 2-3 weeks time.

Again, sorry. Here's a nice rainbow to try counter the effects of the mental images I'm no doubt creating:

Today is one week since the procedure and I woke up with blood on the collar of my undershirt where some of the smaller ones are bleeding. So much for that benefit. Also the large one on my neck seems to have a small amount of puss oozing from it. I will end at this point, even though I am not done with them, but because this is where if the doctor had used the “Why don’t we just cut these suckers off” method, there would not be any sign that they ever existed. Undoubtedly they will turn black and fall off and that will be kind of fun having black pieces of dead flesh falling off of me. I’m kidding. No that is one of the most horrifying aspects of this whole thing.

Needless to say I give this method of skin tag removal a great big zero. If your doctor is opposed to using the “Why don’t we just cut these suckers off” method, then find one who isn’t. Cryotherapy is not the way to go.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

EWWW!!!

Anonymous said...

really...really...gross

JustJim said...

You're EWWW and really...really...gross :)

Update: Several days have passed since I posted this and they are all still there, bright red with black tips, still hurting, still ooozing. I'm contemplating taking fingernail clippers to them and just being done with the whole thing!

Mooner said...

Hi, Just Jim I had the same procedure performed at my dermatologist office 2 wks ago. Had them in the same areas as you did. The only thing different instead of the tweezers dip deal my doc used a small canister filled with liquid nitrogen, it sort of resembled a small oil can with a narrow tube protruding from it. Needless to say as you have described it hurt like HE**. I wasn't prepared for the pain. I was told (lied to) before we started it would be virtually painless. I think I have a high threshold for tolerating pain, but man that "hurted real bad". Now I'm still waiting for these things to all fall off, in the meantime my neck and back are still hurting when I rub the affected areas. I googled and found your take on this procedure too late , but can you give me a update on how things ended up? I keep wanting to pick these things off but maybe I should wait , how long does it take for the harvest of dead tags to drop? Any info would help. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your experience with cryotherapy. I've had half a dozen skin tags removed with that technique also, except my doctor used a metal squirty contraption that applied the cold in a very targeted, controlled way. My skin tags went black and fell off after just over 2 weeks, with the skin underneath unaffected. I am not qualified to exercise medical judgment but it sounds to me like your doctor applied cold for too long, or in a poorly targeted way, or both and effectively gave you frostbite!

Anonymous said...

Well, I was just trying to find out why my skin tags stink so bad when they are squeezed. I hate these things and sometimes think if I just squeeze the life out of them they will fall off, to my horror they just emitted a stink. When I read this, I was so amused! Thanks for the visuals to calm every thought down...

JustJim said...

I think it was a total of 3 weeks before they were all gone. The 2 large ones fell to the ground with a clunking noise that haunts me to this day. Several of the medium sized ones actually had parts that remained and now are even more difficult to remove. Some of the small ones went through all the color changes and then recovered and began growing again. I returned a year later to have some cut off and they wanted to freeze them again. I told them to "Get your hands off me you damn dirty ape". For some reason that offended them so they wouldn't do anything. I've resorted to fingernail clippers and just manning up. It's fairly painless, cheap, heals quickly and is 100% effective. And is fun for the whole family!! An interesting side note, when I had a blood sugar level of nearly 500 over the passed year, my tags did not grow at all. The last few months with my blood sugar back to normal they are starting to grow again. Weight loss and no skin tags are 2 advantages of dying of diabetes. Again, probably not worth it.

carabara said...

I had that exact same experience yesterday. Over a hundred froze of my neck. I had to go to deliver mail So the kind nurse gave me a towel and told me to wet it and put around my neck. I was writhing in pain for a good hour after the procedure. Then wore the towel the rest of the day because my neck looked so bad. People thought I had a trachea or no voice box with a white towel around my neck until I talked and sounded normal. It is an awful experience.

JustJim said...

I'm sorry. You're going to read our reviews faithfully from now on correct so you don't fall into a trap like this again? Right? Hey don't worry about it. 2 months or so from now you'll be fine!!!! This practice is medieval.

ellisray23 said...

I think Chemotherapy is the best option for the skin tags. It has a great result. I also found some natural care for the skin tags which are also very helpful for me. Here the webpage link of the natural cure for skin tags. http://www.findhomeremedy.com/home-remedies-for-skin-tags/ You may use this method and know the result in a very short period.

JustJim said...

Well I think you're a flaming idiot.

Anonymous said...

Despite sitting in front of a mirror, with scissors in hand, I just didn`t have the bottle to cut my skin tags off from my neck. Had cryotherapy last Monday and have spent the rest of the week trying to hide my neck from staring eyes. Although one tag has fallen off, I still look like I have the plague and am receiving some strange looks from people. Skin is blistered and still painful 4 days on. Just hope this works.

JustJim said...

I feel your pain brother. Please trust me on the toe nail clipper self removal practice. Use alcohol on the clipper and the tag and surrounding area. Wedge that tag into the blades of the toe nail clipper. Make sure it's alligned to the most narrow part of the tag. Squeeze. There will be a brief sharp pinch then nothing. Most the time it doesn't even bleed. And I promise you will have these thoughts immediately after: "That wasn't bad at all. I wish I had done this all along. Just Jim is a god!"

Anonymous said...

I wish I would have came across your blog before I had mine frozen from both my underarms.2 under each arm. They didn't tell me that they would blister,and swell. My Dr used a spay bottle. I just hope this takes care of it,and I don't have to go back for a second treatment. Thanks for the blog! It made me laugh too! Gotta find the humor in life!wgnspe

Anonymous said...

OMG YOU ARE HILARIOUS!! I loved getting a break from the horror story with a bunny and flowers - I laughed out loud - love your sense of humor. I had cryotherapy about 16 years ago with great results. So when I got some small Frankensteinish knobs growing on either side of my neck again, I was given the choice of snipping them or freezing them. I was told I'd have to get a numbing shot for the snipping, and since I am a MAJOR Chicken, opted for freezing again. It was uncomfortable while he was shooting me with the freezing gun, and the procedure totally pissed off the three nubs he shot - like mentioned above, they decided to have their last hurrah and were at LEAST double their size - so sexy and delightful. Doc said they would probably be gone by the weekend, even though I had the procedure on Thursday - nope. Still here. They aren't angry anymore, that only lasted two days, but I know from past experience they have to turn black before the little beef jerkys fall off. It seems like they are getting darker, but maybe I'm willing them to be? Ugh. Don't want to go back to re-do the same ones over again. When I go back, I want an assault on some other ones! I wish I were brave enough to do the fingernail clipper method, but that would require a small amount of bravery, and the ability to hold back my barf as the little nub falls down the front of my shirt. So dang sick. Side note: I was giving my father a buzz cut last year and ACCIDENTALLY shaved off a little skin tag I hadn't noticed - he said it had stung a little but didn't flinch so as not to make me feel bad!!! I only knew I had done it when I saw the blood running down his neck! I FELT SO BAD!! I have inherited this skin tag thing from him though, lol!! So back to the point - this is day three, almost four, and the rubber nuggets are still hanging in there - thinking the doctor underestimated the tenacity of these three, and I'm hoping he hit em hard enough to kill em and that they'll be gone pretty soon. I'm reading that it can take a couple of weeks - fingers crossed.

JustJim said...

Underarm Anonymous - Consider yourself lucky. I have a friend that says she gets them in the folds of her hoochy coochy so be grateful it's just your armpits.

Frankenstein Anonymous - Thanks for the compliment about my humor. Severe mental trauma as a youth has some benefits later in life I guess. Do yourself a favor and next time just have them cut the suckers off (or nut-up and use the fingernail clippers). Haha.

Anonymous said...

I just had my skin tag frozen and i regret it.

Walked in to my dermatologist for a app. and on the way out I asked what they do for skin tags and they said they can freeze it right off. stung but didn't hurt too bad and once i got home i cringed at the sight of this new even bigger eye sore. It looked as if the skin tag got bigger because the skin around it was also brownish.. super sad. Wish i had just cut it off myself.. lol

JustJim said...

When will the madness stop? Tell all your friends that the answers to life's mysteries is here at reviewspew.com. Friends don't let friends get skin tags frozen off.

Michael Zilai said...

HOLY ######!!!!

I just got this done 30 minutes ago. He used a small handheld bottle with a trigger. I had 40+ of those skin tags.... both armpits.

My armpits hurt so F##### bad....
I stopped at a drugstore and got a 20% benzocaine solution to spray on...it helps a bit.

I feel like going back and kicking the doctor in the nuts. The CIA could use this for a torture device. I would rather get water-boarded.

When I left the office, I could barely drive because of the pain.

If I'd known how bad it would hurt, I'd have cut them off myself, or not at all.

If I see this guy on the streets anytime soon, I may just kick has a$$ for good measure.

JustJim said...

Michael...what have you learned from all of this? The answer is: Always read Reviewspew.com

Don't worry, the pain goes away in a month or two.

Thanks for reading and commenting and I hope your recovery was faster than mine.

Anonymous said...

I had one frozen in my taint. It sucks, because a week later and now it oozes a nasty ass stanky liquid that makes it smess like a dumpster when i go pee. Wtf? THIS THING NEEDS TO FALL OFF NOW!!

JustJim said...

A Taint Tag? At least it isn't a Twat Tag. See there is a silver lining to everything, even your skanky ass taint my friend.

Anonymous said...

Lol!!!!

Anonymous said...

First off- thank you so much for writing this, it's by far the most comprehensive anything I've been able to find.

I have a question for you. I am exactly a week out from having 3 tags frozen. I hate it. So much. They've not only quadrupled in size, they're already that sweet shade of death black.

Onto the question. You wrote that one of your tags started leaking. One of my tags is leaking too, and my not so secret hypochondria is out full force. It only leaky when I press on it a bit (not supposed to, I know, I know). Did you have a problem with the leaky tag? Is it normal for them to leak?

Any extra information you can add is so welcome and appreciated.

Thanks!

JustJim said...

It's leaking!?!?!?! Drop everything and rush to the hospital immediately. You could die any second.

Actually I'm just trying to be funny. Leaking???? hmmmmm. Yes, I remember they were filled with fluid when it was first done but that was just like a sunburn blister effect. After a week you shouldn't be having that, but they did bleed a little as they continued to turn black and eventually fell off.

I'm not qualified to give actual medical advice so here goes. If it's just minor leakage and doesn't last more than a few days then I wouldn't worry about it. If it gets worse and the blackening lumps of flesh start to hurt or ooze really bad then go see a doctor. It's suppose to be completely dead so it could be chemicals breaking down as that flesh decays and decomposes. I'm serious. The whole process is a George Romero Sonnet of ghoulish misery and gore.

And most importantly, next time, just use nail clippers and "get'r done".

Let me know how it goes!

Sithinstructor said...

Well poop. Like everyone else I found this blog searching for reasons why these things are acting like they are. Thank you for this article, knowing someone else (lots of people apparently) have gone through this damn mess is helpful. Next time it is the scalpel or I too will say "get your hands off me you damn dirty ape"! A small one I had is turning black and will fall off, but the larger three are just pissed, red/white, swollen, and oozing white stuff/skin.

Anonymous said...

I use butane (gas lighter refill) and do the cryo excise myself and yes they swell, turn bright red, blister, turn black and eventually fall off (about two weeks of sharp needles under my arms). I found if I do maybe a dozen or so the pain is not too bad. The hard part is doing it myself to get the correct angle and not freeze the skin surrounding the tag. Holding the butane bottle so the spray will either hit the tag or spray off into the air (this would be easier with a third arm or a helpmate).

Self doc...

Anonymous said...

I had three tags zapped / frozen with what looked line a small propane torch by the dermatologist. She said they wound fall off in about 5 days. Liar! Biggest one is between my legs and hurts like bloody hell. I can't even walk now. Headed to pharmacy for scissors & a bandage. Can't possibly hurt as bad as thus ans I can't wait another 8 days to see if it gets better.

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Olivia Stone said...

MAN I wish I could've read this before. I had a tiny one under my armpit and I brought it up to my doctor he told me he was going to freeze it off. At first I was a little scared, but then he assured me it wouldn't hurt. I decided to trust him and let him spray the darn thing with nitrogen. He lied. It felt like the sting of 10,000 angry bees. And then, of course, it was no longer skin colored. Now, a week later, the actual tag has just fallen off, but the skin around it has started to look like a growth of its own. Its purple and elevated. Why must these even exist?!

JustJim said...

Sorry, I've been busy and have not responded to the last few comments. Here goes.

SithInstructor - you sir are a nerd; I like that. I hope you are all healed up now from your Cryo"therapy". Please come back and read our other reviews. We have lots of valuable info you may need.

Anonymous from July 30 - you're a mad man. Just buy a good pair of fingernail clippers will ya? Seriously. Butane lighter? Do you shave your scrote with that too? Sheesh

Anonymous from August 1st - I hope I'm not too late. Don't use scissors for hell's sake. Scissors, well scissor. They're going to take their time (measured in milliseconds I'm sure) to cut through the tag. You want fingernail clippers. It's a two-sided guillotine. The French are all but worthless but they knew how to kill people that's for dang sure. Turn those milliseconds of pain into microseconds...use a fingernail clipper.

Olivia - I had a whole different comment written then clicked on your link and saw that you're a tad younger than our average readers; I came this close to having an FBI record. But no bother. Use the fingernail clippers, and pass that knowledge on to all your friends (and the link to Reviewspew.com - maybe if there's enough of an outcry we'll start writing again)!!!!

Anonymous said...

So how can u tell difference in a water and skin tag ? I got em on my no no spots and they don't ever go away so I don't think they're genital warts. Some are flat some aren't and theRe flesh colored. Help Plz. It's getting old quick

no insurance said...

I used a home treatment on two anal skin tags on Friday. The product claimed to be painless, and turn the tags black after, then fall off in 5 to 10 days. Said maybe a 2nd treatment needed. Well I did 3 the 1st day and a 4th two days later. Not black. Red...with no skin on, swollen, and pussy. From what I've read, I assume I did indeed kill them. At least, I belive they are DYING. But damn they hurt! And going to the bathroom is like ripping a whole new a$$hole. How long do you think before they actually die?? That was Friday. I don't have insurance, so I'm SOL if this continues. Cleaning with wipes and hydrogen peroxide when I can stand it. Taking IB profin, and applying neosporin regularly to keep off infection...also drinking essential oils to ward off any infection. More detail on how they die, I guess and timeframe... like another week or so??

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

I just love this post..Thank you ..Thank you..I had about 20 done today this way..one blistered up and looked like I had a tit growing out of my neck..awesome!! So yah thank you for making me lol..I loved this post!! Jackie

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

Love your sense of humor..cracked me up!! Thank you ..wish I would have read this before I had my 20 done today..they suck..just suck..people stared at me in Walmart today..they probably are going to have my pic up on one of those fb post "People of Walmart"' because it looks like I have a giant tit growing out of my neck..No but seriously you should have seen this woman do a double take..I thought her eyeballs were gonna pop out of her head ..Thank you again awesome post!

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

Love your sense of humor..cracked me up!! Thank you ..wish I would have read this before I had my 20 done today..they suck..just suck..people stared at me in Walmart today..they probably are going to have my pic up on one of those fb post "People of Walmart"' because it looks like I have a giant tit growing out of my neck..No but seriously you should have seen this woman do a double take..I thought her eyeballs were gonna pop out of her head ..Thank you again awesome post!

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

I just love this post..Thank you ..Thank you..I had about 20 done today this way..one blistered up and looked like I had a tit growing out of my neck..awesome!! So yah thank you for making me lol..I loved this post!! Jackie

JustJim said...

What a crazy few days. In the last several comments these words have been used: "no no spots", "anal", "pussy" (referring to things filled with pus, but still...), "A$$hole" (this word was censored after he already said "pussy"), and my personal favorite "tit" which was posted 4 different times. I seriously can't stop giggling at this. Onto my replies to each of these comments:

Anonymous from August 22nd - If you're over the age of 18 and are female I suppose you could send me a picture and I'll give you my opinion on this. reviewspew@gmail.com But seriously, I'm not a doctor and if you suspect it's genital warts then please go to a professional nurse or doctor to have them checked out before doing anything with them. Sorry I can't do more.

No Insurance - Mine were red for a while before turning black. You most likely killed them but now just need to endure till they fall off which could be several weeks. Ummm, the real question is how were you able to perform this procedure on your own anus? You're either extremely limber or have a very, very caring and understanding significant other. Again, if your female and over 18 you can send me a pic and I'll give you my opinion on how long you probably still have to endure this. reviewspew@gmail.com


Jacqueline - I definitely need a picture of this. I won't post it anywhere especially people of Walmart. reviewspew@gmail.com A tit growing out of your neck? That would change slow dancing forever!!!! I thought tits on a girls back would be the ultimate, but no, the side of the neck is much, much better. Thank you for your kind comments about my humor. There are hundreds of other reviews from multiple reviewers here, so please enjoy but if you don't want to waste your time you can just filter by JustJim! Hope your neck booby heals quickly, until then perhaps a turtleneck sweater is what you need.

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

Lol I would have sent you a pic but now the skin around the gross red ball has gone down to normal(i guess that's what they meant about blister up lol) skin around the nasty growth (skin tag) looked just like a quarter sized areola yuck!! Hey but i do have a serious question though? Some of my skin tags are still red not black..and some even lol almost normal besides a bit swollen..is that normal..do you think they still will fall off..I mean I did get it done on Monday..it's only been not quite 72 hours :-) thank you for your help..

Jacqueline Rolinski said...

Lol I would have sent you a pic but now the skin around the gross red ball has gone down to normal(i guess that's what they meant about blister up lol) skin around the nasty growth (skin tag) looked just like a quarter sized areola yuck!! Hey but i do have a serious question though? Some of my skin tags are still red not black..and some even lol almost normal besides a bit swollen..is that normal..do you think they still will fall off..I mean I did get it done on Monday..it's only been not quite 72 hours :-) thank you for your help..

JustJim said...

:( No picture (heavy sigh).

I had a few that went back to looking completely normal and then never went away. They survived the freezing process and they continued to grow and prosper right up till the time I took a fingernail clipper to them. Nothing survives that! For those of yours that are still red, I'm pretty sure you'll see them either turn black and eventually fall off or heal like these others.

no insurance said...

Welll, yes. I'm pretty limber. Lol. Did it myself. Must be a gluten for punishment. But if this doesn't kill em, I am NOT doing it again. I may just wait till I have insurance and have them tied off. Keeping fingers crossed I killed em. Tempted to send a picture...buuuuttttt...it is my butt!! If I get desperate I will!! Thanks for your response...gives me a little hope for now!!

JustJim said...

No Insurance - I'm impressed with your contortionist abilities. It's now been a week since you applied that treatment and they still aren't black? Are they angry red or normal color? How big were they before treatment and how big are they now? I'm the only one at reviewspew with access to that email address. If you can't trust an online reviewer who could be anyone, anywhere in the world, who can you trust with pictures of your butt? I'm just saying. Seriously though if they're still painful and a problem another week from now, there must be a free clinic somewhere you can go to. Good luck!

no insurance said...

Still angry red. Not HUGE before. I would say they are still 3 times the size of what they were. Not hurting as bad, but still quite painful. Oozing is less to gone.

Anonymous said...

no insurance - I just had this done about an hour ago by some mad sadist masquerading as a doctor. I had a baby 6 months ago with no pain relief and this was worse!! My butthole used to be so pretty... now I'm sad :(

JustJim said...

People - I've never heard of skin tags on peoples butt holes. Are we sure these are skin tags and not hemorrhoids? Seriously though, this is the most evil practice in medicine right now. It's sloppy, ineffective, and inflicts more harm than it needs to. Welcome to "affordable healthcare" !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mine were external haemorrhoids that I got during pregnancy. After I had my son, the hems went but left behind a bobble of excess skin. It wasn't even that much (about the size of a very small pea) but I'm vain (even about my arse hole). I am now paying for said vanity.

JustJim said...

I'm sorry that your lovely "arse hole" has had to go through this. Hopefully, after a few weeks it'll be back to its previous glory!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jim, that means a lot.

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Anonymous said...

Wow I wish I had read this sooner! The big question I have is does the redness and dark color around the skin tag go away? I had skin tags on my legs and now it looks like I have chicken pox or something infectious with all of the dots from the cryotherapy. My concern is will the dark spots stay or will they go away as the area heals and the skin tag falls off? On a side note it's been a week and none of them have fallen off yet some did not blister they're just turning dark. Thanks for any feedback!

formerly anonymous said...

So, a quick update. It's now 3 days since the sadistic wanker took to my arse hole with his torturous ways and all I can say is WHAT THE FûCK HAS HE DONE TO ME?!?

My butthole looks like it has two red grapes hanging off it and I can't shît without whimpering. I think a blow torch to my butt would have been a better option.

If these bastards don't fall off, I'm never going to have sex again. Ever.

JustJim said...

Debra Lynn - Don't go back for hell's sake! Come on! Use toenail clippers. Please trust me on this. One little sting and it's done! You will thank me, I promise.

Anonymous from Sept 4th - It's my experience that the redness and swelling will go completely away and there won't be scarring or anything. The only exception is some of mine (about 1 out of a 100) after falling off, left a small bump, which remains. It's like they didn't fall off flush with the rest of the skin around them. But those are flesh colored too and have not caused me any issues since. Good luck.

Formerly Anonymous - I'm sorry, I really am. OUCH! But your comment leads to a question: Is this affecting regular intercourse or are you talking about anal intercourse? Seriously. I gotta know. Having said that, yes they should fall off just fine. It will take several weeks but they will fall off.

no insurance said...

Mine haven't fallen off. In fact, they appear to be growing new skin and flourishing. I see a doc on Thursday. Had his own clinic, and is willing to work with me on cost. I'm just gonna ask him to cut the f***ers off. And yeah - I'm not gettin any or givin any in the sac till this over!

JustJim said...

No Insurance - I'm very sorry that you're in such misery, but very happy that you will be able to get help from a doctor. Your story causes me more pain than my actual cryotherapy caused me. Please let us know how it goes, and please let us know when you're "back in the saddle" ... if you know what I mean ;)

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JustJim said...

Debra Lynn - It really doesn't make a difference how sensitive the skin is. I've cut several off of my wife's underarm and there is half a second sting and then that's it. Infection is a concern I agree but alcohol on the clippers and around the effected area then cover with antibiotic cream and band-aid and you should be fine. As for being able to maneuver "down there", OK, you got me on that one. Again, sorry you have to go through this. Oh, to answer your question there is no scarring with the toe nail clipper method. It's beautiful. Anyway, keep us up to date on the progress.

No Insurance - How did it go at the clinic? Good I hope. Let us know.

J Burrington said...

I've cut my husband's off with toe nail clippers after holding a lighter to the Clippers for a few seconds then pouring alcohol on them.
Most of them never even bled, only one did that was beside his eye brow, but with pressure for a little bit it stopped. I put peroxide and a dab of neosporine on it and covered it with a small bandaid.
He liked my instant solution better than his dermatologists solution which took repeat visits and a lot longer healing time.
I just cut a huge one off my Pit bull's leg today. I had tied it with dental floss 3 days ago, it was getting smaller because it was losing the blood supply to it, but it was on my nerves so it had to go today! After sterilization of the skin tag and surrounding area with peroxide and then iodine I comforted her while my husband applied a surgical clamp and then cut it off with curved scissors. Then we applied a dressing with neosporine and wrapped. She did so good, never once growled or whined. She just wanted to see what was going on when he was first applying the clamp, after that she just laid her head down and let him cut it off.
After he was done bandaging her she cuddled him like she was thanking him for getting rid of that annoying thing for her.
I'll unwrap it tomorrow to make sure it's not getting infected, clean it with peroxide and neosporine, and wrap it lightly so it can get more air to it. I don't want it drying out too fast and I don't want her licking at it so it will be bandaged for about 5 days with me checking it and cleaning it everyday.

J Burrington said...

I've cut my husband's off with toe nail clippers after holding a lighter to the Clippers for a few seconds then pouring alcohol on them.
Most of them never even bled, only one did that was beside his eye brow, but with pressure for a little bit it stopped. I put peroxide and a dab of neosporine on it and covered it with a small bandaid.
He liked my instant solution better than his dermatologists solution which took repeat visits and a lot longer healing time.
I just cut a huge one off my Pit bull's leg today. I had tied it with dental floss 3 days ago, it was getting smaller because it was losing the blood supply to it, but it was on my nerves so it had to go today! After sterilization of the skin tag and surrounding area with peroxide and then iodine I comforted her while my husband applied a surgical clamp and then cut it off with curved scissors. Then we applied a dressing with neosporine and wrapped. She did so good, never once growled or whined. She just wanted to see what was going on when he was first applying the clamp, after that she just laid her head down and let him cut it off.
After he was done bandaging her she cuddled him like she was thanking him for getting rid of that annoying thing for her.
I'll unwrap it tomorrow to make sure it's not getting infected, clean it with peroxide and neosporine, and wrap it lightly so it can get more air to it. I don't want it drying out too fast and I don't want her licking at it so it will be bandaged for about 5 days with me checking it and cleaning it everyday.

JustJim said...

See people....good for man as well as beast! Use those clippers and just say NO to cryotherapy!!!!

BTW I think this is a good time to reiterate that these are opinions only based on my own experiences and the experiences of those commenting herein. Reviewspew.com is not a medical website nor does it or it's reviewers (collectively or individually) have any real knowledge about anything. Heed us at your own risk and liability.

But clip away my peoples!!!! Clip away!

skin tag on said...

Removing skin tags does not have to be painful
The best method of removal depends on their size and location.

Unknown said...

I did also had 17 frozen. I expected them to be gone as bad as it hurt. But they are not and it looks like it will be a couple weeks before I can see them ugly things gone.

Anonymous said...

Man up Jim get some balls! I had them frozen around my neck of course they are going to sting.

Anonymous said...

I just had some done by freezing. Just stung a little bit I guess I'm pain tolerant lol. They blistered, now are just black. Didn't realize how many I had. It was worth the sting for the few seconds.

Elsie said...

I just love this post..Thank you ..Thank you..I had about 20 done today this way..one blistered up and looked like I had a tit growing out of my neck..awesome!! So yah thank you for making me lol..I loved this post!!

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