Dry ice is effective for removal of skin tags. When applied, I crack the larger piece of dry ice to make a pointed piece that I can hold in a towel. I touch the dry ice to the skin tag until it becomes white and frozen - about 3-5 seconds. The skin tags usually fall off within the week.
This technique has risks for freezer burn of the surrounding skin.
Under the thread skin tag theory I found sugar may be the cause. I thought this was important so I'm posting here as well.
It's Dec 29 and I just noticed some new skin tags on my neck. One in particular is large and itchy; it wasn't there last month. The association between sugar and skin tags seems to be true for my body type. During this holiday season, I've been drinking ginger beer which has a lot of sugar.
Skin Tags -- Dry Ice! It is so simple, yet you must be careful with it. I discovered the use of Dry Ice when I was searching for the cause and cure for "little blood blisters" on my scrotum. I found someone who said that breaking dry ice into slivers and putting the end of a sliver directly on a blood blister and then counting..."one thousand one, one thousand two...all the way to one thousand five" gave the time to "fix" it. About five days later, the blood blister had dried up, and finally fell off. The skin underneath was lighter in color after the scab fell off. But, the final result was phenominal. I was embarised, not any more. Anyhow, After my success with blood blisters on my scrotum, I decided to try dry ice on my wifes skin tags under her arms. They were ugly, some were large. I put the points of dry ice directly on the skin tags and pressed down firmly for about 5 seconds. After about 8 to 10 days, they dried up and fell off. You will have slight scarring which lightens up over the course of several months, but the skin tags have not came back.
YOU MUST BE CAREFULL WITH DRY ICE. USE COTTON GLOVE WITH THE RUBBER DIPPED ON THE PALM AND FINGERS to prevent burns. YOU MUST ONLY TOUCH WHAT YOU WANT TO FREEZE OFF, AS ANY OTHER SKIN WILL BE BURNED.
You can get dry ice at your local grocer. for less than a dollar, you will have enought to "freeze" your tags and blisters, and play with the rest. I havn't tried this on moles, but it may work as well there. Try this on one or two areas not seen outside of your clothing, and see how it works out for you. God Bless!