Skin tags and warts trouble a great many people and it is tempting to look into what cost effective remedies can be purchased over the internet or in store.
BioClear is a name that comes up on search. This product is available on Amazon, Telegraph shop and other stores online. The main ingredient is said to be Thuja Occidentalis, an essential homeopathic active oil, and is sold as a product for use at home for treating both skin tags and warts.
The Amazon description reads:
“Forget costly surgery, or painful alternatives – if you suffer with unsightly skin tags and want to remove them pain-free, Bio Clear is the affordable answer! The secret formula is clinically proven and works on even the most sensitive of areas and is renowned for its effectiveness in removing skin tags.
A simple application on the affected area will leave your skin feeling soft and silky once the skin tag has dried up and dropped off.”
The Telegraph Shop does indicate it will take longer to see results, saying
“Simply apply a small amount to the affected area three times daily and allow up to six weeks for visible results.”
Does it Work?
At the time of writing, there are 229 reviews of BioClear Skin Tag and Wart Removal on Amazon with a 2.5 star rating (out of 5 stars). 116 of the reviews – over half – are the lowest possible 1 star rating and reviewers are critical, with the top critical review simply saying:
“This item does not do what it says complete waste of money”
Other reviewers comment that it is mainly tea tree oil and literally doesn’t work even after weeks of application, with one reviewer stating:
“Been applying 3 times a day Over 2 months on skin tags and nothing!!! This product doesn’t work. It’s just a glorified olbas oil.”
So what else can you do for skin tags or warts?
Skin Tag and Wart Treatments
Skin tags and warts can be very stubborn to treatment. The most effective option is to have the skin tag or wart removed by a doctor or surgeon, who has been trained in the latest removal methods. There are a number of options, depending on the nature of the skin lesion:
- Cryotherapy (freezing treatment). Use of intense cold to destroy the hanging skin tag so that it falls off and the skin can heal
- Laser treatment (or microcautery). A special medical device which removes the skin tag and cauterises the area so that it can heal
- Surgery. Minor surgical procedure using local anaesthetic to numb the area before the skin tag is ‘snipped off’. This would be used for especially large skin tags or sensitive areas where cryotherapy/laser are not suitable (e.g. genital areas)
Cryotherapy is the fastest solution but more effective with smaller blemishes. Surgery is very effective, but only for the most severe. The most appropriate skin tag removal or wart removal treatment is determined after examination of the affected area.
Skin Tag & Wart Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics have a team of doctors and surgeons based in London and Bristol who are expert in the removal and treatment of skin lesions.
Dr Ross Perry – Laser Skin Tag Removal
Skin Surgery Laser Clinics
Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private treatment for common skin lesions at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Mole removal is a particular speciality; with trained doctors and surgeons using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal. Our team also treat other skin blemishes, including sebaceous cysts, skin tags, warts and lipoma.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.