Treatment options for skin tags are typically simple procedures, including freezing, burning or cutting off the tag, according to Everyday Health. Although many opt for no treatment, people with skin tags on eyelids often want them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Skin tags are typically small and harmless, and they can be caused by obesity or frequent skin rubbing near folds or by tight clothes, according to Healthline. Cryosurgery uses a superfreezing process to remove the tag. Cautery destroys the excess tissue with heat. Doctors can use medical scissors to simply cut off the skin tag if enough is hanging loose. Recovery time after any of these procedures is generally immediate or within days.