Although harmless in a medical sense, skin tags may be unsightly and inconvenient. Our consultant dermatologists and specialist aesthetic staff can help.
Skin tags are small, brown, or skin coloured growths, although normally softer and smoother than warts, they may look quite similar. They protrude above the skin’s surface in the same way, which is the core issue.
Alongside aesthetic concerns, skin tags can catch on clothing, possibly bleed, or be a problem when shaving and can appear in quite personal areas.
Removal of skin tags makes sense and is a relatively painless, normally safe procedure. They are still part of your body, removal should be under supervision, in a clinical environment and be the right decision for you.
An appointment will be arranged with a consultant, or one of our specialist dermatology staff. Although they don’t offer the procedure, the NHS recommend an assessment, as the anatomy of your skin needs to be understood.
Underlying medical points can be discussed, along with the changes you wish to make to your appearance and the best path to see your skin tags removed.
Decisions on treatment will depend on your skin type and condition, along with the position, or size of the tags. A personal treatment plan is created, to ensure optimal results through minimal intervention.
Normal surgical excision is an option, along with laser surgery. Ligation can be used, where a fine band is gently tied around the tag, the reduction in blood supply causing the tag to go in time.
Cryosurgery is a further alternative, freezing the skin tags. The opposite in a sense can be effective, burning the tags off with a carefully directed cauterising blade.
The most suitable choice for your requirements is the key and treatment rarely causes discomfort. A local aneasthetic is available where this will help.
Care At Our Clinics
Skin tag removal is offered at our London cosmetic dermatology clinics in Chelsea and Barnet. Always provided with care, by experienced staff who work with you.
An essential procedure, which may be considered cosmetic in a diagnostic sense but is important to those who visit us. Able to provide significant life benefit, without too much intrusion.
If we can help in any way, get in touch and our friendly team will make arrangements for you to visit at a time to suit.