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Treatments | Skin Tag Removal

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO REMOVE SKIN TAGS PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.

This service is only available at the Surrey & Wiltshire clinics

What is skin tag removal?

Skin tags are small, brown, or flesh-coloured growths (usually a few millimetres to 5cm in size) that hang from the surface of your skin. They are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin and can look like warts or raised bumps. Although skin tags are common, they are harmless, and they do not usually cause any pain or discomfort. They can snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed as a result and can also lower your self-esteem.

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags can affect both men and women. Skin tags most commonly occur where the skin folds or creases (most commonly on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts) and are more likely to affect overweight people. Skin tags can be hereditary, and people who have type 2 diabetes or are pregnant are also more prone to them. Some people can also develop them for no apparent reason. 

Your skin tag removal consultation: what to expect

Your skin tag consultation will be with a qualified doctor who will assess your skin tag and determine the most appropriate form of treatment. During your consultation, they will be able to answer any questions you may have about your skin tag and give personal advice. If they decide to remove the skin tag, they will carry out the procedure in-clinic. 

Skin tag removal methods

At The Skin Investment Clinic, we offer the following methods of skin tag removal:

Removal by Hyfrecator: Treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and is therefore painless. The hyfrecator uses electric pulses to cauterise the skin lesions and coagulate the blood vessels, leaving only a small scab which will heal in one or two days. This procedure is more effective than cryotherapy treatment as the result is immediate with minimal discomfort.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO REMOVE SKIN TAGS PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.

How long does it take to heal after skin tag removal? 

Usually it only takes a day or two for the skin to heal. Your practitioner will apply a dressing if necessary to prevent infection and will also provide you with full aftercare instructions. Complications are rare, and you will also be able to leave the clinic as soon as your anaesthetic wears off. 

Does Skin tag removal leave a scar?

Not usually. 

Is skin tag removal painful?

A local anaesthetic will be applied during your skin tag removal procedure, helping to make the treatment virtually painless. 

Is skin tag removal safe? 

Skin tag removal at The Skin Investment Clinic is completely safe and is only carried out by medical doctors in clinical environments. We work with strict protocols. 

Will the skin tag grow back? 

The treatment will permanently remove the skin tag. However, this will not stop skin tags from growing back in other areas in the future. 

Can I have my skin tag removed for cosmetic reasons? 

Unless your doctor feels there is a medical reason not to remove your skin tag, we are happy to remove your skin tag for cosmetic reasons. We understand how this skin condition can cause low self-esteem and remove skin tags for a lot of clients who cannot receive this treatment on the NHS. 

Where on my body can I have skin tag removal treatment? 

You can have a skin tag removed from anywhere on your body. 

Treatment Cost

Please note Dr Brazzini requires all skin tag removal appointments to have an initial Dermatology Consultation which can happen in the same appointment. This is to check medical history and confirm diagnosis. The cost of this is £200 (an additional cost to the skin tag removal)

Skin Tag removal from £180.00 (dependent on numbers)

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO REMOVE SKIN TAGS PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Skin Tag Removal BeforeBefore
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