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Skin tags are very common. Most people have at least one somewhere on their body, and this number will only increase as a person ages. Skin tags, or the medical term acrochordons, have a flesh-coloured appearance but are sometimes darker and are growths of excess skin. The chest, neck, back, armpits, groin, or under the breasts are all commonly found areas where you would develop skin tags.
Some skin tags will grow, whilst others will stay the same size for most of the time you have them. They tend to vary in size from around 1mm up to 5 cm long and can be seen on all skin types. You will notice skin tags typically don’t cause any pain, but friction can cause bleeding, irritation, and general discomfort, especially if they are chafing on clothing. This could lead to infection in rare cases.
Most people just find skin tags an annoyance, but you are fine to leave them as they are if they are not causing you any bother.
Firstly, we would recommend that you get the skin tags looked at. If confirmed at the initial consultation, then it depends on a few factors:
There are various methods you can employ for skin tag removal. Most are minimally invasive techniques. If the skin tag is suitable for removal, electrolysis is the best non-surgical procedure. This is preferred over surgical removal. The electro microcurrent can precisely target and coagulate the skin tags. If you need skin tag removal in London, get in touch, we have consulted hundreds of patients and can help you remove the tags safely with minimal discomfort. After the consultation, we provide a same-day service for the removal of your skin tag.
Skin tags seem to appear for no apparent reason, anywhere on the body, but you will mostly find them in areas of the skin that rub with either other parts of skin or clothes. How and why a skin tag may form is not really known scientifically, but the fact they are commonly found, for example, on parts of the neck where the collar rubs, points towards friction being the cause. This follows the same for the groin area, under the armpits, or anywhere with skin folds.
Other areas where you may find skin tags, say on the eyelid, are more of a mystery to doctors. Obese people tend to have more skin tags removed and are more likely to have multiple skin tags. Women are slightly more prone, especially pregnant women. Skin tags are also possibly related to hormone levels.
What is a skin tag made of?
Skin tags are made up of blood vessels and loosely arranged fibres of the protein collagen. They are sometimes described as non-cancerous tumours. They are excess skin, really, with a blood supply. This is the makeup of a skin tag, but it’s important to know that whilst the vast majority are generally harmless, skin tags can be mistaken for other types of skin growth. You should be able to tell the difference between a mole and a skin tag, but warts are often similar. There are some rare skin conditions that resemble skin tags.
Does the skin tag removal treatment hurt?
We have a range of topical local anaesthetic creams to ensure the process of removing skin tags is as comfortable as possible. Most patients describe tingling sensations during the removal procedure. It is not generally described as painful. If your skin tag is rubbing on clothing and subsequently bleeding, the skin tag removal procedure will be less uncomfortable.
Are larger skin tags more difficult to treat?
No, they just require a little more time to treat.
Do you charge a consultation fee for skin tag removals?
We offer a free consultation for the treatment. Most of our treatments currently have free consultations available.
Does skin tag removal leave a scar?
Occasionally patients who had a tag removal report slight discolouration, but this subsides over the following weeks. Very rarely, especially if aftercare advice is not followed, a scar may be visible in the treated area, but this will fade over time, as does all scarring. The surrounding tissue is not affected.
Who is the doctor at Derma Revive Skin Clinic?
Dr Deniz Kanliadia works at the clinic. He is an expert in facial aesthetics with over 15 years of experience. He can advise on all aspects of facial aesthetics.
Can I have the skin tag treatment on the same day as the consultation?
Yes, in most cases, depending on the amount and the location of the skin tags.
If you are concerned about your skin tags, get in touch or speak to your doctor or dermatologist sooner rather than later. This is especially the case with moles.
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