Skin tags, (ibro-epithelial polyps or achondrochordons), are an incredibly common skin lesion. They are small, soft, skin coloured lumps attached to the skin by a stalk often in awkward places that can cause discomfort, such as the armpits, neck and the groin area. You can develop skin tags young but this mostly happens to people above the age of 50. You may not like the look of skin tags but they are harmless and do not become cancerous.
Like wart removal, for quick removal of small skin tags you can have cryotherapy.
Alternatively a dermablade can be used to remove the skin tags with an injection of local anaesthetic. For more resistant/larger areas excisions with stitches could be considered or laser surgery.
Skin tags: What do I have to do to prepare?
You will have a consultation before the procedure.
Skin tags: What about after?
Having skin tags removed is a simple procedure and you'll find in most cases you can return to your normal day to day activities in the same day. Your doctor will explain what aftercare will be necessary.
Skin tags: Are there any risks or side effects?
Fortunately the risks are very low as its a safe and simple procedure. Although with any cosmetic procedure there are potential side effects such as bleeding, bruising, infection and scarring, so aftercare should be followed.
Skin tags: What will it cost me?
All clinic prices will differ, but you'll find skin tag removal starts from around £150