Skin tags are a small piece of soft hanging tissue and can be clear or pigmented. They are generally non-cancerous small tumours of the skin which are no cause for concern.
Skin tags can appear on any part of your body, but are most common on the eyelids, armpits, under the breasts, groin, upper chest and neck. Often they catch on clothing and can become inflamed and irritable, or are seen as unsightly.
Your consultation will be with one of our nurses. In the consultation, they will take the history and location and assess your skin tag, advise you if treatment is suitable for you, and tell you the cost of the treatment.
In short, there are very few risks following skin tag removal and infection is very rare. However, it is very important to keep the area dry and if the area scabs do not knock it off or dislodge it as this may delay healing and leave a mark on the skin.
The main option in the clinic for skin tag removal is hyfrecation (cauterising blade) which will be used to cut away the skin tag. Treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic to reduce discomfort. You will be given advice on how to care for the area after the skin tag has been removed.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person because each individual responds differently to treatments.