Skin Tag Removal

What is skin tag removal?

Curious about skin tag removal? Skin tags are these small growths that can hang from your skin, coming in various shades of brown or flesh color. They’re made up of collagen fibers, blood vessels, and skin, giving them a wart-like appearance. The good news is that they are completely harmless and typically painless. However, these little buggers can get caught on clothing or jewelry and, ouch, they might even bleed. Talk about a self-esteem buzzkill!

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What causes skin tags?
Wanna know what causes skin tags? Anyone can get them! They tend to pop up in skin folds or creases, like around the neck, armpits, groin, or under the breasts. If you’re carrying some extra weight, you could be more prone to them. And get this: they can even be hereditary. People with type 2 diabetes or those who are expecting can also have a higher chance of developing skin tags. Weird, huh? Sometimes, they just appear out of nowhere for no apparent reason.

Your skin tag removal consultation: what to expect?
Now, let’s dive into what to expect during your skin tag removal consultation. You’ll meet with a qualified doctor who will check out your skin tag and decide on the best treatment option for you. You can ask them anything during this consultation and get personalized advice tailored to your specific situation. And guess what? If the doc gives the green light, they can perform the procedure right then and there at the clinic. Safety and peace of mind are top priorities, so all of our clinics are monitored by the Care Quality Commission, as well as the equivalent regulatory bodies in Scotland (HIS) and Wales (HIW).

At Julia HArt Skin Clinic, we offer multiple effective methods for removing skin tags:

Excision Removal: This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience. The skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel, resulting in complete removal. A small white or pink scar may remain in the treated area.

Cryotherapy: In this method, liquid nitrogen (a gas with freezing properties) is applied to the skin tag. The cold temperature kills the tag’s cells, blocking blood supply and causing it to naturally fall off. Occasionally, temporary skin discoloration or irritation may occur. If the tag doesn’t fall off, additional treatment may be necessary. Cryotherapy is also utilized for wart and verruca removal.

Please note that Julia Hart Skin Clinic provides these safe and effective skin tag removal options to help you achieve your desired results.