Nearly all of us have, or will develop, these unsightly little skin blemishes at some point in our lives. They’re most commonly seen in the underarm, between the legs, under the breast, around the neck, and on the eyelids.
What are skin tags and why do they occur?
Skin tags are very common, harmless, soft skin growths. Some people are just prone to forming skin tags, one person may have anywhere from 1 to 100 skin tags on their body. They are most commonly seen in areas where there is friction with the skin, such as under the arms or around the neck where necklaces or shirt collars may rub. I have also removed several from the eyelids and around the breasts very successfully.
Is it safe to remove skin tags?
Skin tags are completely benign and serve no purpose to you at all. Removing them is not a problem and also very quick and easy!
How can skin tags be removed?
We offer 2 treatments here at Medizen. The most popular being ACP as it only takes a few minutes to do and in most cases is a one-off treatment. ACP is an advanced form of electrolysis where a hot probe is pressed against the ‘neck’ of the tag causing it to be cauterised off. A tiny scab can occasionally be left behind, however, this will fall off in a few days. We also offer cryotherapy which freezes the skin tag off but this would have to be done by the doctor so is slightly more expensive.
Underarm Skin Tags Before ACP
Underarm After ACP Treatment For Skin Tag Removal
Will it hurt?
The sensation is best associated with a hot sting, however, it doesn’t take very long to do each tag.
How long will it take to heal?
Depending on how big the tag is and where it is on the body depends on healing time. Most of the time you won’t even notice them healing, but occasionally if it is a larger tag then this can take up to a week to heal. Occasionally dressing them with a piece of gauze or plaster stops the tags from catching and slowing down healing time, so this may be recommended.
Will my skin tag return?
No, the tag that we remove will not return. However, you may get new ones form in the future.
What is the average cost?
With ACP we price it on time so anything up to 15 minutes is £50 or anything between 15-30 minutes is £75. Most commonly 1 session at £50 is required but very occasionally some people may require 2 treatment session. Cryotherapy is priced at £150 for the 1st session and £100 for subsequent sessions.