• Eye Bag Removal (Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty)
DMK Enzyme Therapy
• Hair V Go
• Jowl Lift
Skin Pen Microneedling
LED Light Therapy
Laser Hair Removal
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables (Botox)
Fibroblast Plasma Pen
Profhilo/Seventy Hyal (Skin Boosters)
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
Aqua 3 Hydro-Facial
Chemical Skin Peels
• Alkaline Wash
• Eyelid Lift
• Face Lift
• Facial Folds
• Crepey Neck Treatment
LipoContrast DUO Fat Freezing
• Crow’s Feet Treatment
Downy Hair Removal
Laser Tattoo Removal
What Are Skin Tags?
Have you noticed a tiny little growth around your neck, underarms, face or bra line? It’s probably a skin tag. Don’t worry, they are completely harmless and nothing to worry about, but aesthetically they can be a bit annoying. Luckily, they can be removed easily. But first, let’s discuss what are skin tags? Who tends to suffer from them? How they can be prevented?
Where Do Skin Tags Appear On The Body?
As mentioned earlier, skin tags are commonly found on the neck, armpits, face (including the eyelids) and under the breasts. They are made up of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels and are surrounded by skin but grow to form a “tag”. They can vary in colour but are usually the same colour as your skin tone and are up to about 2cm wide.
Although both men and women can suffer from skin tags, the most common place for them to grow is in skin folds where skin rubs against itself. This is why those that suffer from type 2 diabetes or are obese have more chance of developing them. As a result of the hormone changes, pregnant women can also develop skin tags.
What Treatments Do You Need To Remove Skin Tags?
Although skin tags are nothing to worry about, many people choose to remove them for aesthetic reasons.
There are two main ways to do this, both are minimally invasive and do not require a lot of time.
The first way is ThermaVein. This is a relatively quick and extremely effective procedure that gives minimal discomfort. ThermaVein uses a small needle that uses advanced microwave technology which cauterises the skin tag, causing it to fall off.
The second way to remove your skin tag is with Cryopen. This method may take more than one appointment, especially for skin tags that have been present for a long time or are more deeply rooted. Cryopen shoots a very fine jet of Nitrous Oxide into the skin tag, this then freezes the skin tag. After a few days, the skin tag will fall off.
How To Stop Skin Tags From Coming Back
There are no guaranteed ways to prevent skin tags from cropping up again, but there are some ways that have been successful for others.
Can Doctors Remove Skin Tags?
It is very unlikely that Doctors will remove skin tags from any area of the body. Doctors regard the removal of skin tags to be a cosmetic procedure and as such have been instructed not to use their time in removing them. Although you have to pay in a recognised skin clinic, you will find that the cost is affordable for such a delicate non-surgical procedure. Always seek professional advice from a reputable skin clini. Look up their testimonials and awards and ask them what system they use to remove the skin tags.
If you suffer from skin tags, why not pop into our skin clinic in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, for a consultation. Our advanced skin specialists are fully qualified to be able to offer you the best advice and will put your mind at ease about the whole process. Give Skin by Dr Caroline a call now on 01707 662477 to book your consultation and appointment.
If you have any questions about our premium skincare services or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced skin therapists, we’d love to hear from you.
Skin by Dr. Caroline Advanced Skin Clinic
75 Bradmore Green
Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7QT, UK