Skin tags are small, flesh-coloured or brown growths that “hang” off the skin. They are very common and are typically only a few millimetres in size, although some can grow to 5cm. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, in the armpits and groin, under the breasts, around the eyelids or around the buttocks. Some people develop skin tags for no apparent reason, although it is thought that they may be caused by either chafing skin or clothes that rub. People who are overweight may be more prone to developing skin tags due to the folds of skin.
Skin tags do not usually cause problems and will usually not cause pain or discomfort. However, if they snag on clothes or jewellery and then bleed, or if they affect your self-esteem as they are in a prominent and visible location, you might want to consider skin tag removal.
At Hilton Skin Clinics, we offer skin tag removal using advanced electrolysis with one our fully qualified practitioners. The skin tags will be cauterized using a minute electrolysis needle. A tiny current will be passed through the needle to cauterize the skin tag, which ensures that the skin tag will not reappear. There is minimal discomfort during treatment and so skin does not usually need to be anaesthetised (larger skin tags may require topical or local anaesthetic). It does not cause scarring. Following treatment, temporary skin discolouration may occur and within a few days, the skin tag will scab up and fall off, leaving skin smooth and blemish free.
Some people are more prone to developing skin tags than others. Usually, only one treatment is necessary, but if you are more prone to developing skin tags you might require multiple treatments if new skin tags then develop.
After treatment, it is important to let the scab form over the skin tag naturally. Do not scratch, itch or rub the area so that the scab can heal naturally. Scratching the skin tag can interfere with healing and cause unnecessary scarring.
For more information about skin tag removal using advanced electrolysis, contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.
* Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.
The clinic is always spotless and has a warm inviting atmosphere. Staff members are extremely knowledgeable about all of their treatments, and they even took the time to speak to me over the phone relating to questions about my treatment before I even booked a consultation. 5 star clinic and would highly recommend to anyoneBarbara Sopata
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The Soprano Laser Hair removal is a virtually pain-free treatment and I am very impressed with the results so far and I am only half way through my course. Looking forward to the final results!Rizwana Ali
The staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. When I arrived everything was explained to me and it was better than I had originally expected. I can’t wait for the next session of microdermabrasion!! I would now recommend them to my friends too.Kate Monterian
The clinic really give you good advice in how to look after your skin and didn’t seem too pushy when selling what I needed. I ended having the EDS Dermaroller for my face and neck. I was so worried it would be so painful but surprisingly it's not that bad at all but I did have some anaesthetic cream applied before hand.Jul K