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.


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.

After Treatment

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.


The Cryopen is one of the most innovative, state of the art hand held treatment systems on the market today, drastically changing the face of cryosurgery: the practice of freezing skin tags, warts lesions, non-recurrent basal cells and much more. It can quickly, safely and effectively treat a vast range of skin complaints with no need for anaesthesia.

What is the Cryopen?

The Cryopen uses the latest compression cooling technology in order to deliver precise cooling, using a high-pressure jet of nitrous oxide without the need for any heavy, cumbersome or potentially dangerous cooling liquids or equipment. The applicator pen, combined with consistent freezing temperatures, ensures that each and every treatment takes a minimal amount of time with little to no scarring in the treated area.

It works by rapidly cooling the tissue at a rate of 1mm per 5 seconds, allowing practitioners to remove lesions in just seconds. Clients can be in and out of the clinic in just a few minutes and typically only one treatment will be needed per lesion.

What does the Cryopen Treat?

The Cryopen can treat skin lesions of all types, including:

  • Keratosis
  • Warts
  • Skin tags
  • Fibroma
  • Lentigo
  • Non-recurrent basal cells
  • Molluscum
  • Actinic Keratosis

During treatment, the practitioner will cleanse the treatment area before using the Cryopen to erase skin lesions. Treatment is typically very fast and pain-free. Clients can then return to their normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.

For more information about the Cryopen and what it can treat, please contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.