Skin tags are small skin-colored growths that appear on our skin. They can be various different sizes, and they can often be found around your neck, armpits, or even near the groin. They usually don’t cause pain or discomfort, and they’re not contagious or dangerous. However, they can sometimes feel strange on your skin or look unsightly. With help from our specialists, removing an unwanted skin tag is simple and painless.
Can skin tags be a problem?
In most cases, a skin tag is harmless and won’t cause pain or discomfort. However, they can sometimes affect your appearance or self-esteem, and they might cause small problems such as being uncomfortable when you wear certain clothes. Skin tags can sometimes fall off on their own, but they can also be removed with a procedure.
However, attempting to remove skin tags on your own can cause a lot of bleeding, so it’s best to speak with a trained specialist first.
How are skin tags removed?
The most common methods of removing a skin tag are excision removal and cryotherapy. Excisions cut away the skin tag with local anesthetic, making it a quick and painless procedure. Cryotherapy attempts to freeze the skin tag with liquid nitrogen, thus killing the cells and helping it fall off naturally.
If you’d like to learn more about skin tag removal, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team of patient advisors at Tempus Belgravia today.