Skin Tags, Warts, Vercuccas and Coldsore treatment with Laser
Skin tags (acrochordons) are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They're very common and harmless.
Skin tags can vary in size from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.
They're usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
Why do skin tags occur?
Anyone can develop skin tags, but they're particularly common in older people and people with diabetes. Pregnant women may be more likely to develop skin tags, caused by changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason.
Skin tags tend to grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing. This would explain why they also tend to affect overweight people or younger children who have excess folds of skin and skin chafing.
When can skin tags be a problem?
Skin tags are harmless and don't usually cause pain or discomfort. However, you may want to consider getting them removed if they are unsightly and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed.
The removal of skin tags is regarded as cosmetic surgery, which is rarely available through the NHS, so visit the ‘Laser and Skin Clinic’ and we can take care of them for you.
Sometimes, skin tags fall off on their own if the tissue has twisted and died from a lack of blood supply.
Removing skin tags:
Skin tags can be easily treated, pain free, with combination therapies,. They can also be surgically removed, sometimes using local anaesthetic.
Don't attempt to remove large skin tags yourself because they will bleed heavily.
Skin tag or wart?
- Skin tags are smooth & soft, whereas warts tend to be rougher with an irregular surface
- Skin tags are knobbly and hang off the skin, whereas warts are usually flat
- Skin tags are not contagious, but warts spread very easily
- Skin Tag Removal – 65.00 (per area or multiple tags)
- Warts – 50.00 per session suitable for children
- Veruccas – 55.00 per session suitable for children
- Coldsore – 75.00 per session
All treatements are carried out under Local Anesthetic for maximum comfort. All children must be accompanied by an adult