Skin tags are small brown or flesh-coloured growths that hang off the skin. They often form in skin folds and places where the skin often rubs e.g. armpits, neck and groin. They are very common, harmless and often just a few millimetres in size. Skin tags do not usually cause any pain or discomfort, however, depending on their size and location, they can get caught on clothing and jewellery or get scratched when shaving or brushing your hair.
The skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel. A numbing injection is used to remove any pain or discomfort. The base of the skin tag is then cut away, leaving a small flat scar. Please contact the clinic for further information about minor-surgical procedures.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser can be used to permanently remove a number of skin lesions including: skin tags, warts, verrucae and dermatosis papulose nigra. The laser burns away the base of the lesion, leaving a brown scab that falls off after a week.