Skin Tag Removal
Skin Tags are small pedunculated skin growths that usually develop in areas where there is skin friction, such as at body creases, the neck, under a collar, bra strap or belt. They are more common in older people or if you are overweight.
Although they are harmless, they can be irritating as they may rub and catch on clothes. When they get caught, they may become inflamed, red and sore.
Tiny Skin Tags, measuring 1-2 mm in size can be treated by Cryotherapy. As the Skin Tags get larger in size, they are less likely to respond to Cryotherapy. Tiny Skin Tags are more common on the neck and respond well to Cryotherapy. Stafford Skincare - Lichfield does not treat Skin Tags on the eyelids.
Small Skin Tags (measuring less than 3-4 mm in size and on a stalk) are easy to remove by Hyfrecation. First, the area is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and the area is injected with a local anaesthetic to make the Skin Tag and the surrounding skin numb. The Skin Tag is then simply burnt off at the base. It usually takes around 5 days for the area to heal. For most people, Small Skin Tag removal leaves a tiny scar that is skin-coloured and hardly noticeable.
Larger Skin Tags (5 mm or more in size, or with a wide base) are more difficult to remove by Hyfrecation. For larger Skin Tags, it is better to remove the Skin Tag by Shave Removal. This is where a skin lesion is sliced off level to the skin and bleeding points stopped by cautery. If the Skin Tag is on a very wide base, it may also be necessary to close over the raw area with a couple of self-dissolving small stitches, to speed up the healing process.
The total cost to treat tiny Skin Tags (1-2mm in size) by Cryotherapy starts at £175 for up to 5 Skin Tags, and £225 for 6-10 tiny Skin Tags.
The total cost to remove one small Skin Tag (3-4 mm in size) by Hyfrecation is £225, adding on £50 for each additional small Skin Tag removed.
The total cost to remove a larger Skin Tag (5 mm or more in size) by Shave Removal is £350, adding on £100 for each additional large Skin Tag removed.