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 lower 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.
Small Skin Tags, measuring a few millimetres in size, may respond to treatment with Cryotherapy (Freezing). As the Skin Tags get larger in size, they are less likely to respond to Cryotherapy.
Larger, or more stubborn, Skin Tags usually need to be removed by Surgery. 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 sliced off level to the skin and any bleeding points are stopped using cautery. It usually takes around 5 days for the area to heal. For most people, Skin Tag removal leaves a tiny scar that is skin-coloured and hardly noticeable. If the Skin Tag is on a very wide base, it may be necessary to close over the raw area with a couple of self-dissolving small stitches, to speed up the healing process.
If the Skin Tags are small, some people prefer to try Cryotherapy first to see if this gets rid of them. Any Skin Tags that remain can then be treated at a later date by Surgery.
Stafford Skincare - Lichfield does not treat Skin Tags on the face.
The total cost to treat Skin Tags by Cryotherapy starts at £175 for up to 10 Skin Tags.
The total cost to remove one Skin Tag by Surgery starts at £250 for a Skin Tag up to 5mm in size, adding on £50 for each additional Skin Tag removed. The total cost to remove a Skin Tag that is larger than 5mm in size is £350, adding on £100 for each larger Skin Tag removed.