Skin tags can vary in colour, shape and size. They are soft features that tend to occur on the neck, armpit or groin and despite not being overly obvious – they can affect our self-confidence.
The harmless lesions are formed as a result of ageing, they tend to be prevalent in obese people or people who have gained or lost a lot of weight.
LINIA Skin Clinic offer skin tag removal treatments which includes:
Skin tag removal freezing also known as Cryotherapy. Here Liquid Nitrogen is used to destroy the cells of the skin tag, allowing for the tag to easily and painlessly removed, it’s even quiet common for the skin tags to simply fall off naturally after such treatment.
Other treatments methods include: shave excision this is where a local anaesthetic is provided and a razor is used to shave the lesion off. Alternatively, diathermy, uses an electrical current and needle, working in contrast to the freezing method, by instead heating up the lesion, allowing the skin tag to easily be cut from the skin surface.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are very common soft harmless lesions that appear to hang off the skin.
Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older. They are skin coloured or darker and range in size from 1mm to 5mm. They are most often found in the skin folds (neck, armpits, groin). They tend to be more numerous in obese people and in those with type 2 diabetes.
At LINIA Skin Clinic we offer a wide range of treatments for skin tag removal.
Skin tags can be removed for cosmetic reasons by the following methods:
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
- Shave excision
- Electrosurgery (diathermy)
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