Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They’re very common, harmless, and can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm (about 2 inches) wide. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts.
They can be unsightly and embarrassing and can be a real problem for many people. The tags may catch in your clothes or jewellery and sometimes be uncomfortable and occasionally bleed.
Our procedure is simply to cauterise them using thermology. Sometimes you will initially be left with a scab which will heel quickly in the normal way. The treatment itself is quick and easy with clients who have put up with these tags for years leave us tag free. We treat the majority of skin tag sizes presented to us, circa 1cm across.
Generally due to the speed of the treatment most people opt not to have a topical anaesthetic cream applied before treatment, but you may prefer to use Amatop which is available at your pharmacy.