» Treatments » Skin Tag Removal What are Skin Tags? Skin tags are very common and harmless. They are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that are attached to the surface of the skin, which can vary in colour and size and form primarily in areas where the skin creases or rubs together, such as the neck, armpit or under the breasts. Skin tags can also occur on the face, usually around the eyelid area. Here at EF MEDISPA, we offer a variety of quick and painless skin tag removal treatments for having skin tags removed which includes freezing skin tags and having skin tags removed surgically. While the exact causes of skin tags are unknown, they are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin, since they are so often found in areas of the body with creases and folds. Skin tags are made up of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. They often go unnoticed, unless they are in a prominent place or are repeatedly irritated by clothing, jewellery, or when shaving. If your skin tag is bothering you, you may wish to have a skin tag removal treatment. All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options. WHAT IS SKIN TAG REMOVAL LONDON? Skin tag removal London can easily be done using a burning or freezing method, similar to how warts are removed. Having skin tags removed surgically is another straightforward option. If you wish to have your skin tags removed, your first step should be to arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our dermatologists. During your consultation, your dermatologist will access the area and advise you on your best removal method. Excision Removal The excision method is very fast and effective. It involves a local anaesthetic being applied to numb the target area, before the skin tag is removed... with a scalpel. The incision is then closed using stitches. There is also the option of having the local anaesthetic injected into the skin tag area before removal. This helps to make the process relatively painless. + Cryotherapy: Freezing Skin Tags Cryotherapy, also known as ‘cold therapy’, is where the skin tag is frozen by applying Cryogen (Liquid nitrogen). Having skin tags removed with... Cryotherapy is safe and effective treatment; freezing skin tags and many other types of skin lesions is common practise. + Summary of Skin Tag Removal Procedure Procedure Time 20 minutes, depending on number of skin tags Back To Work Immediately Anaesthetic Local anaesthetic Downtime None Duration Of Results Maintenance Courses maybe required Results Permanent* *Individual results may vary. Why have skin tag removal London treatment at EF MEDISPA? With over 10 years of experience in the surgical and aesthetic industry, our specialist, award-winning clinics provide a welcoming and safe environment. We pride ourselves on our highly qualified and friendly team of Clinical Practitioners and Dermatologists, and ensure that all of our Treatment Co-ordinators are available for advice and support before and after your treatment. Our skin experts will assess your skin tags and discuss with you the most suitable form of treatment for your individual concerns and that will offer the best results. Testimonials "I'm completely thrilled with the result. I look, I think, subtly better and completely natural. Not years you... Leah Hardy, Temporal Lift * I’ve been under the care of Dr Asel with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for three months. The extensive screen... Portia Deferagni * The fantastic team at the King’s Road clinic put my slight apprehension at immediate ease. They were profess... Elizabeth Lee, Volite HA Boost * The Zone Out treatment was fantastic, it relaxed my mind and body, clearing my head of all that “London” s... 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Does the skin tag removal process hurt? Your treatment may involve the use of local anaesthetic to the area before removal, which will ensure that the treatment is relatively painless. After removal your skin may be tender for a few days and will need to have a dressing applied. Will the skin tag grow back? Our skin tag removal London treatments will permanently remove the unwanted skin tag. However, if you are prone to skin tags, they may grow in similar areas of your body in the future.