What Are Skin Tags? And Do I Need To Remove Them?

"Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide." - NHS England...

What are Skin Tags?

“Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.” – NHS England

Are Skin Tags dangerous?

Typically skin tags are not dangerous, however when looking at removing them we would always advise going to see your general practitioner to have them checked. This is just in case the skin tag is malignant, so that they can deal with it as soon as possible to stop the spread of the melanoma. We would urge if you have any moles or skin tags which have changed shape, size of colouration to see their GP as soon as this occurs.

 

Why would I remove my skin tags?

Like we said before skin tags are generally not dangerous, but many people want them removed for aesthetic reasons, or they are finding they keep catching them on things like clothing, or jewellery causing them to break open and bleed. Also once removed it is a permanent result, therefore the skin tag won’t grow back, or reappear.

How do I remove them?

Skintags are normally removed through the use of cutting, burning or freezing them. At Aesthetic Solutions we use Electrolysis which is a safe and effective treatment used for the removal of unwanted hair, moles, sebaceous cysts, milia, skin tags, warts and blood spots and thread veins through the use of inserting a small needle into the skintag, mole, or cyst and passing a small electric current through it in order for the skin tag, mole or cyst to crust up and fall off in due time. Results are instantaneous in many cases.

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