Skin Tag Removal Taunton
Skin Tag Removal should be performed by professionally trained skin experts, before we can book in a date for your skin tag removal, The Skin Care Clinic would need to have an initial skin consultation to determine the suitability for your skin tag to be removed.
After your skin tag consultation, we can make a decision if you are suitable for the cryopen skin tag removal treatment and book in a date and time.
What are the benefits of having my skin tags removed?
- Improved appearance: Skin tags can be unsightly and removing them can improve the overall appearance of the affected area.
- Relief from discomfort: If a skin tag is located in an area that is frequently rubbed or irritated, such as the neck or underarms, removing it can provide relief from discomfort.
- Prevention of bleeding: Some skin tags can bleed if they are rubbed or caught on clothing or jewelry. Removing them can prevent this from happening.
- Increased confidence: Having skin tags removed can boost confidence and self-esteem, especially if they are located in visible areas such as the face or neck.
- Reduced risk of infection: If a skin tag is located in an area that is prone to sweating or is difficult to keep clean, removing it can reduce the risk of infection.
What is a skin tag?
A skin tag is a small, benign (non-cancerous) growth of skin that hangs off the surface of the skin by a stalk. They are commonly found on the neck, armpits, upper chest, and groin area, but can occur anywhere on the body. Skin tags are usually harmless, but some people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. It is important to have a skin tag evaluated by a healthcare provider before attempting any form of removal, to ensure that it is actually a skin tag and not a more concerning growth.
How long does it take to remove a skin tag?
The time it takes to remove a skin tag with Cryopen can vary, but the procedure is typically quick, taking only a few minutes to complete. The actual removal of the skin tag is done in one swift motion and is usually painless. However, the healing process and the time it takes for the treated area to fully recover can vary depending on the individual and the size of the skin tag. On average, it takes several days to a couple of weeks for the skin to heal completely. In some cases, a small scab may form, but this will eventually heal as well.
Skin Tag Removal Before & After
What happens after my skin tag removal treatment?
After a Cryopen skin tag treatment, the treated area may be sore, swollen, and red for a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs may be used to help relieve any discomfort. It is important to keep the treated area clean and dry, and to avoid picking or scratching at the site as this can increase the risk of infection. A bandage may be applied to protect the area, but this should only be done under the guidance of a healthcare provider. The treated skin tag will eventually fall off on its own, and the skin will heal over the next several days to weeks. In some cases, a small scab may form, but this will eventually heal as well. If there are any signs of infection, such as increased redness, pain, or discharge, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The results of a Cryopen skin tag treatment are usually permanent and the skin tag will not grow back. However, it is possible for new skin tags to develop in other areas of the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) does provide treatment for skin tags, but this can vary depending on the individual and the specific circumstances. The NHS considers skin tags to be a cosmetic issue and therefore, they are not always treated on the NHS. The best way to determine if a skin tag removal is covered by the NHS is to speak with a GP or dermatologist. They can provide a referral to a specialist if necessary and help determine the best course of action. The Skin Care Clinic have been referred by the NHS and private hospitals such as Nuffield.
Skin tag removal is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified skin care expert using the appropriate technique.
It is important to note that skin tags are benign and do not become cancerous. However, it is important to have a skin growth evaluated by a healthcare provider before attempting any form of removal to ensure that it is actually a skin tag and not a more concerning growth, such as a skin cancer. Additionally, it is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to minimise the risk of infection and promote healing.
Overall, skin tag removal is a safe and effective method for removing skin tags when performed by a qualified skin care professional. If you have any concerns or questions about skin tag removal, Please do not hesitate to ask us questions.
Cryopen can be used to remove skin tags from various areas of the body, including the neck, underarms, eyelids, face, torso, and genital area.
A Skin care clinic can help determine the best approach for removing skin tags based on their size, location, and the individual's specific circumstances. In some cases, a referral to a specialist may be necessary. It is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to minimise the risk of infection and promote healing after skin tag removal.
If you have any questions or concerns about skin tag removal, it is important to speak with us for guidance after your treament.