Skin tags are harmless bumps of skin that contain collagen fibres and sometimes blood vessels. They can be of varying sizes ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres. Most skin tags are attached to the skin by a narrow stalk, while some are attached by a shorter, wider base.
Skin tags become a problem when they start affecting the self-esteem of the patient, or they become a nuisance getting caught in jewellery or clothes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes skin tags? Are skin tags hereditary?
Areas of the skin which are prone to rubbing, like the folds of the neck, armpits, groin, area under the breasts or skin folds, tend to be the sites were skin tags are common, this could be because of the friction in these areas.
Do I have a wart or skin tags?
- Skin tags have smooth skin, while warts are generally rough, thick texture.
- Skin tags are not contagious and don’t spread like warts spread from one area to the other.
- Skin tags are generally painless, while some warts can be painful.
Are skin tags dangerous or cancerous?
Can I use toothpaste or nail polish to remove skin tag?
Can I clip off my skin tag with nail clippers?
Please don’t use nail clippers to remove skin tags as this might be painful and cause bleeding.
What is Cryolysis or Cryotherapy (Cryotag) for skin tags?
How can I get rid of my skin tags?
Radio-surgery, in this method you will be given a small injection of the numbing solution under the base of each skin tag. Once the area is numb, then a specialised probe called radio-surgery device is used to cut off the skin tag from its base. The method is very safe and rarely gives rise to problems.
An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
We charge the following average prices for RadioFrequency Shave Excision of Skin Tags:
- Removal of one tag – £225
- Up to 3 Skin Tags – £265
- Up to 6 lesions – £305
- Up to 9 lesions – £350
- Awkward areas prices start at £295 (eyelid)