Skin Tag Removal

About Skin Tag Removal

A skin tag is a growth on the skin. The tag often has a narrow stalk, called a peduncle, and is usually small although it can sometimes grow to half an inch or more in diameter.

At IPSA, our doctors will examine your skin tags and ensure that there are no underlying issues. During your consultation, we will advise the best course of action and may suggest removing the skin tag if it’s causing you problems.

Skin tags are usually found in skin folds and creases, for example:

  • On the eyelids
  • Under your arms in the axillae/armpit area
  • Groin
  • Under the breasts
  • On your upper chest
  • Your neck.

They can take slightly different forms. They may appear smooth or the tag may be irregular in appearance. It is likely to be flesh coloured or slightly brownish.

Skin Tag Treatments

Skin tags are usually harmless and many people simply live with them. You can have them removed for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons.

You may opt to have them removed if they cause irritation by rubbing against your clothing, jewellery or skin. Having a large skin tag removed from your face or under your arms can make shaving easier.

Do not try to remove the skin tag yourself. These procedures should be performed only by a medical professional.

At the IPSA clinic you will be seen by a doctor with a special interest in skin.

We will carry out a full examination in a professional confidential environment, ensuring that all your skin tags are benign.

Our doctors will offer you different methods of removal, including:

  • Cauterization: This is where the skin tag is burned off using electrolysis – in other words, heat.
  • Ligation: The skin tag’s blood supply is stopped.
  • Cryosurgery: The skin tag is frozen off using a probe that contains liquid nitrogen.
  • Excision: The skin tag is cut out using a scalpel.

There is no evidence to support the theory that removing skin tags will encourage more of them to develop in the future.

We can remove the skin tags during your consultation, and we’ll provide you with full aftercare advice.

IPSA medical can provide you with quick and easy access to an experienced doctor who can remove your skin tag on the same day. Contact IPSA for advice.

Skin tag removal includes a GP Consultation & removal of 1 tag for £120. Each additional tag will be removed for £40.

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