Skin Tags

Are you looking for someone who can remove skin tags?

Skin tags are excess skin growths, they are usually wobbly. They are harmless but can be annoying and embarrassing. If skin tags are in an area where they rub, snag on clothing or jewellery they can bleed and be uncomfortable. They mostly occur in areas where there is friction or where the skin forms creases, such as eyes, neck, armpits and groin, also where clothes rub. i.e., shirt collars, bra straps.

Skin tags can be easily treated using advanced electrolysis. It is very effective and can significantly improve the appearance of your skin and increase your confidence as result. 

How does it work?

I work in a very precise manner, using an advanced electrolysis technique. A very tiny needle emitting a diathermy current is applied to each skin tag individually. There are different types of skin tag, most will be removed at the time of treatment, leaving a small scab which must be left to lift off when the skin beneath it has healed. The surrounding skin is untouched and once healed there is no trace that the skin tag was there.

Is it a Skin Tag or a Mole?

As stated above skin tags pose no medical threat they can be removed without reference to your doctor.

 I also do mole removal; these need to be checked with your doctor or dermatologist before we can go ahead and remove them.

As a guide, skin tags will not have hair growing from them, they will be soft and moveable. They will also have developed as you get older in areas subject to friction.

Moles frequently have hairs growing from them and are firm, they usually appear in adolescence so will have been there for a longer period of time.

How many sessions will I need to have?

  • This will depend on a few factors. Mainly:
  • how many skin tags are present
  • how far apart the skin tags are
  • how well your skin heals
  • how well you follow the aftercare instructions

How often can I have a session?

A minimum of six weeks must be left between each treatment session to ensure full healing each time.

Is the treatment painful?

This is not a sensation-free treatment and there is some discomfort involved! It is best described as a hot pin-prick. The level of sensation does vary from one individual to another. My best advice would be to relax! If you are relaxed you are likely to experience less discomfort than if you are nervous and tense. You may also find the treatment more uncomfortable if you are tired, unwell or during certain times of your menstrual cycle.

Are the results permanent?

Skin tags are associated with friction. If you have a predisposition to skin tags, ongoing treatments may be necessary as new skin tags can form. 

What is the aftercare involved?

Immediately after the treatment, the skin will normally appear pink/red, warm and there will small scabs where the skin tags have been removed. Over the following 48 hours tiny healing crusts will form. No cleanser or make-up should be used during the first 48 hours. During the first 48 hours you will need to avoid the following:

  • touching the area
  • alcohol
  • exercise
  • anything which causes sweating (saunas, steam rooms etc)

Once formed the healing crusts must be kept as dry as possible and must not be knocked or picked off. They will naturally lift off after 5-7 days. Early removal of the healing crusts can delay healing and cause scarring.

You will be best advised to plan your treatment sessions into your schedule when you have a few days to allow the initial healing to take place. This is not a treatment to have immediately before a big occasion.

Once the healing crusts have fallen off, good quality SPF50 or SPF40 must be used on the treated area for at least 6 weeks. Actively sunbathing must be avoided. If you’ve read any of my blogs you’ve probably gathered that I am a huge advocate for wearing SPF daily, all year round. SPF really is your BFF!

Are there an medical conditions that would prevent me from being suitable for this treatment?

Yes. At your consultation and initial assessment, we would check for any medical conditions that would prevent us from going ahead with the treatment. To prevent you a wasted the journey the following conditions would mean you are unsuitable:

  • cochlear implants

  • history of keloid scarring
  • haemophilia
  • pacemaker
  • taking blood thinning medication (Warfarin or aspirin)
  • diabetes
  • epilepsy
  • high blood pressure
  • any vascular or circulatory disorders
  • recent suntan (you will need to wait until it has faded)
  • recent scar tissue in the area to be treated
  • use of retinol, Retin A or tretinoin on the area to be treated

 It is vital for effective and safe treatment that you are honest when answering the questions at your consultation.

What is the cost of treatment?

If your skin tags are numerous and close together it will not be possible to treat them all in one session as the area would become overworked.

We can work on one area for up to 15 minutes before moving onto the next area.

Up to 15 minutes £60.00

 

Image Credit Schwarzkopf Professional

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