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Understanding Skin Tags: Causes, Removal, and More...

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

A skin tag, also known as acrochordon, is a small, benign (non-cancerous) growth that appears on the skin's surface. These skin tags are generally flesh-colored or slightly darker and have a soft, smooth texture. They often hang off the skin by a thin stalk, resembling a small flap or tag, which is how they get their name. They have their own blood supply and can sometimes bleed when caught by clothing, jewelry, or your hand.

Skin tags can vary in size, ranging from a few millimeters to about a centimeter in diameter. They are most commonly found in areas where the skin rubs against itself or clothing, such as the neck, armpits, groin, under the breasts, and eyelids. However, they can occur in other parts of the body as well. They can indicate insulin resistance, so if you have any concerns it's best to contact your GP.

Skin tags are harmless and generally painless, but they can sometimes be bothersome or cosmetically undesirable. Although they are not dangerous, it's essential to differentiate them from other skin conditions or growths, such as moles or warts, which might require medical attention.

If you have any concerns about any skin growth or skin tags, we can help you at Beauty Essence or your healthcare professional for evaluation.

If you decide that you would like to have any of your skin tags removed then we can help you.

What To Expect

The treatment will take 15-30 minutes depending on the number of skin tags you have. We will use an electrolysis probe to quarterise the blemishes. Part of the skin tag will be left on the skin and after 1-2 weeks this will fall off, leaving your skin flat and slightly red. After 1-2 months the redness will disappear. This will depend on your age, skin sensitivity, skin colour, health, and nutrition.

Our team is very experienced in the field of blemish removal, so will be able to guide you through the whole process. We've removed skin tags from all areas including the face, neck, underarms, breast area, groin, buttocks, and legs. There is no area that we haven't treated. There's no need to feel self-conscious. We use sterile probes and dispose of used products in our sharps bins.

I have personally been qualified for over 38 years in Advanced Electrolysis - removal of skin tags, thread veins, moles, warts, verrucas, and solar keratosis.

Mary Gillmore

Director and founder of Beauty Essence

Beauty Therapist

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