These are very common and usually found around the neck, nose, and eye lids or areas of friction such as the underarm or the groin area. They are also commonly found in areas where clothing rubs against the skin such as bra straps.
They are harmless but can be both unsightly and irritating.
Removal is classed as a cosmetic treatment and is no longer available on the NHS. You should never attempt to remove skin tags yourself because they can bleed heavily.
The tip of the finest, smallest needle (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the base of the tag and a tiny energy current is discharged. The current destroys the vessels feeding the tag thus starving it of any nourishment resulting in its demise.
The time taken to treat this condition will depend on the size, number and of tags to be treated. Your practitioner will advise during the consultation if the problem can be treated in one session or if a course of treatment is likely to be required.
Clients should expect some redness following treatment and some small scabs can form, which will drop off a few days following treatment.
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