Skin tags are small, brown or flesh coloured growths that protrude from the skin. They can be found anywhere on the body but most typically in areas where the skin rubs against itself. Although generally harmless many people find them aesthetically unappealing.
During an initial consultation at our Norwich clinic we will assess the skin tag to be removed. Should there be any concerns regarding the nature of the skin tag we would refer you back to your GP for investigations.
We use two main methods of skin tag removal shaving and excision.
Skin tags protrude from the skin so can be shaved away by the use of a scalpel following a local anaesthetic. This methods requires no stitches and may leave a small pink/white scar.
Under local anaesthetic a scalpel is used to cut away the skin tag and a border of the skin around it. A small suture is required which will leave a small line of scarring.
The method to be used will depend on the skin tag and will be explained to you at consultation.
Both methods are quick and take around 30 minutes to complete.
For the safety or our clients all our skin tags are sent for expert histology analysis to ensure no cancer is present. These charges are included in the price.
After the procedure you will be given instructions. Generally the wound will need to be covered by a dressings for a few days and the wound kept reasonable dry. Sutures tend to be removed in 5 -14 days depending on the site of the body.
The cost of the procedure will be finalised at the consultation.
(except for lesion that are excised and then sutured, these will very likely be charged individually), further lesions will be charged £75 for each lesion.