Skin tags

Skin tags are generally not harmful, but they can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment. 

What are skin tags?

Also known as acrochordons, skin tags are soft, skin-coloured growths found on the skin. Sometimes they are raised from the surface of the skin by a thin stalk (also called a peduncle). They are benign (non-cancerous) and they generally range in size from 2mm to 5mm. Skin tags are most likely to form in the following places:

on the neck
on the eyelids
under the arms
around the groin
under the breasts

They are not harmful, however skin tags can be a source of discomfort if they are caught when shaving or are rubbed by clothes. They can also cause embarrassment, which may affect what we feel comfortable wearing, and have a negative impact on our confidence. Skin tags can stop us from looking and feeling our best.

What causes skin tags

Skin tags are usually formed in areas where the skin folds and therefore rubs together, creating friction. They also tend to be more common in women than men. 

In most cases skin tags are harmless. However, there are a few situations when you should consult with your GP as soon as possible:

skin tags get bigger
skin tags become painful
skin tags start bleeding
one tag develops into lots of skin tags

How to get rid of skin tags

There are many removal methods including silver nitrate cautery, electrolysis and cryotherapy. Hannah London offers a simple and painless approach using plasma skin lesion removal. This involves using a small plasma current to quickly and conveniently remove skin tags. 

 Find out more about plasma skin lesion removal

Using the latest technology, it can be as easy as sending a photograph of a skin tag, to see if it is suitable for removal. At Hannah London, we invite patients to send photos to our qualified medical team for review, saving the time needed to travel to an initial appointment. We will also review your photograph for suspicious lesions and, if necessary, create an appointment with our GP for a medical assessment.

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