Skin Tags

Skin Tags

Discover what skin tags are and how to tackle them effectively.

Our expert team offers tailored treatments, from advanced procedures to personalised skincare routines, ensuring you achieve clear, radiant skin effortlessly.

Say goodbye to skin tags and hello to confidence with Freyja Medical.

What are skin tags?

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordons or fibroepithelial polyps, are small, soft, benign growths that typically appear on areas of the body where skin rubs against skin or clothing. They often occur in areas such as the neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts.

While their exact cause isn’t fully understood, factors such as friction, genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, and age may contribute to their development.

They are generally harmless and painless, but they can be bothersome if they rub against clothing or jewelry, causing irritation or discomfort.

For personalised evaluation and management of skin tags causing discomfort, consulting our dermatologists at Freyja Medical is advisable. We offer expert assessment and tailored treatment plans to address your concerns effectively, restoring comfort and confidence in your skin.

Skin Tags

Skin Tag Treatments

Dermatology consultations for skin tags at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Dermatology Consultations

At Freyja Medical, consultations for skin tags involve a comprehensive skin examination to assess their size, shape, and location.

Our dermatologists discuss tailored treatment options such as snipping, freezing, or surgical excision, considering patient preferences and our expert recommendations.

Throughout the consultation, we provide personalised care, offering guidance on prevention, management, and treatment risks.

Skin surgery for skin tag removal at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Skin Surgery

At Freyja Medical, skin tag removal surgery is conducted with precision and expertise.

Our dermatologists carefully evaluate the tags and recommend appropriate surgical approaches, such as excision or cauterisation, tailored to each patient’s needs.

With meticulous care, we ensure safe and effective removal, restoring comfort and confidence in our patients’ skin.

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What causes skin tags?

The exact cause is not fully understood, but they are believed to develop as a result of several factors, including:

Friction: Skin tags often form in areas where skin rubs against itself, such as in skin folds. This constant rubbing can irritate the skin and lead to their development.

Genetics: There may be a genetic predisposition to skin tag development. Individuals with a family history are more likely to develop them.

Hormonal changes: Fluctuations, like those during pregnancy or in individuals with conditions like diabetes, may contribute to formation.

Obesity: Being overweight or obese can increase their likelihood due to increased friction and skin folds.

Age: Skin tags tend to be more common in middle-aged and elderly individuals, though they can occur at any age.

Skin tags are generally harmless and painless, but they can be bothersome if they rub against clothing or jewelry, causing irritation or discomfort.

Can skin tags be removed?

Yes, skin tags can be removed. There are various methods for removing skin tags, including:

Cryotherapy: Freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen
Excision: Cutting the skin tag off with a scalpel or scissors
Electrosurgery: Burning the skin tag off with an electric current

These procedures are typically quick, simple, and can be performed by a dermatologist. It is not safe to attempt to remove skin tags at home.

Is skin tag removal safe?

Certainly. It is safe to have skin tags removed by a dermatologist using various methods such as cryotherapy, excision, or electrosurgery. These procedures are typically performed under sterile conditions by trained professionals, minimising the risk of complications.

However, attempting to remove skin tags at home is not safe and can lead to infection, scarring, or other adverse effects. It’s essential to seek professional guidance for safe and effective removal.

How does skin tag removal cost?

The cost of skin tag removal varies based on factors like the number, size, and location of the tags, as well as the chosen removal method.

At Freyja Medical, we offer personalised consultations to assess your unique case and provide an accurate quote for the procedure. This ensures transparency and addresses any questions or concerns you may have regarding the cost and treatment options.

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