Skin tag removal is one of the many cosmetic treatments we offer at DestinationSkin. Skin tags are removed for a variety of aesthetic and personal reasons so if your mission for flawless, smooth skin is hindered by them, we can use advanced electrolysis to safely help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small growths of excess skin that are usually harmless and mainly develop around the folds of the skin, like on the neck, eyelids and armpits. They occur because of repeated friction against the skin and are made of excess collagen fibres and blood vessels which develop into the raised and hanging tags of skin from which they get their name.
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Our skin tag removal treatment
For skin tag removal, we mainly use advanced electrolysis which works similarly to a hyfrecator treatment, which is the name of a pen-like, electrical device used to destroy tissue directly. Advanced electrolysis works like a hyfrecator and sends small, repeated electrical currents through an ultra-fine probe that targets the skin tag itself. As the current is being sent through the probe, it is then converted into heat energy which vibrates the molecules in the excess skin and leads to a rapid increase in temperature which coagulates the collagen proteins in the tissue and effectively destroys them. This treatment does not take very long to perform and requires no downtime, so you can resume your daily activities without any delay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Skin tags occur for a variety of reasons and are more likely to develop in older people or those who are overweight or with type 2 diabetes. They grow in the skin folds, in places where the skin is repeatedly rubbing against itself. It is this prolonged friction that causes growths to appear, and this is why obese people are more affected by them.
Changing hormones levels can also increase your likelihood of developing skin tags which may mean pregnant, menstruating or menopausal women are prone to them too.
Skin tags are very common and are almost always harmless and painless, however, they can increase your self-consciousness and bleed when caught on jewellery or items of clothing, which is why many people opt to have them safely removed by registered providers.
The amount of treatments needed varies and usually depends on the size and density of the skin tag. Official confirmation will be stated by your expert clinician during your consultation who will know once they have assessed, and examined, your unwanted skin tags.
The good thing about skin tag removal is that once they are gone, they do not grow back! However, new skin tags can still form which is why it’s useful to know the reason why your skin tags occur so you can prevent future ones from developing. Some things to stop them from returning are: eating well and exercising regularly, so you avoid gaining excess weight which facilitates the growth of skin tags. Wearing loose, breathable clothing and keeping the skin folds dry can also help. Blotting or patting the eyelids, neck and armpits completely dry after showering, and applying baby powder in these places, helps to remove moisture that can become trapped and cause friction.
Single sessions of skin tag removal costs £69, however, a course is usually recommended to completely remove them. A course of 3 treatments is £189 which is an affordable, effective and suitable option for most skin tones, types and sensitivities.
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