Anal Skin Tags

Skin tags in the anus and genital area can be very embarrassing for men and women and often cause considerable distress and occasionally discomfort and irritation.

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Same Day Treatment

The good news is that for most patients Cosmedics can offer removal of uncomfortable and embarrassing anal skin tags under local anaesthetic with a walk in walk out procedure on the same day. The minor surgical procedure takes under an hour in most cases as our techniques ensure the actual anal skin tag removal procedure is pain-free by administering a special numbing injection.

All our doctors are trained in skin surgery and sexual health so will be able to assess the condition properly and give the most appropriate advice. Any lesions we feel are too complicated or involve coexisting haemorrhoids or fissures we would refer to our specialist colorectal surgeon who may need to perform any treatment under general rather than local anaesthetic.

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Skin Tag Removal Costs

Prices will vary depending on complexity and are confirmed at consultation. As a guide, removal of skin tags via laser or excision (small) costs are as follows:

Skin TagsCost
Anal skin tagsfrom £750
Multiple/complex anal skin tags up to £1,250
Genital skin tags from £500

Doctor consultation

We charge £50 for a skin tag consultation with one of our experienced doctors. Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge). Call us today on 0207 386 0464 to see how we can help you.

Treatment Information

About Anal Skin Tags

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Causes of Anus Skin Tags

The causes for anal skin tags are often quite commonly due to the resolution of a pile or haemorrhoid that leaves a fleshy piece of skin around the edge of the anus that has resulted from the skin stretching and not shrinking back again. This is very common in pregnancy and post delivery that mothers often find they have this problem.

These anus skin tags can often be annoying and get irritated. Patients also naturally dislike the appearance of anal skin tags as in a lot of cases they already been able to see their skin tags with the use of a mirror and some adept positioning.

Anal skin tags can also cause a hygiene issue when wiping after using the toilet. In addition, the presence or appearance of skin tags can cause confidence issues with partners.

NHS Skin Tag Removal

The NHS unfortunately does not cover the removal of anal skin tags in most cases as it is deemed more cosmetic and often not considered as medically important.

Patient Diary

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Patient Diary – What to Expect

This patient kindly shared their experience of anal skin tag removal, to help others know what to expect.

Day 1:

Felt incredibly nervous about the procedure beforehand. However it was no way near as bad as I had imagined. The local anaesthetic injection was a little uncomfortable but didn’t really hurt. I could not feel anything during the procedure and it was over within a few minutes.

I felt a bit numb in the bottom department for a few hours but there was no pain. I had a gauze padding the area and when I checked this a few hours later there had been some bleeding and weeping.

I changed this padding every few hours and found further bleeding and weeping.

Day 2:

Woke up and found there had been a small amount of bleeding overnight but no more than one gauze could absorb.

I went to the toilet for the first time. Worried that this was going to hurt but i was able to go without any pain just felt a bit sore and tender. The wound opened up without any problems although there was a little bit of fresh bleeding.

Throughout the day there was a little more fresh bleeding and weeping. Again no pain just felt a little uncomfortable.

Day 3:

No bleeding overnight just weeping and this continued throughout the day. When I went to the toilet there was a little bit of blood but only when going and nothing afterwards. Again no pain but an uncomfortable feeling. Wouldn’t feel up to riding a bike just yet!

Day 4:

Hardly any weeping overnight so did not require any padding throughout the day. There was a tiny bit of bleeding when I went to the toilet but no pain. However area still feeling tender to touch.

Day 5:

No weeping overnight at all so started to apply Vaseline to the area. There was no blood when using the toilet but still felt tender when going. When just walking around could still feel that I had had the procedure.

Day 6:

Back to work today but felt fine and even went to the gym after work. Avoided the exercise bike but running was fine. No pain but was still aware that it was a little tender. No bleeding or weeping.

Day 7:

Felt much better going to the toilet today and only felt tender when wiping.

Day 8:

Again no tenderness when going to the toilet only when wiping. Area continues to heal well.

Days 9-14:

Very similar to day 8.

Day 15:

Area felt almost completely healed and there was no longer tenderness when wiping.

Day 16:

I would say that I was no longer aware that I had had the procedure and felt completely normal when using the toilet.


I am completely satisfied with how the procedure went. The fact that there was hardly any pain was an unexpected bonus. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about having it done as I now feel so much more hygienic and have bottom confidence again!

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Website testimonials and photos represent the opinions and experiences of individual patients. Results may vary from person to person.

Website testimonials and photos represent the opinions and experiences of individual patients. Results may vary from person to person.