skin tag on neckSkin tags are tiny areas of skin that have created a loose piece of tissue that protrudes from the surface. 

They vary in size from a few millimetres to a larger version that can be a few centimetres known as a papilloma that often dangles from the skin.

Skin tags on the body commonly occur in axilla underarms or groin areas. Those in the underarms and groin often occur due to the friction of skin rubbing on skin which causes the skin tags to grow. They can become numerous in number over time and grown quite large. They often have their own blood supply so can bleed a lot if people attempt DIY removal which is not advised.

Body skin tags are easily removed

The removal of skin tags is simple and quick. Most require a medical professional to remove so it is done safely and without any risk of infection or recurrence.

Genital Skin Tags

Skin tags can also occur in the embarrassing and sensitive anal and vaginal areas. See separate pages for information on anal skin tags and vaginal skin tags.

Treating Skin Tags at Home

Home remedies that include tying a piece of cotton thread around the base of skin tags in the hope they fall off can often lead to infection and leave the root so are best avoided. Destructive creams that are often acid based and other DIY skin tag removal can lead to bad scarring in some cases and we would advise patients to seek proper medical advice before embarking on these treatments.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read more
Post comment

Before & After

Skin tag removal is also very effective where tags appear under the arms where the skin rubs together

Skin tags are common in the groin area where skin rubs. Although harmless, removal is usually preferable for aesthetic and comfort reasons.

What our patients say

4.94 Average

350 Reviews

Aaron B

Amazing results for laser highly recommend, Becky is very good at what she does, makes me feel very comfortable. Thank you

Posted 1 month ago

Susan d

Highly proffessionaly and effective

Posted 1 month ago

Duncan

Very slick and professional and would recommend

Posted 1 month ago

Bronwynn

I really enjoyed my treatment today with Lydia. I felt very comfortable and she was always checking to see how I was. I have now booked a full course of treatment.

Posted 1 month ago

Philippa D

Sienna is always so friendly and professional and I am delighted to recommend her and the clinic!

Posted 1 month ago

Angie

Excellent service

Posted 1 month ago

Lisa

Friendly professional service, would definitely recommend!

Posted 1 month ago

Gisele

Feel relaxed-Lydia was very soft and gentle-skin looking fantastic and fresh Will definitely comeback

Posted 1 month ago

Crispin

Superb treatment from Dr Britt Vardy. Relaxing, informative, caring and absolutely spot on with the procedure. Highly highly recommended.

Posted 1 month ago

Sophie m

Dr Vardy is fantastic. I was slightly nervous and she put me at total ease. She explains everything very clearly and answered all questions or doubts I had. Super dr! Would highly highly recommend

Posted 1 month ago

reviews

Get in touch

Contact us for instant answers and the latest available appointments at our London and Bristol clinics.
Our friendly team of advisers are available Mon-Fri: 9am – 5.30pm, Sat: 9am – 2pm.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics is rated 4.94 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 350 merchant reviews