Skin Tag Removal in Cardiff
Here at our new sk:n clinic in Cardiff, we understand that skin tags can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. That’s why we now provide removal treatments that are so safe and effective they can even be removed from the face without the need of a NHS referral. With costs starting at £105, and treatments suitable for all ages, there’s now no reason why you should have to continue living with you skin tags.
Seven Reasons Why Skin Tag Removal At sk:n Is Best:
- No need for NHS referral
- Quick and simple procedure with no downtime
- All sk:n treatment rooms equipped and regulated to hospital minor-surgery theatre standard
- Treatment often not performed by the NHS due to recent revisions in services provided
- Safe and effective, even on the face and sensitive areas
- Safe for all ages, even children
- Carried out by a highly qualified practitioner, according to strict medical protocols
"I have always been self-conscious of the skin tags on my neck. The treatment was so simple and easy, I’ve recommended it to all of my friends!" - Ben, Cardiff
COME AND MEET US
Come and visit our new clinic for a free no-obligation consultation, where we have solutions for most skin problems and will build a treatment plan tailored to meet your precise needs. We are situated on Ipswich Road in the David Lloyd Fitness centre, and welcome all new patients!
Ipswich Road, Roath, Cardiff CF23 9AQ
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“Skin tags are very common and can cause a lot of distress for a patient. Many people do not realise how easy they are to remove!” Doctor Simon Harris, Cardiff
Frequently asked questions:
What is a skin tag?
Skin tags are small brown or flesh coloured growths, which hang from the surface of the skin. They are made from a core of fibres, ducts and nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis. Although common, they are completely harmless. Most skin tags are usually only a few millimetres in size; however they can grow over time to become as large as 5 centimetres.
What causes a skin tag?
Anyone can develop a skin tag, but they are particularly common in older people. It is thought skin tags grow where skin rubs against skin or alternatively clothing; however some people develop them for no apparent reason.
What is the treatment?
At sk:n we use several techniques for skin tag removal. In your initial consultation your doctor will advise you of the best option for your individual case, which might be:
- Excision Removal: The skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel.
- Cryotherapy: The skin tag is frozen by applying Cryogen to the area - a liquid gas that produces freezing temperatures. The cold temperature kills the cells within the skin tag, blocking blood supply to the area and causing it to naturally fall off.
- Hyfrecation: An electrical pulse is passed through the skin tag to damage the cells, causing the skin tag to fall off.
Whichever treatment method you and your doctor choose, the procedure should only take a few minutes to complete.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. At sk:n you will be in the safest of hands, whichever removal method is selected by you and your doctor. The doctor you see will have spent intensive time treating within the industry and will have trained within the sk:n Academy, where they are tested against strict medical protocols exceeding all regulatory and clinical requirements. We work with some of the UK’s leading doctors and dermatologist in the UK.
Does removal hurt?
Your treatment will involve applying a local anaesthetic cream, or injecting a local anaesthetic to the skin tag area before removal, making treatment relatively painless. After treatment the skin left behind may be tender for a few days and will need to be covered. It is also best to use a strong sunscreen on the area.
Where on my body can I have treatment?
You can have a skin tag removed from anywhere on your body. Our doctors have years of experience removing them from faces and sensitive and hard to reach places. Common affected areas include the eyelids, armpits, neck and groin.
Can I have my skin tag removed just because I don’t like the look of it?
Of course, unless your doctor feels there is a medical reason not to remove your skin tag. Unlike the NHS, who will only remove skin tags if they are potentially dangerous, at sk:n we are used to removing skin tags for cosmetic reasons.
What results will I see?
The treatment will completely remove the skin tag; however there will be a small white scar where removal took place. Other than that, complications are rare.
Will the skin tag grow back?
The treatment will permanently remove the skin tag. However, this will not stop skin tags growing back in other areas in the future. If this is the case, we will book you in for another treatment.