growths attached to the skin
Skin Tag Removal in bexhill
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tags are small growths attached to the skin and commonly arise around the armpits, neck, breasts or even eyelids. Usually small, skin-coloured growths, they can vary in size and appearance, often appearing knobbly or hanging from the skin. Many people choose to have skin tags removed as they can feel conscious of their appearance or experience discomfort if they are irritated by fabric or clothing.
If you are concerned about the appearance of skin tags or have noticed more on your body than you are comfortable with, our specialist doctor, Pieter Gouws, runs a skin clinic at Cooden Medical Group and offers advice and treatments for a range of skin imperfections.
Your first step will be an initial consultation for an examination and to discuss your concerns. Your clinician will fully examine you to rule out any other areas of concern. This will be followed by an appointment for the skin tag excision, and if appropriate, a follow-up consultation. Alternatively we may recommend your skin tags are removed using our state of the art K Laser. This enables us to perform treatments without causing bleeding, which minimises infections, and requires little, if any, pain-relief for patients.
Yes. Skin tags, including those from near your eyes, can be removed or frozen off with liquid nitrogen. If you are having this treatment, we do not recommend you drive yourself home, so bring a friend to the clinic with you. We can explain this further at your consultation.
Following a skin tag excision, your skin may feel irritated or appear slightly discoloured, but this is not unusual and will relieve itself after a short while.
It is unlikely that you will need time away from work for skin tag removal, but this all depends on your individual circumstances and the type of work that you do.
We will be able to advise you around this further during your initial consultation.