Skin tag removal is a common cosmetic procedure offered at aesthetic clinics, designed to remove small growths of skin that protrude from the body. These benign skin tags are made up of blood vessels and collagen and can often be found on areas of the body where skin folds or rubs against itself, such as the neck or arms. While skin tags are typically harmless, they can be a source of discomfort or embarrassment for some individuals, mainly when they occur in visible or awkward locations. At Maris Clinic, our medical skin tag removal procedures are safe, quick, and effective, leaving patients with clear and smooth skin that can boost their self-esteem.
Skin tags are small, harmless growths that typically develop on the neck, armpits, eyelids, and other parts of the body where skin creases or folds. Although skin tags are usually harmless, they can be unsightly and occasionally cause discomfort or irritation when they rub against clothing or jewellery.
At an aesthetic clinic, a doctor or a trained specialist will first consult with you before proceeding with the skin tag removal process. During the consultation, the doctor will examine the skin tag you may want to remove and determine the best method of removal based on its size, location, and other factors. The doctor will also discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and answer any questions they may have.
In most cases, skin tags can be removed without local anaesthesia. However, larger skin tags may require local anaesthesia to numb the area before removal. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied before the procedure for multiple skin tags.
Various methods for removing skin tags include cryotherapy, surgical excision, and electrocautery. In cryotherapy, the skin tags are frozen with liquid nitrogen and removed. Surgical excision involves cutting the skin tag with a scalpel or scissors, and electrocautery uses a heated wire or needle to burn the skin tag off.
In some cases, laser surgery may also remove skin tags. Carbon dioxide lasers are typically used for this procedure. The laser cuts off the skin tag while under the effects of local anaesthesia. The laser cauterises the blood vessels as it cuts, so there is usually minimal bleeding or scarring.
Due the high demand & limited availability we recommend booking 2-3 weeks in advance