Visit Midnight pharmacy for Skin Tag Removal in Bradford & Nottingham
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are small growths that hang off your skin. They are very common and harmless, but we can professionally remove them if they’re bothering you or making you feel self-conscious.
Skin tags are usually small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin, varying in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide. They are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts, however, they can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. Both men and women can develop skin tags and they tend to occur in older people and people who are obese or have type 2 diabetes. Pregnant women are also more likely to develop skin tags as a result of changes in their hormone levels. However, some people develop them for no apparent reason.
Skin tags are usually:
- – smooth and soft
- – knobbly and hang off the skin
- – not contagious
- – Skin tags do not usually cause any pain or discomfort.
Can skin tags be a problem?
Skin tags are harmless and do not usually cause pain or discomfort. However, you may consider having skin tags removed if they’re affecting your self-esteem, or if they catch on clothing or jewellery and bleed. Sometimes, skin tags fall off on their own if the tissue has twisted and died from a lack of blood supply.
Removing skin tags
You should never remove a skin tag without speaking to your pharmacist or a GP first. If you have a skin tag that’s causing problems, consider making a private appointment with us at Midnight Pharmacy to have it removed. Skin tags can easily be burnt or frozen off in a similar way to how warts are removed. They can also be surgically removed, sometimes using local anaesthetic. Freezing or burning skin tags can cause irritation and temporary skin discolouration, and the skin tag may not fall off and further treatment may be needed. Surgical removal has the advantage of removing the skin tag completely, but there is a risk of minor bleeding.
To find out more about this service please contact us or use the booking calendar below to book your Skin Tag Removal in Bradford and Nottingham.