Skin tags

Skin tags

Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin.

They’re very common, harmless, and can vary in colour and size.

Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids and other areas.

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags are made of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels surrounded by skin. Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body. 

Both men and women can develop skin tags. 

Pregnant women may also be more likely to develop skin tags as a result of changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason.

Skin tags tend to grow in the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself, or there is skin chaffing from clothing or jewelry, such as on the neck and armpits.

When skin tags can be a problem

Skin tags are harmless and don’t usually cause pain or discomfort. 

However, you may consider having skin tags removed if they’re affecting your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewelry 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

Don’t try to remove a skin tag without speaking to a health care professional first. If you have a skin tag that’s causing problems, consider making an appointment to have it removed.

Freezing or burning skin tags can cause irritation and temporary skin discoloration, and the skin tag may not fall off and further treatment may be needed.

At Flawless Aesthetic Clinic for skin tag treatment I have a special machine which can remove skin tags using a tiny needle which carries a small electrical charge which will cut off the blood supply to the skin tag, the skin tag will then dry up and fall of within a few days.

Never attempt to remove large skin tags with scissors or tweezers yourself because they’ll bleed heavily.

2 responses to “Skin tags”

  1. June Middlehurst avatar

    Hi there, I was wondering if you could help me. I have recently carried out an advanced Certificate in Aesthetic training for the removal of skin tags, thread veins, and skin blemishes, thus being awarded the VCTC qualification in these areas. However, before I start offering these services in my small clinic, I feel I need a little more practice.
    I have been self-employed as a Foot Health Practitioner for 10 years, after working in the NHS for 24 years. After Qualifying as a F. H. Practitioner and opening my small, home-based clinic, I then decided to do further training to enable me to offer more services (in Electrolysis, Reflexology, Pedicure, and the application of Gels or Varnishes). This Aesthetic certificate I have decided, will be my final qualification, as, at 61 years young, I am going to start winding down for retirement in 3 years’ time. The reason I am writing is to ask if you have the opportunity for me to shadow you for a day or two when carrying out the aesthetic treatments in skin tag removal, thread vein, and skin blemish removal, as the course I went on was only over two days. I am fairly confident in offering thread vein removal, but it is the skin blemishes and skin blemish procedures I am lacking confidence in. I would be happy to provide a third day to work for you for free offering these services, as a thank you, or I could offer a payment. As my small clinic is based in Droitwich I have deliberately looked for a clinic further afield so that I do not gain any of your local clients from you. My website is foothealthjune.co.uk which you are more than welcome to take a look at. It will be updated soon to show a small increase in my prices and the additional aesthetic services but it will give you an idea of what I currently offer. I also have a Facebook page, June Middlehurst Foot Health Practitioner, Reflexology & Beauty. I hope I have provided enough information you to give me this great opportunity but should you require any further details I can provide details i.e. copies of my Aesthetic Certificates or any of the others? My email address is junemiddlehurst@sky.com and my tel no is 07772175652. I am hoping to gain this opportunity as soon as possible. If you are unable to provide this welcomed help I would really appreciate it if you could just send me a quick email or text message confirming this so that I may try elsewhere. Thank you for your time. Kind regards, June Middlehurst.

    1. admin avatar

      Hi thanks for your comment, I am afraid I am busy with Medical Injectables mostly, so I am not sure I have enough for you to observe, only having 1 or 2 per week of the mentioned treatments, so It is quite a distance for you to come? I am happy for you to call me or to help mentor you with your first clients? What machine is it you use? Thanks Sarah

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