Skin Tag Removal Clinics

Cryotherapy
Cauterising
Surgery Costs
UK Clinics
USA Clinics

Since skin tags are not harmful in any way, the removal of them is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore it can’t be done for free on the NHS in England and you have to go private in the USA. What’s more, not many private health insurance policies cover the cost of skin tag removal. This could mean that even if you have private health insurance, you might still have to visit a private skin tag removal clinic and pay to have your skin tags removed.
It’s because of this expense that most people choose to remove their skin tags at home with skin tag removal creams, skin tag removal oils, skin tag removal freeze treatments or skin tag removal devices. Since the chance of developing skin tags increases the older you get, removing them at home will save you a lot of money.
However, there are some reasons that you might prefer to have a skin tag removed by a medical professional at a skin tag removal clinic instead of treating it at home. Skin tags which are on particularly sensitive parts of the body – such as around the eyes and the genitals – can’t be safely removed at home with most over the counter treatments. This leaves paying to have this sort of skin tag removed by a professional the only option.
Skin tags which are unusually large – bigger than 1cm/0.5 inches in diameter – are also often better being removed by a medical professional at a clinic. Skin tags this large can take a considerable amount of time to remove at home and some treatments – such as skin tag removal devices – simply can’t remove skin tags this large.

Surgical skin tag removal

One of the ways medical specialists at skin tag removal clinics can remove skin tags is to do it surgically. During these skin tag procedures, the affected area is sterilised and then the stem which connects the tag to the body is cut using a pair of sharp scissors or a scalpel. The patient is fully conscious during the removal of the skin tag, so you might feel a small amount of discomfort. However, if the skin tag is unusually large (more than 1cm/0.5 inches in diameter) the area around it is often numbed with a local anaesthetic to reduce the chance of pain.
After the skin tag has been removed, the doctor will usually apply a topical antiseptic or antibiotic to prevent infection. A dressing is then put on to protect the small wound and the patient is allowed to leave. Providing the wound is kept clean and the dressing is replaced regularly, no complications should arise and the skin underneath will heal with just a small scar the size of the skin tag stem which will fade over time.
Because surgical skin tag procedures are carried out by professionals and don’t involve the use of chemicals or other products which could create allergic reactions, this skin tag removal method is suitable to remove skin tags from all areas of the body. So if you’ve got a skin tag on your face, groin, arms, armpit, back, neck, under breasts, nipples, chin, cheeks, ears, feet, fingers, inner thigh, jawline, stomach, shoulders or toes, you will be able to have it removed safely with surgical skin tag removal.
Some at-home skin tag removal treatments are unsuitable to use on the most sensitive parts of the body, but this isn’t the case with surgical skin tag removal. Skin tags on the anus, labia, vulva, foreskin, scrotum, eyelid and on the skin around the eyes can all be removed safely this way.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy, sometimes referred to as Cryosurgery, is another method doctors at skin tag removal clinics use to remove skin tags. These skin tag procedures involve a medical professional dipping a hemostat into liquid nitrogen for around 15 seconds. The medical instrument is then used to gently grasp the stem of each skin tag and hold it for ten seconds, thereby quickly cutting the blood supply off. Because no anaesthetic is used during this treatment – not even for large skin tags – some small discomfort is expected, but this only lasts for as long as the hemostat is in contact with the skin tag stem.
After the stem has been treated, the patient is free to leave without the need to apply any antiseptic or antibiotic cream or even a dressing. All skin tags treated this way will usually fall off within seven to ten days without any scarring.
Because cryotherapy skin tag procedures are always carried out by a medical professional, it can be used to remove skin tags from all areas of the body. So if you have a skin tag on your face, groin, arms, armpit, back, neck, under breasts, nipples, chin, cheeks, ears, feet, fingers, inner thigh, jawline, stomach, shoulders or toes, it will be able to be removed at a skin tag removal clinic safely this way.
Moreover, since many DIY skin tag removal treatments are too harsh or difficult to use on the most sensitive parts of the body, having them removed at skin tag removal clinics is usually the only option. So if you have a skin tag on your anus, labia, vulva, foreskin, scrotum, eyelid or around your eyes, your best option is to have it removed by a medical professional with cryotherapy or surgery.

Cauterising

Cauterising is one of the less popular skin tag procedures you can undergo at skin tag removal clinics, however it is incredibly effective. During this procedure, the area around the skin tag is numbed with a topical anaesthetic. An electrocautery medical tool is then used to burn the stem in between the healthy skin and the skin tag for a few seconds until the stem has been completely destroyed and the skin tag falls off. A topical antibiotic will then be applied before the area is wrapped in a dressing. The doctor will usually prescribe some follow-up antibiotics and painkillers before dismissing the patient.
The best thing about these skin tag procedures is that they’re very fast – you will leave the skin tag removal clinic tag-free – and the process is pain-free, since the area will be thoroughly numb before the electrocautery instrument touches your skin. However, there are also some serious negative aspects to this skin tag removal method.
Although you won’t feel any pain during the procedure, the whole area will be very sore for days afterward – that’s why doctors usually prescribe painkillers following these skin tag procedures. What’s more, since cauterising is a relatively harsh removal method, there is a good chance you’ll be left with a scar after your small wound has healed.
Due to the pain experienced during healing, having a skin tag removed via cauterisation is only recommended on non-sensitive parts of your body, including the face, groin (away from the genital area), arms, armpit, back, neck, under breasts, chin, cheeks, ears, feet, fingers, inner thigh, jawline, stomach, shoulders or toes. However, since you will be left with a scarring, it might not be the best method of removing facial skin tags.
If you’ve got skin tags on a sensitive part of your body, such as on your nipples, anus, labia, vulva, foreskin, scrotum, eyelid or around your eyes, these skin tag removal procedures are too dangerous and you’ll need to choose an alternative method of removing these skin tags.

Skin tag removal costs

The cost of having skin tags removed largely depends on the clinic and number of skin tags you want to have removed. Generally, you’ll pay one fee for a consultation with a private GP (this is usually omitted if you have private health care insurance) and a second fee for a consultation with a dermatologist. After this, you’ll be charged a set fee to have a single skin tag removed and a smaller per-tag fee to have any additional skin tags removed on the same day.
There is not much difference in price between each of the skin tag procedures, but you will find a huge difference between prices offered at different skin tag removal clinics, so be sure to get a few quotes first. For very small skin tags, you’ll usually be charged a minimum fee of around £20/$30, but for very large skin tags, you can expect to pay up to £130/$200 dollars to have them removed.
Since skin tags occur more frequently the older you get, it’s a very good idea to invest in a skin tag removal treatment you can use yourself at home. Not only could this save you hundreds of pounds over the years, but it could also save you hours waiting around in skin tag removal clinics, too.

Skin tag removal clinics in the UK

North England: Rippon Medical Services in Carlisle
Midlands: Love Your Skin in Newark on Trent
South England: The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic in London
Scotland: DermalClinic in Edinburgh
Wales: Ice Body Sculpting & Advanced Skin Care in Cardiff
Northern Ireland: Destination Skin in Belfast

Skin tag removal clinics in the US

North: Radiance MedSpa in Minnesota
East coast: Trifecta Med Spa in New York
South: Danik MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery in Florida
West coast: Lisa Bradbury Skincare Salon in California
Central: Expert Laser Clinic in Colorado