Skin tags, though often considered insignificant, can be a concern for many individuals. While generally harmless, these minor growths can become unsightly and uncomfortable if they are prone to catching on clothing or getting scratched. Recognising the significance of addressing these concerns, Julia O’Dwyer offers a specialised skin tag removal service that ensures a swift and effective solution in a professional setting.
What is a skin tag?
A skin tag, also known as an acrochordon, is a benign growth that typically appears on the skin’s surface. These growths are usually small, with sizes ranging from minuscule tags to those measuring up to 5cm in width. They are commonly observed in areas of the body where the skin folds and rubs against itself, such as the neck, underarms, groin, under the breasts, eyelids, or within the folds of the buttocks.
Skin tags often share the same colour as the surrounding skin and often have a smooth and soft texture. Comprising loose collagen fibres and blood vessels, they often hang from the skin on a thin stalk. While skin tags are most prevalent among adults, they can affect individuals of all ages and genders. Certain factors, such as age, obesity, or type 2 diabetes, may increase their likelihood. Pregnant women may also notice an elevated occurrence due to hormonal fluctuations. Despite their benign nature, skin tags can be prone to irritation and may become caught on clothing or jewellery, prompting individuals to seek removal.
Removing skin tags
A qualified professional should always conduct efforts to remove skin tags to avoid complications. Attempting to remove a skin tag without proper expertise can result in pain, bleeding, and even infection and can lead to moderate to severe scarring. General practitioners typically do not perform skin tag removals as they are classed as aesthetic and not medical procedures, highlighting the importance of seeking private treatment from experienced specialists like Julia O’Dwyer.
Julia’s clinics across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and London adhere to the highest hygiene and safety standards. Consultations are crucial to the process, allowing Julia to evaluate the specific skin tag and provide tailored advice. During these consultations, Julia can answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you are well informed about the procedure. Moreover, she will offer comprehensive aftercare instructions to promote optimal healing and minimise potential complications.
A skilled professional performs the removal procedure in a clinical environment. Julia’s expertise ensures that the treatment is safe and effective, providing a quick and secure method to permanently eliminate unwanted skin tags from any part of your body.
If you’re ready to bid farewell to skin tags and embrace smoother, clearer skin, contact Julia today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a more confident you.