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Skin Tag Removal in London

Skin tags are gentle, noncancerous and painless growth on the skin that consists of ducts, fibers, fat cells, nerve cell and epidermis. They can be seen anywhere on the body and affect both men and women above 50.

They are commonly found in areas where the skin folds such as:

  • armpits
  • eyelids
  • groin
  • thighs
  • neck
  • upper chest
  • under your breasts

Causes of skin tags

It is not clear what causes skin tags. They are usually seen in the skin folds made of collagen and blood vessels and surrounded by the outer layer of your skin.

According to the studies, the human papillomavirus (HPV) can be an important factor for developing skin tags. However, the study evaluated nearly 37 skin tags from different parts of the body.

Insulin resistance that causes type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes, may have an important role in the development of skin tags. People with insulin resistance do not take in glucose effectively from the bloodstream.

Skin tags are a side effect of pregnancy that occurs due to weight gain and pregnancy hormones. In exceptional cases, several skin tags can be a sign of endocrine problem or hormone imbalance.

Though skin tags are harmless, you should
never ignore them
Talk to our skin care specialist before it gets
too late!


Risk factors for getting skin tags

You may be at higher risk of getting skin tags in case you:

  • are pregnant
  • are overweight
  • have family members who are already suffering from skin tags
  • have HPV
  • have type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance


Skin tags are not cancerous though you might feel some kind of irritation when rubbing with clothes, jewelry, or other skin.

How skin tags are removed

Skin tags usually rub off by themselves however, most of them are attached to the skin. In reality, they do not require any kind of treatment. If skin tags hurt, you may choose to remove them.

  • Cryotherapy
    It helps freeze skin tag by using liquid nitrogen.
  • Surgical removal
    You can get rid of skin tags with scalpel or scissors.
  • Electrosurgery
    Skin tag can be burned off with high-frequency electrical energy.
  • Ligation
    You may remove skin tag by tying it off with surgical thread to cut off blood flow.


You may talk to your doctor who can remove skin tags by:

If you want to remove small skin tags, there is no need for anesthesia. Your doctor might use local anesthesia at the time of removing large or several skin tags.

There are natural remedies to be used for removing skin tags. These consist of –apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and lemon juice.

There are some skin conditions like moles and warts that look like skin tags. Since moles can be cancerous, it is advised to examine the skin tags from adermatologist. He will be able to diagnose skin tags and help you with the right procedure.

Are you wondering how to remove skin tags?

Talk to our dermatologists who can help you
get rid of them!

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