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Skin Tag

First Health Medical Centre

Skin Tag


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Skin tags are common, acquired benign skin growths that look like a small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon.

Skin tags are bits of flesh-coloured or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk (pedunculated). Early on, skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinhead-sized bump. While most tags typically are small 2 mm-5 mm at approximately one-third to one-half the size of a pencil eraser, some skin tags may become as large as a big grape.

Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the body covered by skin, most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other common areas for the development of skin tags include the eyelids, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), buttock folds, and groin folds. Tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or clothing. Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their lives but middle-aged, obese, adults are most prone to skin tags

Our expert doctor at our centre able to treat your skin tag safely and quickly in our one stop clinic. The treatment will permanently remove the skin tag. There is no evidence that removing a skin tag will cause more tags to grow.

If the tags are bothersome, medical treatment options are available

TREATMENTS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SKIN TAGS

At our centre we use several techniques to remove skin tag.  Upon your consultation our doctor will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Surgical – Excision removal – The skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel. The skin tag will be completely removed. Before removal we will numb your skin with topical or local anaesthesia for your comfort.

Electro-desiccation/ Hyfrecation – An electrical pulse is passed through the skin tag to damage the cells, causing the skin tag to fall off.

Cryotherapy – The skin tag is frozen by applying liquid Nitrogen. The cold temperature kills the cells within the skin tag, blocking the blood supply to the area and the skin tag will naturally fall off

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desline Dee
desline Dee
10:23 17 Nov 21
I used the service to have fillers. Very impressed with the sensitive professional care I received. Dr Rizvi carried... out the procedure. She explained in detail what was involved, and ensured my comfort at all times. I'm very happy with the outcome. I feel I'm looking very fresh and natural...more like my old self which I haven't seen in years.read more
Linda Goldsmith
Linda Goldsmith
08:41 16 Nov 21
I would highly recommend this clinic.Dr Rizvi makes you feel at ease, I am very happy with the results of the... treatments I have had.read more
Tuli Vinny
Tuli Vinny
22:02 01 Nov 21
I used the clinic last week to have a mole removed from my face. Dr. F.Rizvi carried on the procedure. I was very... satisfied the way she explained the procedure to me,she was very clear and very friendly at the same time,she made me feel at ease as I was a bit scared. Over all I was very satisfied with the service and the outcome of the operation. Definitely recommend this clinic.read more
Lucian de Lima Silva
Lucian de Lima Silva
13:35 16 Oct 21
The service at this establishment was very good and very professional. Dr Risvi made me feel comfortable and was very... efficient in the diagnosis and on the treatment given. Nothing to complaint, I would definitely return to this establishment in the future if necessary.read more
Keith Hazell
Keith Hazell
17:44 11 Oct 21
My first visit and delighted by the care and reassurance I received before, during and after my minor surgery. I will... certainly return. Highly recommended and completely painless.read more
Martin Element
Martin Element
11:23 17 Sep 21
Incredible treatment and wonderful staff.Had sebaceous cist removed. Highly professional and talked me through it.... Painless procedure and very successful outcome..No hesitation in recommending. A perfect solution for treatments not available on the NHS.Very happy with cost which was transparent and agreed before visit.read more
Laurence Groom
Laurence Groom
22:07 17 Jul 21
What can I say about Dr. Rizvi. I read some of her outstanding reviews before meeting her but having had a session to... remove a couple of moles I can tell you words cannot do her justice.She is obviously highly skilled but also creates such a warm and caring atmosphere. You feel completely looked after and you can tell this comes from a place of her wanting to use her talents to help people in the best way she can. She truly is an incredible woman and I can’t recommend her enough!read more
Louisa Martinez
Louisa Martinez
12:05 15 Jun 21
What a wonderful caring sweet doctor. Professional and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable and respected. I was given... clear honest answers when I had questions. For the first time ever I was looking forward to seeing a doctor for the second time for stitches removal. I would highly recommend first health medical. The staff are all so friendly and accommodating. I’m still in awe with the doctor, she was just such a lovely woman with positive and warm energy, I felt in safe hands when I was having minor surgery. I can not praise this centre enough!read more
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