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With over half a million procedures undertaken, you're in safe hands
Skin Tags, medically known as 'acrochordons', are small, flesh-toned pockets of skin which form on the surface of the skin. They are typically found on the back, chest and neck, as well as being particularly common in areas where the skin gathers, folds or chafes. This means that they are likely to form in areas such as the groin, the armpits and under the breasts, and often plague people when skin loses elasticity after weight fluctuation, pregnancy or during the ageing process.
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Skin Tag removal refers to the cosmetic or surgical procedure which either detaches this soft tissue or stops the blood supply to the skin tag. This kills the cells below the skin's surface and allows the tag to fall away, naturally, with zero visible scarring. We wouldn't want you leaving with yet another unsightly blemish now, would we?
Skin tags are far more common amongst women, due to the natural distribution of tissue and shapely contours of the body. They can also rear their head during pregnancy due to the inevitable fluctuation of weight and changes in hormones.
Skin complaints can leave men and women the world over running for cover and feeling all too aware of their bodies. They can make social situations a source of anxiety, as well as affecting self-esteem, body confidence and joie de vivre.
Harley Street Skin make use of technology renowned for rapid healing and an entirely blemish/scar free finish. If skin tags are causing you distress, then Harley Street professionals are on hand to help restore a smile to your face.
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Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...
With over half a million procedures undertaken you're in safe hands
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
Where possible, HSS use cosmetic radio frequency treatments: a technique favoured not only for its non-invasive nature, but its scar-free finish. Radio frequency treatments involve sending radio waves through the skin to kill localised cells, rupturing them through a process known as 'intracellular volatilization'. This means that they cease to provide a blood are first primed with local anaesthetic to ensure patients will experience little to no discomfort whatsoever.
Equally, skin tags can be treated using laser and scalpel treatments if this is more fitting to your particular needs, and an HSS skincare professional will be happy to talk you through your removal options at your consultation.
Unlike moles, skin tags are not medically dangerous or precursors to anything more sinister. They are far more likely to cause psychological distress than medical, and while they don't actively cause pain, they certainly can cause discomfort. With skin tags typically between the ranges of a few mm and 5cm in size, they can often snag and chafe against clothing or jewellery and may even cause bleeding.
Skin tags are also not at all contagious - unlike the similarly-shaped skin complaint, warts - but many find them to be a source of equal embarrassment. Skin Tag removal treatments make easy work of erasing all of those unsightly bumps that many feel the need to cover up, leaving you free of irksome irritation and self-consciousness.
Removing skin tags unfortunately doesn't cement the fact that others won't grow back in time, but it certainly will do away with the ones in question. Skin tag removals offer permanent results, and due to our non-aggressive technique, they also require absolutely no cuts or stitches. It is because of this that HSS' removals are not only inconspicuous but extremely quick-healing.
It is also worth noting that by taking steps to remove skin tags cosmetically, it in no way increases your likelihood of getting more, or encourages the spreading/sprouting of new ones. If skin tags are actively affecting your life and how comfortable you feel in your own skin, then treating them could very well be the right answer for you.
Leading up to the treatment, you may be asked to prepare your skin with a cream in the interest of best results, however the removal procedure itself is fairly brief and takes only 30-45 minutes. On occasion, skin tag removals can also be carried out on the day of your consultation, provided the doctor is happy and available to do so. This will of course depend entirely on the nature of your skin tag, and which course of action is deemed most appropriate for you.
For particularly stubborn skin tags, sometimes more than one treatment of radio frequency treatment is required.
Initially, you will experience some tautness of the skin and potentially some sensitivity or tenderness akin to that of a mild sunburn. This is due to the fresh skin forming over the removal site, and will subside over the course of the first 2 weeks after treatment. Aside from these things, side effects from a skin tag removal are minimal.
Immediately following treatment, the skin will appear bright pink and begin to scab after a few days, allowing a protective layer to form. This will eventually fall off, leaving fresh, new skin beneath. The pigment of the skin will then fade out to blend with the surrounding skin over the course of a few weeks.
Your healing timeline will depend on factors like the size of your skin tag, as well as the method of removal, although wounds typically heal over the course of 4 weeks.
An added benefit of cosmetic radio frequency treatment is also that the radio waves used cauterize (sear and sterilise) the wound as it goes, sealing it instantly with heat as the surrounding tissue is cut away. This speeds up the healing process significantly, reduces any risk of post-procedure infection, and even means that bleeding is minimal.
Generally speaking, skin tag removals are practically painless and should not affect your ability to go back to work the following day. If, however, your role at work is particularly strenuous or involves a lot of physical contact that may chafe or irritate the removal site as it heals, then it may be sensible to allow your skin a few days to recuperate. This will also be the case if your removal site is in a particularly delicate or intimate area, as you should take special care of the site as it heals. Restrictive clothing or underwear may compromise the scabs that are forming and increase the likelihood of scarring.
With over half a million procedures undertaken you're in safe hands
We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.