Also known as an acrochordon, a skin tag is a small growth connected by a peduncle to the underlying skin that generally appears due to skin-on-skin friction. Skin tags are harmless, never malignant and generally asymptomatic skin growths that simply bother from an aesthetic point of view or when constantly getting caught, rubbed or scratched with clothing, jewelry or when shaving. People in Birmingham dealing with these skin tags will be pleased to find out that Renew Skin & Health Clinic also provides professional, safe and highly effective skin tag removal treatments that can ensure excellent cosmetic results.

Skin tags are very common and usually occur in any part of the body, typically on the eyelids, underarms, base of the neck, upper chest, groin folds and under the breasts. There are various causes for skin tags which include obesity, pregnancy, heredity and some other unknown factors, some people being more prone to developing this skin condition that others, approximately 25% of the population being affected. Although generally very small, 2-5 mm, certain skin tags can even reach 5 cm in size, becoming highly bothersome. Not to mention that due to constant rubbing against clothes, jewelry or while shaving, these skin tags can become symptomatic, bleed or even cause pain.

Our Renew Skin & Health Clinic private dermatologists recommend a prior consultation when deciding to have the skin tags removed, first of all to rule out any other possibly dangerous skin conditions that may resemble the skin tags. During the consultation, your skin tag(s) will be thoroughly examined and your medical history and current health condition will be assessed. The skin tag removal treatments ensured at Renew Skin & Health Clinic include cryotherapy, cauterization, surgical excision and radiosurgery. Among these, radiosurgery has ensures the best cosmetic results, given that the procedure is non-surgical, minimally invasive, painless, scarless and highly effective and quick.

The radiosurgery treatment for skin tag removal usually lasts between 15-20 minutes, the targeted area being numbed with local anesthetic. The main property of radiosurgery is that it uses radio wave energy to cut the skin tag, no scalpel being required. Secondly, the wound is also simultaneously cauterized, so there is minimal to no bleeding involved, possible infections are prevented and the healing process is enhanced. Our patients from Birmingham can leave the clinic immediately after the radiosurgery skin tag removal, as the procedure does not require any downtime whatsoever. You will also be glad to know that you will not even have to wear a bandage!

We invite thus people in Birmingham to contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office on 01926 422 454 and schedule their skin tag removal consultation/ radiosurgery treatment. Our operators will provide you with all the necessary information.