Mole and Skin TAG Removal
A mole is a cluster of skin cells usually brown, black, or skin tone that can appear anywhere on your body. Mole removal is a simple kind of surgery. Normally our doctor will do it either of the following methods.
- Surgical excision. – Our doctor will numb the area. They’ll use a scalpel or a sharp, circular blade to cut out the mole and some healthy skin around it. They’ll stitch the skin closed.
- Surgical shave. –This is done more often on smaller moles. After numbing the area, our doctor will use a small blade to shave off the mole and some tissue beneath it. Stitches aren’t usually needed.
Removing a Skin Tag
This is a small flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off your skin by a thin stalk. You’re most likely to find one in an area where your skin rubs together, or in folds, like your armpits, neck, eyelids, under your breasts, or in your groin.
People who are overweight, have diabetes, or are pregnant get skin tags more often. They can show up whether you’re a man or woman. Children don’t usually get them, though.
A skin tag is normally harmless and painless. You might want to have it removed if it gets in your way. Something rubbing against it can irritate it. It might snag on jewelry and clothing.
our doctor will choose one of several ways to remove it during an office visit:
- Snipping. – Our doctor will numb the area. They’ll cut off the tag with special scissors. This gets rid of the skin tag immediately.
- Freezing. – Doctors call this “cryotherapy.” They use super-cold liquid nitrogen to remove the skin tag. It will fall off about 10-14 days after the treatment. The downside is this method can irritate the skin around the tag.
- Burning. – An electrode sends an electric current into the skin growth. It dries out the tissue so the tag falls off.
After it’s removed, it usually won’t return. But another can appear somewhere else on your body.
Please call us on 01977786182 for details or make an appointment with our specialist doctors.