S3 Skin and Laser now offers non-surgical skin tag and blemish removal with prices starting from £85.
Skin tags can impact your self-confidence as well as irritate by catching on clothes and jewellery.
S3 provides non-surgical removal of the following:
- Facial Telangiectasia (red veins)
- Spider Naevi
- Skin tags
- Blood Spots
- Viral Warts
- Seborrhoeic Keratosis
What are Skin Tags?
Skin tags (acrochordons) are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. Varying in size from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide, they are very common and harmless.
Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
Why skin tags occur
Anyone can develop skin tags, but they are particularly common in older people and people with diabetes. Pregnant women may be more likely to develop skin tags, caused by changes in their hormone levels. Some people develop them for no apparent reason.
Skin tags tend to grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing. This would explain why they also tend to affect overweight people or younger children who have excess folds of skin and skin chafing.
When skin tags can be a problem
Skin tags are harmless and do not usually cause pain or discomfort.
However, you may want to consider getting them removed if they are unsightly and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed.
How are skin tags removed?
Depending on what is being treated (e.g. moles, warts, thread veins), the procedure itself can differ slightly, but the concept is the same for all. A very fine probe or needle is introduced to the area being treated and a tiny current of electricity is passed along it. The current of electricity actually kills off the blood supply to the blemish, which causes it to eventually die and fall away. With thread veins, the needle is inserted just underneath the surface of the skin, into the blood vessel itself and the current causes the vessel to coagulate and disappear.
Depending on the number of blemishes being treated, or the size, you may require more than one treatment, however, this will all be discussed with you at your consultation to give you a realistic idea of your treatment schedule.
Is Electrolysis painful?
Electrolysis is relatively pain free – most of our clients comment that it was not as bad as they expected. The best way we can describe the sensation, is to compare it to the sensation of a hair being plucked out. This is not a comfortable sensation, but it is not unbearable! It is like a little nip or sting to the skin, it is a quick and effective way of treating skin blemishes.
How long does the treatment take?
As mentioned above, treatment time depends on what is being treated – one small skin tag will take significantly less time than a cluster of warts, or a large mole. Treatment sessions are generally quite short – around 15 to 30 minutes long, however, you may require more than one session to ensure the blemish is completely removed. Prior to treatment, Sarah-Jane, Clinical Director will carry out a full medical consultation, which will include an assessment of the area(s) to be treated in order to put together a treatment plan for you.
Prices – from just £85
The price of a treatment depends on the length of the treatment session. Generally, small areas or individual blemishes can be treated in a 15 minute session, while larger areas or groups of blemishes may require 30 minutes. Very large warts may occasionally require 45 minutes. This will all be discussed during your free consultation.
|15 minute session||£85|
|20 minute session||£105|
|25 minute session||£125|
|30 minute session||£150|