What are skin tags?


Although skin tags (acrochordons) are very common skin growths that tend to develop with age, they are usually small and harmless. Nevertheless, they can be extremely irritating if they catch on jewellery or clothes and may cause soreness or bleeding as a result.

Usually the same colour as the surrounding skin or sometimes darker on light-coloured skin, skin tags can look as if they are hanging by a tiny thread or tag.

They often grow in folds or where skin rubs together and although pregnancy may increase their liklihood, or they may be hereditary, skin tags can often develop for no reason at all and they affect both men and women.

These little collagen growths can range in size from around 1mm to 50mm and sometimes appear in clusters or large groups. Although they do not affect health in any way, many people prefer to get rid of them professionally.

Sometimes, skin tags can drop of by themselves but most skin tags can be easily removed using CryoPen cryotherapy which targets the tags very accurately without ahrming any of the surrounding tissue.




Treatments for Skin tags at The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic

Cryopen Cryotherapy

Excellent for skin tags, age spots, sun damage, warts, skin lesions and pigmentation, milia, cherry angioma, and viral verrucae.

CryoPen™ treatment is an easy, localised treatment for the removal of benign skin conditions such as warts, liver and sunspots, skin tags, milia, and cherry angioma.