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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, your trusted partner for private skin tag removal in the heart of London. Our team, led by some of London’s most skilled dermatology doctors, specialises in safe, efficient, and minimally invasive techniques to address and remove skin tags.

At City Dermatology Clinic, our experienced doctors offer surgical excision and cryotherapy services to safely and effectively remove skin tags, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.


Surgical Excision & Electrocautery

For this treatment, our doctors numb the area around the skin tag with local anesthesia, ensuring you’re comfortable and pain-free. Then, using a scalpel or surgical scissors, they carefully remove the skin tag, providing immediate results. This method is precise, clean, and effective, especially for larger skin tags. Surgical excision is ideal if you have larger skin tags or those in sensitive areas where precision is crucial. Our team is skilled in performing this procedure with minimal discomfort and excellent cosmetic outcomes, regardless of the skin tag’s location.


In this advanced treatment, our doctors use a specialised probe heated by electric current to burn away the skin tag, cauterising the area simultaneously to prevent bleeding. This method is highly precise, allowing for the targeted removal of the skin tag with minimal impact on surrounding skin. Electrocautery is excellent for removing small to medium skin tags, especially in areas where aesthetics are a concern, such as your face or neck. It’s also an effective option for addressing multiple skin tags in a single session. Our doctors will evaluate if this technique is the most appropriate for your specific needs.


Cryotherapy (Freezing)

Our doctors will apply liquid nitrogen directly to your skin tag using a precise application method, such as a spray or a cotton swab. This quick, almost instantaneous freezing action causes the skin tag to fall off naturally within one to two weeks. The entire process is swift and efficient, ensuring minimal discomfort. This method is particularly effective for small to medium-sized skin tags and is often recommended for those located in areas with delicate skin, like your neck or underarms. Our doctors will assess if cryotherapy is the best option for your specific situation.


No Downtime Needed

At City Dermatology Clinic, prioritising our patients’ comfort and convenience without compromising on the effectiveness of treatments is paramount. Our sophisticated skin tag removal techniques are designed to minimise recovery time, enabling patients to promptly return to their gym routines and daily activities with no downtime required. Following the procedure, it’s normal for a scab to form over the treated area, which is a crucial part of the healing process. Allowing this scab to naturally detach is essential for achieving the best cosmetic results, avoiding picking or scratching to ensure minimal to no scarring and usually eliminating the need for stitches. Opting for professional care guarantees a safe and effective procedure, alongside expert aftercare advice and prevention tips to maintain optimal skin health. Trust our expertise for a careful and efficient skin tag removal, allowing you to confidently and comfortably resume your everyday life.

A skin tag, medically known as an acrochordon, is a small, benign, flesh-colored growth that typically appears on the skin’s surface in areas prone to friction, such as the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids, and under the breasts. These growths can vary in size from very small to as large as a grape and are characterised by their soft, pendulous nature, often hanging from the skin by a narrow stalk. While skin tags pose no health risk, many individuals seek removal for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort when they rub against clothing or jewelry. 


The removal process for skin tags can vary depending on their size and location but typically involves surgical methods that are both quick and minimally invasive. Small skin tags may be removed via cryotherapy (freezing), while larger ones might require surgical excision or electrocautery (burning) to ensure a clean and safe removal. Our private dermatology clinic offers these services with a focus on minimising discomfort and promoting quick healing, allowing individuals to return to their daily activities with little to no downtime. When choosing City Dermatology Clinic for skin tag removal, it’s important to remember that we prioritise patient care and employ skilled professionals familiar with the latest surgical techniques to achieve the best outcomes.

Symptoms of Skin Tags

  • Typically, skin tags are small, benign outgrowths that match your skin color or are slightly darker.

  • They feel soft and can be moved or wiggled back and forth.

  • Often attached to the skin by a narrow stalk (peduncle), giving them a characteristic dangling appearance.

  • Skin tags are usually painless and non-irritating under normal conditions.

  • They can vary in size from a pinpoint to as large as a grape.

  • Frequently found in areas of friction such as the neck, armpits, under the breasts, groin, and eyelids.


Causes of Skin Tags

The exact causes of skin tags remain somewhat elusive, but they are believed to be linked to several contributing factors. Friction is considered a primary factor, with skin tags often appearing in areas where skin rubs against itself or clothing, such as the neck, armpits, under the breasts, groin, and eyelids.

Acrochordon (Common Skin Tag)

Small, benign, soft, flesh-colored growths that often appear on a stalk. Commonly found in areas of skin friction such as the neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts. They vary in size from a few millimeters up to 5cm.


Papilloma of the Eyelid (Skin Tag on Eye Lid)

Also known as an eyelid skin tag or acrochordon, these are small, soft, flesh-colored growths found on the eyelids. They are identical in nature to skin tags found on other body parts, posing no harm but potentially affecting aesthetic appearance or comfort.


Fibroepithelial Polyp (Fleshy Growth)

Benign, flesh-colored growths that can be slightly larger than common skin tags. They have a stalk (pedunculated) and are soft to touch, often appearing in areas of skin fold such as the neck, armpits, and groin.


Filiform Wart 

While not a skin tag, filiform warts are thin, thread-like warts that commonly appear on the face, especially around the eyelids, lips, and neck. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and differ from skin tags in origin and treatment.


Pendulous Papilloma 

Larger, more elongated skin tags that hang from the skin surface by a thin stalk. They are soft, flesh-colored, and commonly appear in areas of high friction. They share the same benign nature as common acrochordons but are notable for their pendulous or dangling appearance.

Choosing professional skin tag removal at a clinic like City Dermatology Clinic is highly recommended over home remedies. Professional removal, conducted by experienced dermatologists or plastic surgeons, is safe, precise, and minimally invasive, ensuring complete removal with a low risk of scarring or infection. This is particularly crucial for tags in sensitive or visible areas, such as the face, where cosmetic outcomes are important. In contrast, home remedies and over-the-counter products pose risks of incomplete removal, infection, and potential damage to surrounding skin. Moreover, a professional evaluation is essential to confirm the growth is a benign skin tag and not a symptom of another condition.


Additionally, professional treatment offers the advantage of access to advanced removal techniques and post-treatment care advice tailored to your skin’s needs. Dermatologists can also provide guidance on preventing future skin tags and address any underlying skin conditions that may contribute to their development. Opting for professional treatment ensures that you are not only treating the current issue but also taking a step towards overall skin health and wellness, with support from experts who understand the nuances of skin care. This comprehensive approach is something home remedies cannot offer, highlighting the importance of seeking professional care for skin tag removal.

City Dermatology Clinic stands at the forefront of skin tag removal, offering personalised, professional care to each patient. Our clinics, ideally located in London’s prestigious Harley Street and the City of London, are easily accessible for those seeking expert care.


Expertise in Skin Tag Removal

At City Dermatology Clinic, we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin tag types, including common skin tags to eyelid skin tags, among others. Our team of experts uses state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs.


Same Day ‘See and Treat’ Service

Recognising the importance of swift and effective treatment, we provide a same-day ‘see and treat’ service, following an initial consultation. This service is crafted for utmost convenience, enabling patients to undergo diagnosis and treatment in a single visit.


Tailored Treatment Approaches

Acknowledging the uniqueness of each patient and their condition, we offer customised treatment options that range from minimally invasive techniques to surgical removal. Our aim is to select the most appropriate method for removal to prevent any future dissatisfaction, utilising scar minimisation strategies to ensure the best possible cosmetic results.

Our Team

Private Skin Tag Removal Doctors

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading private skin tag removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth skin tag removal experience.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading private skin tag removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth skin tag removal experience.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)


Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis



Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton



Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski




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Cost of Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag Removal Doctor consultation is £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are dependent upon the size and location and are subject to a consultation.

Skin Tag Removal Price

  • Skin Tags Removal £195
  • Skin Tags Removal - additional £50
  • Facial Skin Tag Removal £245

Contact us or request a callback for more accurate pricing for larger skin tags or if multiple skin tags require removal.

Skin Tag Removal Aftercare

A free follow-up following your Skin tag removal procedure just to check and make sure everything has healed up nicely. All dressings required will be provided and advice is given on when to change them.

If there’s something you’re not sure about following the Skin tag removal procedure, you can always come back to be seen by a doctor at no additional charge. Alternatively, if safe to do so your doctor can provide remote advice regarding the healing stage.

For biopsy results, you’ll be contacted by the team and the report will be sent to you as soon as we receive it. A GP letter is available should you request one.

Skin Tag Removal FAQs

What are skin tags?

Skin tags, medically known as acrochordons, are small, benign, soft skin growths that often appear on areas of the body where skin rubs against skin or clothing, such as the neck, armpits, and groin. They are composed of loose collagen fibers and blood vessels surrounded by skin. While skin tags are harmless and not contagious, many individuals choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or because they cause discomfort.

How prevalent are skin tags?

Skin tags are a common skin condition, affecting approximately 50-60% of adults by their mid-life. These benign growths typically start as small, flat, pinhead-sized bumps and can range in size from 2 mm to 1 cm, with some even reaching up to 5 cm. Their prevalence means that a significant number of individuals will consider skin tag removal options at some point, either for cosmetic reasons or comfort.

How long does a skin tag removal procedure take?

While we offer two types of skin tag removal at City Dermatology Clinic, both take around 30 minutes at maximum based on the amount and size of the skin tag. If your schedule allows, we can also remove it on the same day of your consultation.

How do I prepare for a skin tag removal procedure?

Preparation for skin tag removal is straightforward. We recommend keeping the area clean and avoiding the application of any creams or lotions on the day of the procedure. You should also inform your doctor of any medications you are taking or any skin conditions that might affect healing. If you have any concerns or questions, it’s best to discuss them with your doctor before the procedure.

Is the removal of a skin tag painful?

At City Dermatology Clinic, our experienced dermatologists and plastic surgeons prioritise your comfort during the skin tag removal process. By using local anaesthesia or liquid nitrogen, we ensure the procedure is both effective and minimally discomforting. With over a decade of experience, our team has perfected painless removal techniques, making the experience as smooth as possible for our patients.

How long does it take to heal from skin tag removal?

After the procedure, a small scab will form over the treated area. It is crucial not to pick at this scab to ensure optimal healing. Typically, the scab will naturally fall off within a week, revealing clear, cosmetically appealing skin underneath. City Dermatology Clinic also offers a complimentary follow-up consultation with our cosmetic doctors to ensure your skin has healed properly and to address any concerns.

What does skin look like after the removal of a skin tag?

Following the removal of a skin tag at our clinic, patients may notice a temporary dot or mark in the treated area. This is a normal part of the healing process and will gradually fade over time, leaving the skin smooth and clear. Our cosmetic doctors are committed to achieving the best possible aesthetic outcomes, ensuring any temporary markings are minimal and inconspicuous.

Can skin tags become cancerous?

Skin tags are non-cancerous (benign) and typically pose no medical threat. However, any changes in size, color, or shape should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out other skin conditions, including skin cancer. It’s essential to consult a medical professional if a skin tag becomes painful, itchy, or bleeds.

How soon can I return to my normal activities after removing a skin tag?

Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the skin tag removal procedure. The treatment area may be covered with a small bandage, and if there’s any mild discomfort, it can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. Follow any specific aftercare instructions provided by your doctor to ensure optimal healing.

What are the risks of leaving a skin tag untreated?

Skin tags do not usually require treatment as they are benign and harmless. However, they can become irritated by clothing, jewelry, or when shaving. If a skin tag is bothersome, removal is a simple and effective option. There are no significant health risks associated with leaving skin tags untreated.

Will I need multiple sessions to remove my skin tags?

In most cases, skin tags can be removed in a single session. The method of removal—whether it be snipping, freezing, or burning—usually ensures complete removal in one visit. However, if you have multiple skin tags or if a skin tag is particularly large, additional sessions may be necessary.

Do skin tags grow back after they've been removed?

Once a skin tag is removed, it does not grow back. However, new skin tags can form on other parts of the body. If you’re prone to skin tags, regular check-ups with your dermatologist can help manage and remove new growths before they become bothersome.

What are the costs associated with professional skin tag removal at City Dermatology Clinic?

At City Dermatology Clinic, the cost structure for skin tag removal is designed to be transparent and competitive:

  • Doctor Consultation: £100, ensuring a professional evaluation.
  • Skin Tag Removal: £195 for the removal procedure. An additional £50 applies if multiple skin tags are treated, totalling £245.
  • Facial Skin Tag Removal: Priced at £245, reflecting the need for specialized care in sensitive areas.

Comparatively, UK average costs at private clinics range from £150 to £350, depending on various factors. City Dermatology Clinic’s rates are within this range, offering value through expert care. The initial consultation fee guarantees a tailored treatment plan, emphasizing our commitment to safety, effectiveness, and optimal cosmetic outcomes.

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