Private Skin Tag Removal | Skin Tag Removal Surgery | Available in Birmingham, Cardiff, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton

Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that hang off the skin, giving them the name “tags”. They can look a bit like warts but vary in size and thickness, growing anywhere between a few millimetres and up to 5cm. They are the result of a build-up of loose collagen fibres and blood vessels, but it is unclear what causes them.

Skin tags are typically found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They are common and don’t often cause pain. In our experience our patients usually choose to have them removed if they become unsightly or if they are catching on clothing or jewellery.

Most NHS services now see skin tag removal as a “procedure of limited clinical value” and purely cosmetic, and as such, you are rarely able to get the procedure through the NHS. Summerfield Healthcare do not require NHS GP referral.

If you would like your skin tag removed and would like to be seen quickly, enquire with us today and we can provide you with a cost of removal.

How will your skin tag be removed?

Although there are products on the market for DIY skin tag removal, you should be very cautious of these and always consult a doctor. Skin tags usually need to be removed by cauterising, freezing, or with minor surgery – none of these procedures should be undertaken at home or by anyone without formal medical training.

During your consultation, our clinician will discuss with you how your skin tag will be removed. The decision will be made based on the nature and location of the skin tag so that we can offer you the fastest and easiest procedure with the best results.

Cauterisation is the most effective and common removal method for removing skin tags. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the cells of the skin tag, blocking blood flow, and causing the tag to naturally fall away. 

In some cases, minor surgery may have to be undertaken, where the skin tag is cut off, and the area stitched closed. This will be done under local anaesthetic and is a straightforward procedure.

What if you have more than one skin tag?

Our clinicians can remove multiple skin tags in one appointment so you often won’t need to book on multiple occasions. If we do however find that you need longer than the booked appointment time, we will also assist you in booking a further appointment at a time convenient to you.

During your initial consultation, your consultant will look at any affected area and speak to you about the possible treatment options. The cost of multiple removals will be confirmed to you before your procedure starts, and there are no hidden costs.

You can choose to have certain skin tags removed and to leave others and our clinicians are happy to help you in deciding what is best for you.

Please note we are unable to operate on the genitals and breasts. We do not operate on children.

Can I book today?

It’s easy to book your private skin tag removal with our plastic surgeon led team, choose to fill in the contact form, email your enquiry [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010

Our clinics that offer private skin tag removal have excellent facilities and expert staff to take care of you, so you can book the most convenient time and place to suit your needs.

Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt and private manner.

What is
the cost?

Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:

Photo Triage

An initial triage based on the photos you send us. This will determine the most suitable clinician and provide a guide price for removal.

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Consultation

A consultation is required prior to removal, to ensure the lesion(s) is as described during the triage process and is suitable for removal on the day. Consultation and removal can take place on the same day if both clinician and patient are happy to proceed.

From
£129.00

Skin Tag Removal Procedure

The removal price is based on the presentation of the lesion, and the location on the body. Please note there is an additional cost for skin tags located on the neck or higher, this will be discussed with you prior to booking.

From
£99.00

Contact Form (Skin Tag Removal)

  • To help us speed up your triage, please upload two clear images of your skin tag(s) for our consultant to review, one close up and one from distance. (Please email [email protected] with images if you are unable to upload them).
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    Our locations

    Our private medical centres are conveniently located and meet the needs of families in a wide surrounding area.

    Birmingham

    33 Newton Road
    Great Barr
    Birmingham B43 6AA

    Shrewsbury

    Building 1, Charlesworth Ct.
    Hotspur Park, Battlefield,
    Shrewsbury SY1 3AB

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    Wolverhampton

    8 Tettenhall Road,
    Wolverhampton
    WV1 4SA

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    Cardiff

    7 Ashtree Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park
    Cardiff CF23 8RW

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