what to expect
This treatment protocol is the same for mole removal, skin tag removal and wart removal.
Before skin tag removal treatment
Our doctor will assess each area of concern and advise you whether further investigation (histology) is required. If so, the necessary arrangements will be made and occasionally patients are then referred in order to confirm that there are no contraindications. We also advise patients to consult their GPs in Hillingdon for advice prior to making a booking.
During skin tag removal treatment
The doctor will first mark any lesion(s) to be removed and local anaesthesia will be given at each site. Then the laser is used to cauterise each lesion. The entire procedure is quick and comfortable.
After skin tag removal treatment
As there is no downtime, you may leave the clinic when you are ready. The treated area will be ‘scabby’ and much darker than the surrounding skin. This initial scab falls off within 5-7 days, after which a second scab will form and fall off within the next 14 days. After the healing period, the appearance of the treated area will have improved and a very light mark, if any, may be left behind.
In most mole removal, skin tag removal and wart removal no stitches are needed and chances of any scarring are negligible.