Removal of Skin Tags, Mole & Warts
Skin Tags, Mole & Warts can be upsetting, but you do not need to live with them if they cause you any distress.
At Mansfield Electrolysis & Laser Clinic we are experts in using appropriate treatments including electrolysis to remove these unsightly skin blemishes permanently.
Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are very common and harmless. Skin tags are usually a few millimetres in size, although can be as big as 5cm. They are usually found on the neck, in the armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons.
Moles are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some have hair growing from them. Moles are usually circular or oval with a smooth edge.
Most moles are completely harmless. However, they may be unsightly and affect your confidence. Moles can also be a nuisance, for example if they regularly catch on your clothing. If you are in any doubt about whether your mole is of the harmless, non-cancerous type, you should consult your G.P.
Warts are small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. Warts vary in appearance depending on where they are on the body and how thick the skin is. They can develop in isolation or in clusters and are non-cancerous. Some warts are more likely to affect particular areas of the body. For example, verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet. Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults. Read more about the symptoms of warts. What causes warts? Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). The extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.