Removal of Skin Tags & Lesions

IQ Skin and Laser in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire specialise in the removal of skin tags & lesions.

Skin tags

How to get rid of a skin tag? Those unseemly fleshy ‘bits’ growing around the neck, underarms and other body areas can be removed easily and quickly using a heat treatment called Diathermy. The treatment is very well tolerated and successful, leaving your skin completely smooth.

Skin Lesion Removal Treatment

Safe and effective removal of skin tags, warts, keratosis and other benign raised or textured skin blemishes. 

The blemishes (lesions) are quickly removed using a cautery method with diathermy (heat), sometimes referred to as electrolysis or electrocautery. There is almost zero downtime, and the skin recovers in just a few days, with a very high success of treatment outcome.

Benefit of the treatment

Raised skin tags and blemishes can become very annoying, especially when they are catching on things such as collars, bra straps or necklaces or getting nipped when shaving. 

Also, you may find them unsightly and will be pleased to restore your skin to be blemish free as it once was.

Most people will experience skin tags and skin blemishes at some point, especially as we get older. Luckily, they are usually harmless (benign) and are very easy to successfully treat. 

How the treatment works

The skin tags and skin lesions are removed using the traditional high frequency diathermy technique, via a sterile disposable probe.

Skin tag Removal Treatment
Woman stroking her skin on neck

Diathermy, or electrocautery, was pioneered in 1907 by German physician Karl Franz Nagelschmidt, and has been used extensively in the medical and aesthetic field worldwide ever since. 

Diathermy is simply a device that produces heat to cauterise the lesion. Cutting off the blood supply.

Some types of diathermy machine used to deliver this treatment method include: Veinwave, Sterex, Hyfrecator and Carlton.

Types of skin blemishes that can be treated with electrocautery, electrolysis, or diathermy include: 

  • Skin Tags (Fibro epithelial Polyps)
  • Broken capillaries / Thread veins
  • Spider Naevi
  • Milia or White Spots
  • Blood Spots or Cherry Angiomas
  • Warts
  • Seborrhoeic Keratosis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Syringoma

Examples of Conditions Treated

The photos below are examples of conditions treated using this treatment.

Before & After Treatment

Skin lesion treatment Buckinghamshire

How to find out more details

For more detailed information, you can ask a question by sending us an email or book in for a consultation where everything can be explained to you.