15 minutes to an hour
Skin Tags vs. Moles
Skin tags and moles are both common skin growths, but they have distinct characteristics and differences.
- Skin tags are small, soft, and typically flesh-coloured growths that protrude from the skin.
- They often appear in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing, such as the neck and underarms.
- Skin tags are non-cancerous and are usually painless, although they may occasionally become irritated or inflamed.
- They are typically not present at birth but develop over time.
- Moles are pigmented growths that can vary in colour, size, and shape. They are usually brown or black
- Moles can appear anywhere on the body and are usually round or oval in shape.
- Some moles are present at birth, while others develop later in life because of sun exposure and genetics.
- While most moles are benign (non-cancerous), you should check your moles for changes in size, shape, colour, or hair growing out of it as certain changes can indicate skin cancer (melanoma).
Why You Need This Procedure & How We Can Help
- Quick and effective painless treatment with a short recovery time
- Removal using exceptional electrolysis and surgical methods
- Suitable for all skin types – both men and women
- Free bespoke skincare consultation from skilled aestheticians
Skin tags and moles on the face and body are extremely commonplace. The majority of moles are benign (i.e. medically harmless and non-cancerous) and cause no lasting harm.
However, some may become a problem when they are itchy, large or raised. Over time, irritation occurs with moles and skin tags as they rub or catch onto clothing or change shape, size, and colour.
Moles can also impact your everyday grooming tasks, like shaving or applying make-up, gradually making it difficult over time.
If you’re thinking of having your skin tags or moles removed for aesthetic or practical reasons, then our bespoke treatment could be the answer. Pave your way to smooth and radiant skin.
At our London clinic, skin tag and mole removals are very simple procedures.
The area around the unwanted skin tag or mole is thoroughly cleansed and made clinically sterile before a local anaesthetic injection is administered around the mole (this is for numbing the area).
When the area becomes completely numb, the surgeon gently removes the mole or skin tag using the appropriate surgical or electro-cautery instrument depending on their size. We will apply a sterile dressing before you are ready to leave the clinic.
With every procedure, we make sure to minimise any scarring that occurs from the removal. Wimpole Aesthetics are specialists in skin and mole analysis and in the removal of moles and skin tags. We take everything into consideration when delivering your treatment, including any health and medical concerns.
What happens after?
Discomfort after the procedure is rare because the skin has a natural ability to heal rapidly. You may experience some initial redness, swelling, and a small scar, but these are common side effects that should not raise any alarm.
If necessary, you will receive post-procedure medication and have a scheduled follow-up appointment for further care.
How long do the results last?
The results are permanent. When we completely remove a mole, it is typically not expected to grow back in the same location. However, some mole cells may remain behind or new mole cells may develop in the same area, resulting in a small chance of recurrence.
How Much Does The Procedure Cost?
The price depends on the procedure’s complexity and what is needed. If you want a skin tag treatment or mole removal, we’re here to help. Book a consultation to talk about it, and we’ll help you get smoother, more radiant skin.
- Mole Removal: From £250
- Skin Tag Removal: From £100
- Wart Removal: From £100
- Mole Analysis (Up to 5): £150
2. At The Clinic
The consultation is an essential part of your skin tag or mole removal journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all your questions.
3. Your Treatment
Skin tag and mole removals at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our experienced medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his skilled team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. Post Treatment
Following your treatment, our care and support continue after you leave the clinic. Our clinic provides comprehensive aftercare advice and welcomes patients to get in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.
Why Choose Wimpole Aesthetics
Wimpole Aesthetics has a proficient team of cosmetic physicians and dedicated support staff who are wholeheartedly devoted to guaranteeing your utmost satisfaction during your time with us.
Operating under the leadership of Dr. Joshua Berkowitz, our seasoned team offers an extensive range of expert treatments, with an unwavering focus on prioritising a patient-centric approach
In his role as the Founder and Medical Director of our clinic, Dr. Joshua Berkowitz adopts a hands-on approach by directly overseeing the training of our nursing support staff and aestheticians.
Dr. Natalie Hammer, an Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner from the United States, is a registered doctor with 14 years of experience, including 8 years in aesthetics.
How long does skin tag or mole removal take?
The time needed for mole (or moles) or skin tag removal is dependent upon their size and position on your body. Mole removal treatment can usually be done within an hour. If there are any concerns about the character of the mole or lesion, it will be sent to the laboratory for a histological examination which will generate a separate lab fee.
Does mole or skin tag removal hurt?
There is seldom any pain during and after the procedure due to the skin’s natural ability to heal quickly. Some initial redness or swelling may occur at first, alongside a small scar that will gradually fade. These are all ordinary side effects and shouldn’t be cause for concern.
You will be given any post-procedure medication if needed along with an arranged follow-up visit.
How much do skin tag and mole removals cost?
Cost is dependent upon the nature and complexity of the procedure, as well as the time and materials needed to perform the procedure. If you are interested in skin tag or mole removal, we look forward to being of assistance to you.
Book a free complimentary consultation today to discuss your skin tag and mole removal and we’ll help you pave the way to smooth and radiant skin.