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    Say goodbye to skin tags this summer

    Say goodbye to skin tags this summer

    Posted on June 25th, 2022

    Jetting off in search of the summer sun has been high on many people’s wish lists for two years. And now that restrictions have eased, many of you are planning the ultimate beach holiday to make up for lost time. For some, this means donning your swimwear for the first time since those pre-pandemic days. But if the thought of this is a little daunting because skin tags are affecting your body confidence, make an appointment at YourGP where we can remove with them safely and quickly right here in the practice. That way, nothing can hold you back from enjoying your long-overdue holiday.

    What is a skin tag?
    Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths that commonly appear on the neck, armpits, around the groin or under the breasts. They are completely harmless and don’t cause any pain or discomfort, nor are they contagious. They are quite common amongst pregnant women and can appear as the result of hormone changes.

    Can skin tags be removed?
    Whilst skin tags are harmless, some people choose to have them removed for a variety of reasons. A larger skin tag, for example, might catch on clothing or the individual might be self-conscious about how it looks. The good news is that skin tags can be removed safely and quickly right here at YourGP.

    How it works
    Skin tags can be removed effectively through a process known as cryotherapy. This involves freezing the area which kills the cells within the skin tag, blocking the blood supply and causing it to eventually drop off. The whole process is over within just a few minutes, although it is worth noting that larger skin tags may require more than one treatment session.

    The doctor will see you now
    Call 0131 225 5656 or email our reception team at reception@your.gp to book an appointment at a time that suits you. We’re open six days a week and we often have short-notice appointments available.

    At your initial appointment, one of our highly qualified GPs will carry out an in-depth consultation to discuss and assess the skin tag. Here, they will inform you if the skin tag can be removed in the practice or if they feel it would be more appropriate to refer you to a specialist dermatologist for further investigation.

    Should the GP decide it is safe to proceed with the removal, an appointment will be made at the practice.

    Got any questions?
    Here at YourGP, we offer longer appointment times so you can ask as many questions as you wish. As with any procedure, we aim to ensure you are fully informed and as feel comfortable and relaxed as possible.

     

    Dr Myskow takes time to listen and fit the jigsaw pieces together. Rarely have I met any Dr with such a gentle but confident manner that listens before acting like Dr Myskow

    Gavin – Newcastle – Lyndsey

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 | hcis.clinicregulation@nhs.net