Skin Tags, Moles & Milia
At Harley Street our expert practitioners can help treat skin tags with our safe and quick Advanced Electrolysis treatments. This means that if you drop into our clinic on your lunch break (after a consultation, of course), you can be rid of your skin tags by the time you get back to work!
What are skin tags?
Skin tags are very common, harmless, and can vary in colour and size, ranging from a few millimetres up to 5cm (about 2 inches) wide. They are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. They can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks.
Why do I get skin tags?
Skin tags are, in a nutshell, loose skin that is attached to the body. They are caused by friction to the skin which can be from clothing, accessories or even from rubbing the skin. Men are often victim to skin tags as they are open to more friction on the skin from high collars and shirts. It’s not just clothing and necklaces which can cause skin tags though, as sometimes individuals who are overweight find that their skin can rub against itself, causing loose skin bumps.
What causes Milia?
Medical professionals haven’t been able to confirm a specific cause of milia in adults. Unlike some skin conditions, they don’t seem to be related to diet, lifestyle or health issues. However, milia can be caused by oily make-up removal products and make-up removal wipes (not so convenient now). These oily products create a sandwich of oil beneath and on top of the skin. Men can sometimes worsen their milia by using heavy, high-street products, such as oily moisturisers after shaving.
Tips for dealing with milia
- We highly recommend using exfoliating products in your skin regime
- Avoid cleansing wipes
- Ensure face cloths, and other items that come into contact with your face such as towels and pillowcases, as well as make-up brushes, are cleaned regularly
- Seek professional advice for removal.
Book an appointment or free consultation with us today to discuss your individual needs
56 Crowstone Road, Westcliff, Essex SS0 8BD