Bothered by skin tags? We can remove them

Skin tags are those annoying little overgrowths of what is essentially normal skin, which catch on your clothes, your nails, your glasses and your underwear. And if they are on your face and around your eyes, they just look unsightly. They are completely benign. They are not an infection and they cannot be spread to other people.

Skin tags often develop in your armpits, where they can be very awkward when you are trying to shave. You worry that you will catch them when you put deodorant on, and you don’t like the appearance of them because they remind you of your granny or grandpa, who also had them.

Often they are multiple, and this very morning I saw a lady with about eight skin tags of different sizes and pigmentation around her eyelids, some of which were catching on her glasses. She will have all of the skin tags removed on the same day, which involves only minor surgical techniques.

If you are troubled by these growths on your face, your body or in your armpits, there is a way out now. You can see our dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley, to have your annoying little skin tags removed.

She will check whether they are indeed skin tags and will then effectively and painlessly remove them, either with a little cryotherapy or with curettage.

Often people will have several skin tags, and she will explain to you the process involved in treating them; she can usually remove all of them.

If the skin tags are very close to the eyes – on the eyelids, for example – it will most likely be myself, Jane Olver, the oculoplastic surgeon, who will remove them.

Please note that we do not remove genital skin tags at Clinica London; in other words,  we do not deal with anal skin tags because they are looked after by a different group of dermatologists who specialise in the perineum.

Dr Jennifer Crawley specialises in skin tags on the face, the neck, the armpits, the chest, underneath the breasts and in the flexures of the hip. Miss Jane Olver removes growths around the eyelids.

Removal of skin tags is regarded as an outpatient procedure, after which there will be minimal downtime for the patient and very rapid recovery.

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Jennifer Crawley-Resident expert-Clinica London

Dr Jennifer M. Crawley, MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP (Derm)

Consultant Dermatologist

Resident expert – Jennifer Crawley

I am a Consultant Dermatologist at Clinica London. I am an expert in both adult and paediatric dermatology and have particular interests in research, teaching and leading audit projects. I love clinical dermatology and I do many mole checks and treat keloid scars, acne. I do cryotherapy and surgical removal of skin tumours, skintags and seborrhoic keratoses.

I gained a MBChB qualification from the University of Bristol in 2002, after gaining BSc.Hons Cellular & Molecular Pathology in 1999. While working at St. John’s, I was fully integrated in a wide range of research trials.

I am a Consultant in the NHS at the prestigious University College Hospital, where I am involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. I also a course lecturer on an esteemed MRCP PACES course three times per year in central London.

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Jane Olver BSc, MBBS, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Eyelid & Lacrimal Specialist

Resident expert – Jane Olver

I am trained as an eye surgeon, and work both as a medical general ophthalmologist and oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tearduct) surgeon, and also do cosmetic rejuvenation and eyelid surgery.

In 2010, I founded Clinica London with the aim of providing a rapid access, high quality, Private Eye and Skin Clinic with several Consultant Specialists. Since 2014, I worked full time at Clinica London as both a Specialist Ophthalmologist and Medical Director.

I see many patients with general eye problems, dry eyes, eyelid and watering eye problems.

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