Parenting Blog ‘Not So Smug Now’
A number of skin tags were removed in under 20 minutes. Review on parenting blog ‘Not So Smug Now’ of skin tag removal with Dr Ross Perry, after the blog author experienced multiple skin tags during and after pregnancy.
The skin tags were inconvenient and the appearance bothered her too, so she sought skin tag removal treatment at Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery & Laser Clinics in London.
Skin Tag Removal Procedure
Under 20 Minutes
The writer explains her experience of the process:
“Dr Ross Perry started off with a thorough consultation regarding my skin issues and habits.
“After assessing my skin tags, he injected the bigger ones with a local anaesthetic. I’ll be honest, I’ve got the pain threshold of a gerbil and I hate needles so I really had to hitch up my big girl pants but it was over quickly. The smaller skin tags he did without an anaesthetic on the basis that the injection would hurt more than the removal of a small tag itself.
“Once I was suitably numb, he set to work with nothing more than a pair of scissors and a laser. Most of them he simply cut off, other more stubborn moles he lasered (insert slight smell of burning flesh here) but within twenty minutes, he was done.
“He couldn’t take them all off – we would have been there all day – but he removed almost all the very visible ones and those that get caught on jewellery or clothes.”
Skin Tag Treatment
Skin tags can be removed very quickly and simply using freezing (liquid nitrogen). This must be done by a doctor, dermatologist or surgeon in a suitable clinic or hospital environment. More stubborn skin tags can be treated using laser or minor surgery. Professional skin tag removal is available at Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of locations conveniently based in London and Bristol. All procedures are carried out by highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons.
The Importance of Mole Monitoring
During the consultation and skin tag removal treatment, Dr Ross Perry also noticed the writer’s moles.
“While I was there for my skin tags, he was far more interested in my moles. I’ve had a lot of sun exposure over the years – especially as a child. Our parents weren’t as ‘sun safe’ as we’ve been brought up to be and you can see that in my skin. I have over 50 moles on my body and I’ve lived overseas in hot areas.
“I’ve had blistering sunburn as a child (a high risk factor in contracting melanomas later on), I used to use sunbeds and I’ve previously had a dysplastic (pre-cancerous) mole removed.
“All in all, I’m a melanoma waiting to happen and for that reason, I need to self-check my moles every 2-3 months and keep an eye on them.”
Dr Ross Perry carried out a full body mole check, as she explains:
“After a thorough examination of every mole on my body with a special microscope called a dermatoscope he found there was one that required close monitoring. Dr. Perry took a picture of it and sent it to me, suggesting that I take another picture in 2 months and compare the two. Any changes in colour, shape and size, and I should get myself to the GP. While it’s hard to know whether this mole was new (there are so many!), it was clearly darker than the rest – a clear warning sign.
“So, what’s the message? Sure, go and get your skin tags removed. If the NHS in your area will do it, great. If not I can’t recommend Cosmedics Skin Clinic and Dr. Ross Perry highly enough. But much more importantly than that, get your moles checked too.”
Cosmedics Skin Clinics recommend regular self-checks for moles in order to spot any suspicious signs early. Dr Ross Perry calls it the ‘ugly duckling’ syndrome – a skin lesion or blemish that looks wrong or different from the others. If in doubt, seek an appointment to get it checked.
Most moles turn out to be cosmetic, but those that are not will benefit most from the earliest possible treatment.
Skin Surgery During Pregnancy
Skin tag removal and mole removal should not be done while pregnant, but can be completed after childbirth
Skin Surgery Laser Clinics
Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinic offer private mole removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was founded in 2003 by Dr Ross Perry, a qualified and experienced London GP who has an excellent reputation in skin treatments and has removed thousands of lesions/blemishes in his career.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.