Private Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags can be annoying but fortunately, they do not pose a health risk and are all easily removed under local anaesthetic. I offer private skin tag removal to rid you of your skin tag(s) quickly and painlessly.

How can I help with Private Skin Tag Removal?

If you have a large skin tag or one on a troublesome location, such as the eyelid it may well be worth getting it removed.

I will rid you of your skin tag during quick, local anaesthetic surgery and close your wound with tiny absorbable stitches placed under magnification (exception is peri-anal skin tags which are usually not stitched). As a rule, tags are sent to the lab for checking to reassure you that there is no need for concern.

It’s easy to access our clinic in Waterlooville from Portsmouth, Fareham, Chichester, Southampton, Winchester, and the rest of the Solent area.

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Simon Payne
MD, MB ChB, FRCS (England),
FRCS (Gen Surg)

Testimonials from my patients

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Simon’s qualifications & memberships


FRCS (Eng)

FRCS (Gen Surg)


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Find out how I can help

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help with Private Skin Tag Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Private Skin Tag Removal?

Skin tag removal generally entails using a variety of techniques to remove the growth. If you have a tiny skin tag, seeing an aesthetic surgeon is recommended. I specialize in removing larger tags under local anaesthesia. The process of removing a skin tag is straightforward. The first step is to numb the surrounding region with a local anaesthetic.

What does the treatment for Private Skin Tag Removal involve?

During quick, local anaesthetic surgery, I will remove your skin tag and close your wound with small absorbable stitches placed under magnification (excepting peri-anal skin tags, which are generally not stitched). All of the skin tags that I remove are sent to the laboratory for verification to allay any concerns.

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Recovery from Private Skin Tag Removal

This depends on where the wound is but overall, healing is rapid and stitches are soluble (not needing removal).

After surgery, you can expect some discomfort and some minimal bruising. Usually, normal activities can be resumed quickly, depending on where the tag was located.

What you can expect from Private Skin Tag Removal

The surgery usually takes about 30 minutes, depending on the nature of the tag and its location. Healing is rapid from skin stage removal and you can expect excellent results.

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Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. We’re easily accessible from Fareham, Whiteley, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton. It’s wheelchair friendly, and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Private Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small, fleshy growths that hang off the skin. They are usually around 1-2 cm in size but can be larger. They don’t pose a risk to your health but can be irritating and unsightly.

The cost of skin tag removal can vary depending on the clinic and the method used. I charge £375 – 400 for one tag and additional tags treated at the same appointment £100-120

Skin tag removal is the process of removing a skin tag using a number of different methods. If you have a small skin tag, it’s best to see an aesthetic surgeon.

I specialise in the removal of larger tags under local anaesthetic.

The process of removing a skin tag is fairly simple. First, the area around the skin tag is numbed using a local anaesthetic. Next, the skin tag is cut off using a sharp instrument such as a scalpel.

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If you’d like to talk through any of the treatments on offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Extremely impressed and would highly recommend Simon

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

I recently had two cysts on my head removed by Simon and his lovely nurse Becky. They made me feel at ease and the quality and care was very professional. Simon explained everything in detail, was extremely focused and Becky was just the tonic to settle any nerves.

There was very little discomfort, the aftercare was explained in detail and I’m happy to say, after 6 weeks the results are amazing.

I would highly recommend Simon and his team without hesitation.

Amanda Jalley

Very professional

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 26, 2024

I had a cyst and a large lipona removed from my back a few weeks ago. Mr Payne is highly professional and I cannot recommend him enough. Very prompt response to my requests for information. The whole experience was brilliant and absolutely no hassle. Thank you

Val Long

Removal of two large anal skin tags.

Rated 4.0 out of 5
March 11, 2024

I would like to express my thanks to Simon Payne for the removal of the two large anal skin tags that were a terrible nuisance.

The procedure was painless due to the application of the numbing gel and subsequent injections and was completed quite quickly.

I had expected a lengthy healing process but was very surprised that after two to three weeks with little pain and no bleeding the problem had been successfully resolved.

I would certainly recommend consulting at his surgery and it was also far less expensive than other private clinics. Ten out of ten!

Susan Sparshatt

Highly recommended!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2024

Simon removed four cysts from my head. He was very kind, attentive and a good listener during consultation. He explained everything clearly and I felt happy and confident to go ahead with the procedure. The removal took just 45 minutes and I am delighted with the results. In 6 weeks everything was healed and stitches gone, and no after care was needed. Thank you Simon.

Abigail Elson

Mole removal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 1, 2024

Dr Simon Payne was very professional and friendly, he made me feel at ease, Becky, his assistant was awesome. I’m very happy with how the procedure went. Overall, the results are great and definitely given me a confidence boost. Thank you to both Simon and Becky