Skin Tag Removal Portsmouth

Don’t let pesky skin tags affect your self-confidence or comfort. Visit my clinic near Fareham, Portsmouth, to find the expert solution you need. Make an appointment for your consultation today.

How can I help with Skin Tag Removal in Portsmouth?

Skin tags can often lead to irritation, discomfort and affect your self-image. At my clinic, we’re dedicated to resolving these issues and helping you regain your confidence swiftly.

The skin tag removal process is a simple procedure with minimal scarring and a speedy recovery. I can perform your skin tag removal during your initial consultation visit.

With many years of service as a consultant surgeon in both private practice and the NHS, I’ve successfully removed countless skin tags alongside other procedures. At Solent Vascular Care, your health and well-being are always our top priorities.

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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 your treatment, then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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Skin Tag Removal in Portsmouth

Skin tags are small, soft growths that hang off the skin and can occur anywhere on the body. They are typically caused by skin rubbing against the skin or against clothing. Although benign, these small growths can cause discomfort or become an aesthetic concern.

The removal of skin tags is a safe procedure. To ensure your peace of mind, all the skin tags we remove are sent to a specialist pathologist for additional verification. Your well-being is our paramount concern.

What does the treatment for Skin Tag Removal involve?

Skin tag removal begins with a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the skin tag. Using precise techniques under magnification, the skin tag is then quickly and accurately removed.

The small wound created is carefully sealed using micro-absorbable stitches. These stitches naturally dissolve over time, eliminating the need for a follow-up visit to remove them. Please note that peri-anal skin tags are generally not stitched.

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Recovery from Skin Tag Removal

Skin tag removal recovery is typically rapid, depending on the location of the wound. You can expect minimal discomfort and minor bruising following the surgery. However, normal activities can often be resumed quickly. The dissolvable stitches used during the process take about 2–3 weeks to fully dissolve.

What you can expect from Skin Tag Removal

The skin tag removal process, taking around 30 minutes, can vary depending on the tag type and its location. The procedure starts with local anaesthesia, followed by careful removal, and concludes with the placement of dissolving stitches. This smooth, straightforward process prioritises your well-being and minimises any disruption to your daily routine, leaving you with excellent results.

Solent Vascular Care at The Horndean Clinic

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 Skin Tag Removal Portsmouth

The skin tag removal procedure begins with the administration of a local anaesthetic to numb the area. The skin tag is then removed accurately under magnification. The small wound that results is sealed with micro-absorbable stitches that dissolve over time. The procedure is quick, typically taking around 30 minutes, and recovery is usually swift.

After the skin tag removal surgery, you can expect some minor discomfort and possibly some slight bruising, depending on the location of the removed skin tag. Normal activities can usually be resumed quickly. The dissolvable stitches used during the process take about 2–3 weeks to fully dissolve, speeding up the recovery process.

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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.