What are the potential risks and side effects of skin tag removal, and how can they be minimised?

Skin tags are common, harmless growths that can be removed for cosmetic or comfort reasons. While skin tag removal is generally safe and straightforward, there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the possible risks associated with skin tag removal and how they can be minimised with the help of an expert dermatologist at Revitalise London Dermatology Clinic.

Possible Risks and Side Effects

Some of the potential risks and side effects of skin tag removal include:

Bleeding: Depending on the size and location of the skin tag, there may be some bleeding during the removal process.

Infection: Any time the skin is broken, there is a risk of infection. Proper aftercare is essential to minimise this risk.

Scarring: While most skin tag removal methods result in minimal scarring, some methods may cause more visible scarring.

Pain: While the procedure is generally painless, there may be some discomfort or tenderness during the healing process.

Minimizing Risks and Side Effects

Fortunately, the risks and side effects of skin tag removal can be minimized with the help of an experienced dermatologist. At Revitalise London Dermatology Clinic, our dermatologists use safe and effective methods to remove skin tags while minimizing the risk of complications. Some of the ways we minimize risks and side effects include:

Proper assessment and diagnosis: Before any treatment is administered, our dermatologists will assess and diagnose the skin tag to ensure that the best course of treatment is chosen for the specific case.

Sterile environment: Our dermatologists ensure that the removal procedure is performed in a sterile environment to minimize the risk of infection.

Skilled technique: Our dermatologists use skilled and precise techniques to minimize bleeding and scarring during the removal process.

Comprehensive aftercare: Our dermatologists provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of infection or other complications.


While skin tag removal is generally safe and straightforward, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks and side effects. By choosing an experienced dermatologist at Revitalise London Dermatology Clinic, you can minimize these risks and achieve safe and effective skin tag removal with minimal discomfort and scarring. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists.