Skin Tags, Milia, Warts and Moles
Moles, warts and skin tags are a common skin complaint. In fact, the average adult has between 10 and 40 moles on their body.
So what causes moles? Most moles (also known as birth marks or beauty spots) are simply caused by a harmless overgrowth of the pigment cells. Moles often become more apparent after exposure to the sun, or during pregnancy or the teenage years due to hormonal changes.
Skin tags are growths connected to the skin by a stalk called a peduncle. They can vary in size from a few millimetres up to 5cms wide and are most commonly found on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin and under the breasts. Skin tags are not contagious and generally don’t cause discomfort.
Warts are hard growths on the skin that most people will experience at some point. While warts are generally harmless, they can be itchy, uncomfortable and embarrassing. They are caused by a virus and can spread to other people if left untreated.
Milia are small, white or yellow cysts that appear in clusters just under the surface of the skin. These pearly bumps are most commonly found on the face, with the lips, eyelids, nose and cheeks becoming hotspots, although some people also develop milia on their body.
So what causes milia? The reasons why adults develop milia can range from aging and sun damage, to burns, blistering and the long-term use of steroid creams. . It occurs when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells. For most, milia won’t be itchy or painful, although some may experience a level of discomfort.
If you’re looking for an effective way to treat skin tags, milia, warts and moles, then our SkinSpaceUK clinics are on hand with a range of solutions, tailored to meet your individual needs.
Scalpel Sculpting for Moles, Milia, Warts and Skin Tags is a popular and simple procedure where a scalpel delicately shaves the mole, wart or skin tag off.
Diathermy for Moles, Milia, Warts and Skin Tags uses radio waves to remove or visibly reduce the appearance of small skin blemishes without the need for injections, incisions, down time or surgery.
If moles, milia, warts and skin tags are a concern, our SkinSpaceUK practitioners are here to help you create a bespoke plan for smoother, clearer looking skin.