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Skin Lumps (Warts, Moles, Skin Tags)

Skin lumps and bumps are skin abnormalities that occur on the surface of their skin or inside the skin layers. 

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What are Skin Lumps (Warts, Moles, Skin Tags)?

Skin lumps and bumps are skin abnormalities that occur on the surface of their skin or inside the skin layers. These may be classified as skin tags, skin warts or skin moles and can be easily removed by one of our dermatologists.

Skin lumps are primarily benign blemishes that are removed for aesthetic reasons. That said, occasionally these lumps and bumps can prove to be a sign of something more dangerous on deeper investigation, and worthy of deeper professional attention.

As such, we always recommend that you do not wait for a skin lump or bump simply to go away, and instead seek professional medical attention. Although skin cancers and melanomas are just one group of skin lump and bumps, they can be extremely dangerous if allowed to develop unchecked. Where the health of your skin is concerned, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Whatever the status of your skin lumps and bumps, our expert dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic can assess your condition and recommend the best type of treatment to suit your requirements at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility in Chelsea.

Medically Reviewed November 2023, by Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396) - founder of the Cadogan Clinic and one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

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Why do people have it?

Why do people have it & Who is suittable

The benefits of treatment for skin lumps and bumps include:

  • Quick, effective treatment
  • Blemish – free, painless skin
  • Minimal or no scarring
  • Clothes, jewellery no longer snag or aggravate
  • Improved self confidence and self-esteem 

What are main types of Skin Lumps and Bumps?

Skin lumps and bumps occur all over the body and can be classified as follows:

  • Moles
  • Skin Tags
  • Warts
  • Ganglions
  • Lipomas
  • Cysts
  • Skin Cancers and Melanomas 

The cost of Treatment

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We treat thousands of skin lumps and bumps cases each year

Our team of 9 highly experienced specialist dermatologists have been handpicked to form one of the best independent dermatology units in the country

Our purpose build dermatology clinic is conveniently located off Sloane Square  


What are the options?

Skin lumps and bumps are treated by two main techniques.

Painless surgical removal under local anaesthetic. The skin lump or skin tag is carefully cut away using a scalpel and completely removed, leaving only a small white or pink scar in its place.

Locally applied freezing therapy that employs liquid nitrogen gas to freeze the target area. The cold temperature kills the cells within the skin tag, blocking the blood supply to the area and causing it to naturally fall off. Ongoing treatment may be required if the skin tag doesn’t fall off; frequently used for wart and verruca removal.


Skin Lumps (Warts, Moles, Skin Tags) Surgeons

We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.


What to expect

You will meet with one of our highly trained dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea for an in-person assessment of your skin.

Your consultant will discuss the following with you at this consultation:

  • The best options for treatment for you given your skin lumps and bumps condition, and the results that you would likely achieve with each treatment
  • An explanation of the treatment or treatment plan
  • Go through your past medical history
  • Answer any questions you may have

3 Easy Steps

  • Visit the Clinic on Sloane Street, Chelsea for your in-person consultation with one of our dermatologists
  • Start your treatment plan
  • Return to the Clinic to see your dermatologist - if required - to monitor the progress of treatment 

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Founded in 2004 by world renown dermatologist Dr Susan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Skin tags are small growths that hang off your skin. They're common and harmless, but can be removed if they're bothering you, purely for cosmetic reasons.

A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower on the surface of the skin. They are best treated with cryotherapy, or freezing therapy.

A cyst is a pouch-like capsule of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or under your skin.

There are many different types of cysts. Most cysts are benign, or noncancerous.

A mole is a cluster of pigmented skin cells that appear flat or raised on the surface of the skin. Most moles are harmless, but a proportion of them become malignant and develop into dangerous skin cancers.

The majority of skin lumps and bumps will be benign and not dangerous at all. That said, depending on what exact type of lump they are, they they can be extremely dangerous if allowed to develop unchecked.

We recommend seeking a professional opinion if you have a skin lump or bump on your body. If it is painful, itchy or bleeding, we suggest you do so urgently. It should also be seen urgently, if it is growing and changing size, shape and colour.

Skin lumps, bumps, tags, warts, cysts and moles can be removed from anywhere on the body.

Absolutely. The most common motivation for removing these benign blemishes is cosmetic. It is only in a minority of cases where skin cancer is suspected that they will be removed for medical reasons.

Surgical excision of skin tags, warts, and moles is not painful as it is performed under local anaesthetic. You should not feel a thing.

Cryotherapy takes between 5 and 10 seconds per treatment and is usually well tolerated. You should expect to feel a localised sensation of cooling on the surface of your skin.

Once they have formed, skin lumps and bumps are unlikely to go away on their own. If their appearance is bothering you, you will need to seek cosmetic treatment to remove them.

Surgical excision or cryotherapy will permanently remove the skin lump or bump targeted by treatment. It will not prevent new lumps and bumps appearing in new locations on the skin.

Our dermatologists and plastic surgeons are experts at managing the scarring process. Whilst there may well be a minor pink or white scar, these will typically fade with time.

Recovery time should be instant. You will be able to immediately resume daily activities in most cases.

You may be asked to wear a dressing for a few days, and the site of treatment may be a little tender.

Complications are rare.

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

Our address is 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.


How To Find Us

The Cadogan Clinic is based at 120 Sloane Street in Chelsea, just off Sloane Square and the Kings Road.

We are accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Sloane Square and Sloane Street, as well as Sloane Square tube station.

We are just a 5 minute walk northwards up Sloane Street once you have arrived at Sloane Square.

Local pay parking is available just around the corner from the Clinic on Cadogan Gate, Cadogan Square and Cadogan Gardens. Our local residential parking zone is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Address: 120 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9BW




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