Anal Skin Tag Removal

Are you embarrassed by or simply find Anal Skin Tags annoying?

You don’t have to live with them, as these anal skin tags can be cosmetically improved by removing them with a radiofrequency procedure in our Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic without the use of scalpels or stitches.

Anal Skin Tags, often known as rectal or perianal tags, are no different to skin tags that appear on other parts of the body, but are formed around the anus area. They are sometimes mistakenly thought to be haemorrhoids (piles) or warts.

As with other skin tags, Anal Skin Tags are normally harmless and are not a medical issue, but they can often be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment or hygiene issues.

These skin tags that appear around the anal area can be a symptom of chronic constipation; being overweight or obese; or appear during pregnancy due to hormonal changes these can often be temporary and may disappear when your body returns to its normal condition. They can often be the legacy of previous haemorrhoids which have shrunk down to simple protrusions around the anal area.

Anal Skin Tags if left untreated can possibly lead to itching, irritability, and pain especially when subjected to friction or rubbing.

Don’t let these skin tags around the anal area continue to be a cause of humiliation, unsightly or a source of discomfort.

If you want expert advice, then contact us at Cosmetic Image Clinics to make an appointment to talk to our qualified and skilled doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for Anal Skin Tag removal in Brisbane?

At Cosmetic Image Clinics, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest levels of personal care while providing both surgical and non-surgical options for people seeking cosmetic rejuvenation and cosmetic plastic surgery.

Our selected team of doctors, plastic and cosmetic surgeons, clinical nurses and administrative team, have a wealth of experience caring for men and women undergoing cosmetic treatments.

By selecting our multi-award winning Cosmetic Image Clinics in Aquarius Health and Medispa, you can be assured that your comfort and satisfaction is our highest priority.

Your consultation will be conducted in the strictest of confidence and you will receive professional care and expert advice from our highly trained team.

What can cause Anal Skin Tags and are they a health risk?

Anal Skin tags may be due to a lesion, anal injury or the skin left behind after haemorrhoid treatment. With one in two Australians suffering from haemorrhoids, anal skin tags are a common problem. They can also be a symptom of chronic constipation; being overweight or obese; or appear during pregnancy due to hormonal changes.

Although anal skin tags are not a health risk, they can cause concerns with maintaining cleanliness after using the toilet or trap moisture which can result in skin irritation. They may also become irritated through rubbing of clothing, movement during exercise or everyday activities.

What are Anal Skin Tags?

Anal skin tags or rectal skin tags are usually harmless growths that appear around the outside of the anus. These skin tags are often a legacy of haemorrhoids and can be embarrassing and annoying. They are sometimes mistaken for warts or piles (haemorrhoids).

What treatment is offered at Cosmetic Image Clinics for Anal Skin Tags?

At Cosmetic Image Clinics Brisbane these anal skin tags can be cosmetically improved by removing them with a radiofrequency diathermy machine. It is performed under a simple local anaesthetic and takes approximately half an hour. This procedure minimises bleeding by cauterising the blood vessels as the skin tag is removed.

Please note this is not a treatment for haemorrhoids and if rectal bleeding has occurred, a clinical assessment by a General Practitioner is necessary to exclude a potentially more serious underlying condition.

What are the post-care recommendations after Anal Skin Tag removal?


  1.  Increase fluid intake
  2. Increase fibre intake
  3. Metamucil if required
  4. Coloxyl stool softeners if required
  5. Panadol Osteo (2 x twice per day as required) for discomfort
  6. Salt baths twice daily
  7. Baby wipes/soft tissues instead of toilet paper
  8. Bepanthen nappy cream/zinc castor oil cream around the area
  9. Avoid straining with bowel motions
  10. Contact the clinic on (07) 3003 4000 if you experience a sudden bright blood loss approximately two weeks later, which can indicate an infection – however this is a rare occurrence and not expected

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