Delve into the real cause of warts, skin tags, etc. and learn how we can easily remove them if they’re bothering you ….


From around 1300 to 1650, men and women were accused, tried, and punished for the crime of witchcraft. The accused were put on trial and expected to prove their innocence. Throughout the centuries, the evidence required to prove innocence became more and more difficult to obtain, while the evidence required to prove guilt became as easy as a body search.

Witch trials would take the very physical appearance of the accused into account. Not only was the outward appearance of an accused witch judged, but so was the entirety of their body. Accused witches would be stripped and searched for any sign of abnormality on their skin, which became known as witches’ marks, witches’ teats, devil marks, and suck spots. If one of these marks was found on the accused, the proof of demonic influence was evident, and they were convicted of the crime of witchcraft.

Witches’ teats could have been anything from skin tags, moles, warts, an actual third nipple, or even something that would be diagnosed today as a melanoma. Any unexpected or unexplained piece of skin on the body could have been passed off as a witches’ teat.

Thank goodness for education. Read on to delve into the real cause of warts, skin tags, etc. and learn how we can easily remove them if they’re bothering you …

What Are Warts?

The NHS defines warts as small lumps that can develop on the skin of the hands and feet. (Though not limited to these areas)

Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer. This extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.

Warts can be caught by close skin-to-skin contact but aren’t considered to be contagious. You are more likely to get infected if your skin is wet or damaged.

What Are Moles?

The NHS defines moles as small-coloured spots on the skin. They’re nothing to worry about unless they change size, shape or colour. Moles can come in all different shapes and sizes and can fade, disappear or new ones can form.

Moles can also be a sign of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

It is important to check your moles to spot early signs of melanoma. Read our blog post here on how to do this. We are trained in mole removal but will always ask you to speak to your GP if we have any concerns before undertaking treatment.

What Are Skin Tags?

The NHS defines skin tags as small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size – from a few millimetres up to 5cm wide.

These are found on the neck, armpits, under the groin or under the breasts.

They can look like warts, but skin tags are usually;

  • Smooth and soft
  • Knobbly and hang off the skin
  • Not contagious

They are never normally painful or cause for discomfort.

We can remove skin tags if they are bothering you and to avoid them snagging on jewellery or clothing, etc.

Treatments for your warts, moles and skin tags


Cryopen Is A System Of Treatment Using Extreme Cold With Pen-Point Accuracy. The Cryopen Works By Applying A Very Fine Jet (Accurate To 1mm) Of Nitrous Oxide To The Skin Lesion. This Freezes The Lesion Leaving Surrounding Tissue Unaffected. Cryotherapy Can Be Used To Treat A Variety Of Lesions Including, Skin Tags, Malia, Dermatofibromas, Pigmentation And Various Other Benign Skin Issues.

What can be treated?

  • Pigmentation

  • Skin Tags

  • Warts

  • Moles

  • Xanthelasma

  • Cherry Agioma

  • Verrucas