Moles and birthmarks can be found anywhere around the face and body and are usually harmless but can make you feel self-conscious if they are larger or in a conspicuous area. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we remove moles and birthmarks with minimal discomfort and without the need for surgery.

At our Knightsbridge based clinic we use a few different methods to remove birthmarks and moles dependent on the size, depth and location of them, these include-

  • Shave excision- removing the mole with a dermablade, leaving a very small wound that is cauterised and does not require stitches.
  • Elliptical excision- a deeper excision that is suitable for deeper moles so that they are removed completely and will not return. You may require stitches for the resulting wound which will be dissolvable or non-dissolvable.
  • Hyfrecator treatment- we use low-powered medical apparatus to directly destroy the tissue of the mole and at the same time stop any resulting bleeding. It is quick and only leaves a small superficial wound.

In a small amount of cases, moles can be linked to skin cancer. In these cases, we send a sample of your mole to a laboratory for analysis so that any abnormal cells can be detected.

As with all our treatments, you will have a free consultation where we will assess the size, location and depth of your mole and discuss suitable treatment options. It is always important to practise good aftercare so that you do not run the risk of infections or scarring, and we advise that you keep your wound clean and apply a prescribed antibiotic cream. If your mole removal has required stitches, we will schedule a follow up appointment to remove these.

If you would like to know more about mole removal at our Knightsbridge based clinic, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

 

Our Mole Removal Treatments

The thinner the skin on our faces and bodies, the more delicate and susceptible to damage it is, such is the case with our earlobes which can easily become stretched, damaged and even ripped, especially if you tend to wear heavy earrings. If your ears have become stretched or damaged, we can help repair them at our Knightsbridge-based clinic.

To start the procedure, we need to freshen the wound to slightly expose the skin and make repairing the earlobe more successful. We use an anaesthetic to numb the ear and then carefully remove the top layer of skin. This allows us to reconstruct and repair the earlobe and fix them into place with small surgical stitches. The whole procedure takes approximately an hour.

You will then have a follow up appointment about two weeks after our procedure where we will remove the stitches and check how your earlobes are healing. The process is non-invasive, quick and doesn’t require major surgery or general anaesthetic so you won’t have to take any down time to recover. We recommend that you wash your hair the day before the procedure as you will need to keep the ear area dry for 3-4 days post-treatment and you must keep the area clean and dry using saline solution. It will take approximately 6 months for your earlobes to fully heal and you can have them pierced again after then if you wish.

If you would like to know more about earlobe repair at our London-based clinic or would like to book an appointment, please contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Earlobe Repair in Knightsbridge

Skin imperfections such as moles and cysts can appear anywhere on the body which, although harmless the majority of the time, can make you feel self-conscious and harm your self-esteem. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have a range of treatments to remove these with minimal scarring.

Like all of our treatments, we give a free consultation to assess the severity of the mole, cyst or skin tag and determine the best course of action. We may send a sample of it to a laboratory for histology testing so any abnormal cells can be detected early but in the vast majority of occasions skin imperfections are harmless.

The main types of treatment are-

Hyfrecater treatment- A low-powered piece of medical apparatus that destroys tissue. This only takes a few minutes and is used for a variety of purposes including the removal of warts, moles and skin tags.

Shave excision- Most often used on moles and skin tags, this involves using a dermablade to shave the mole from the skin. It leaves a small superficial wound but does not require any stitches. We cauterise the area to control any bleeding and healing only takes a week or two.

Ellipse excision- This is usually used on cysts and deep moles as it involves making an incision to remove them completely.  We close the wound with stitches and the treatment takes around 20-30 minutes.

Prior to treatment we will administer a local anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure and afterwards will discuss aftercare. If you take care of the area correctly there will be absolutely minimal scarring, if any. Contact us today if you have a mole, wart or other skin lesion you would like to see gone so you can show your skin with confidence. 

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Mole and Cyst Removal Solutions

In a word- yes! Much like other areas of your body, your ears can suffer wear and tear; not only can they become stretched when weighed down by heavy earrings, the skin also thins with age and skin damage, for example, from excess UV exposure damaging the collagen. This leads to longer, thinner and droopy looking earlobes which can make people feel self-conscious.

At the London Cosmetic Clinic we can offer a minor surgical procedure that repairs damaged earlobes and helps to restore their previous appearance. This treatment is suitable for earlobes that have been stretched and elongated as well as enlarged ear piercing holes. A local anaesthetic is administered before a small amount of skin is removed from the edges of the damaged earlobe to ‘freshen’ it. The earlobe is then gently stitched together and covered with a small bandage which you can remove after a couple of hours.

This procedure is performed in-house and you are free to go home once it is completed. You will need to apply an antibiotic cream until the stitches are removed as well as cleaning the area with a saline solution. From then on you will need to keep your earlobes clean and dry until they are completely healed. This helps to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. It is also advised that you avoid getting your earlobes wet for 3 to 4 days after treatment so you will not be able to wash your hair during this period.

The treated area may feel hard but the skin will soften as it heals. If you want to re-pierce  your ears, you should wait at least 6 months after the treatment. There may be a tiny scar but this will be barely visible if you take care of your earlobes after the treatment. Misshapen earlobes can look unsightly and add years to your appearance but with our earlobe repair treatment you can sweep your hair up with confidence again.

 

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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