A mole is a coloured growth, on the skin that develops when pigment cells (melanocytes) grow in clusters. Although most of us have moles, not all of us are okay with them. If you have a mole that’s in a very obvious place, is large, or causes restriction in your movement, then it can play on your mind quite a lot. But it doesn’t have to.
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.
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.