We have an average of 30 or so of them on our bodies, and sometimes they’re in places we’d rather not have them – particularly on our faces and scalp. Some of them do so much to enhance our appearance, we call them beauty spots.
Others are seen as an absolute blight on the way we look – particularly for males who keep nicking them when shaving. And a few of them are outright dangerous. The medical term for them is ‘nevi’ – we tend to refer to them as moles.
There are many good reason to have a mole removed, but the most important one is to rule out any risk of cancerous changes to it, because the appearance of a new mole (or a change in one you’ve had all your life) is the most common sign of melanoma.
The NHS website has a particularly useful guide to mole detection, and you’re strongly advised to look it over whether you’re worried about a certain mole or not.
How are moles removed?
The procedure is probably the simplest in the book: there will be a minor local anaesthetic which numbs the area around the mole. The mole is then removed – either through a shave excision (i.e. cutting it off with scalpel), a punch excision (where a small tool is used to cut and twist the mole out) or a regular surgical excision.
Mole removal Milton Keynes
Obviously, because you’re removing something from the skin, there will be a minor scar, but facial moles tend to heal up nicely without disfigurement – and in any case, what’s left is far better looking than what was there before.
If you want a mole removed, come and see us.
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