Summer had finally kicked in, and if you’ve not been slipping on a shirt, slopping on the sun cream, and slapping on a hat, you might be feeling a little discomfort. And if you have noticed a new mole has emerged or an existing mole has changed shape, size or colour, particularly on your face or scalp, you might be feeling a little concerned.
Is it time to remove that mole?
There are many good reasons to have a mole removed, but the most important reason is to eliminate the risk of cancerous changes happening to it – because, like the appearance of a new mole, 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: you’re strongly advised to look it over whether you’re worried about a certain mole or not.
How are moles removed?
A mole removal procedure is probably the easiest one we perform: you will be given a minor local anaesthetic which numbs the area around the mole. We then remove it – either through a shave excision (which involves cutting it off with a scalpel), a punch excision (which involves using a small tool to cut and twist the mole out) or a regular surgical excision.
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, our clients feel that what’s left – if anything – is far better looking than what was there before.
Bottom line: whether you want to play it safe or you just want to change your look, come and see us if you want your mole(s) removed. We will check any mole that looks suspicious, and instantly provide treatment based on whether they’re benign or not.Leave a reply