Mole removal: the facts

On average, we have thirty or so moles on our bodies. Most of the time, they’re both medically and physically harmless – but others can appear in places where we would rather not have them, especially on our faces and scalp. And a few of them can be outright dangerous.

It makes sense to see the professionals

The most important reason to remove a mole is to eliminate the risk of cancerous changes happening to it, as a change in one you’ve had all your life is the most common sign of melanoma – as is the appearance of a new mole.

While moles can be removed on the NHS, they don’t perform strictly aesthetic procedures – and when it comes to non-benign moles, there will be a referral period which could take some time. So in both cases, it makes sense to see a private specialist to get treated at your earliest convenience.

How are moles removed?

A mole removal procedure is as simple as it gets: the client is given a minor local anaesthetic which numbs the area around the mole. The practitioner then removes it – either through a shave excision (which involves cutting it off with scalpel), a punch excision (which involves using a small tool to cut and twist the mole out) or a regular surgical excision.

Obviously, there will be a minor scar –but facial moles tend to heal up nicely without disfigurement. And you’ll discover that what’s left – if anything – is far better looking than what was there before.

So if your beauty spots aren’t looking too beautiful – or you’re worried about any of your moles – it makes sense to come and see us at your earliest convenience. We can take a professional look any mole that looks suspicious – and we can instantly provide treatment whether they’re benign or otherwise.

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