Moles are a fact of life: we have an average of 30 or so of them on our bodies. Most of the time, we can live with them (and one or two of them can actually enhance our appearances), but others can crop up in places where we don’t want them at all – especially on our faces and scalp. And a few of them can be outright dangerous.
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 simplest in the book: 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 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: If you want a mole removed, come and see us. We will check any mole that looks suspicious, and instantly provide treatment based on whether they’re benign or not.Leave a reply