London Mole Removal Treatment Clinic
Moles are very common and aren’t normally harmful, but many people feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you have a mole that affects your self-esteem, you’re not alone. The consultants at The Dermatology Clinic see plenty of people with the same problem all the time. There are also medical reasons for mole removal. As experienced dermatologists, Dr Glass and his team are qualified to remove moles during a simple outpatient procedure.
Do you have any dark, brown-coloured spots on your skin? These are moles, although they can also appear pink, flesh-coloured, black or even blue. A mole is a cluster of pigmented cells and most of us have between 10 and 40 of them all over our bodies. They can vary in size and shape and are either raised or flat. Most moles are harmless, but a changing mole can be a sign of skin cancer and should be reviewed by a dermatologist. Other moles can catch on clothing or make you feel self-conscious about your physical appearance.
Reasons to have a mole removed
Experts at The Dermatology Clinic most commonly recommend mole removal if there is cause for clinical concern, but we also carry out removal procedures for those who feel self-conscious about a noticeable mole, for example, a mole on the face.
Medical mole removal is required if one of our consultants suspects that the mole is a type of cancer, e.g. a melanoma. Signs that a mole may be cancerous include:
- Sudden appearance of a new mole
- An itchy, red or bleeding mole
- Change in shape or colour
- Irregularities around the edges (if the edges appear ragged, blurred or notched)
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact The Dermatology Clinic as soon as possible to schedule a mole screening. During this appointment a member of our professional team will examine your mole and determine whether it needs to be removed.
Removing a mole
The exact procedure for removing your mole will depend on its location and size. In most cases, the procedure is done under local anaesthetic and our dermatologists use a scalpel to cut the mole from the skin. The gap is closed with stiches. The procedure will usually leave a scar, but this will usually fade and become less noticeable over time.
If you have a raised mole, it may actually be a skin tag which can be removed with cold liquid nitrogen (this process is called cryotherapy).
Although mole removal is a quick and simple procedure, it must be performed by a qualified professional. Dr Glass and the team at The Dermatology Clinic have an abundance of clinical expertise and use sterile equipment and aseptic techniques to achieve excellent results.
For a couple of weeks after the procedure, the site of surgery may feel uncomfortable and itchy as it heals, but any discomfort or inflammation should soon subside. If you experience any irritation after this time, contact the clinic as soon as you can.
Monitoring your moles
It’s important to keep an eye on your moles, particularly if you have a lot of them, are fair-skinned or have a family history of melanoma. Some moles are in awkward locations that make checking them difficult, for example on your back. The Dermatology Clinic also offers regular mole check sessions to help keep your mind at ease and make sure all your moles are healthy and harmless.
Book a consultation for mole removal in harley street, London
If you would like to book a mole check appointment or are worried about a new or existing mole, don’t hesitate to arrange a consultation with a dermatologists at our state of the art Harley Street clinic. Call us on 020 3282 0011 today.