Cosmetic Mole Removal
Moles are blemishes of the skin and are very common. They can occur anywhere on the body and are usually harmless. Sometimes if a mole is in a particularly prominent location, such as the face, it can have an effect on self-confidence and therefore removal is preferred.
The procedure itself is relatively quick and straightforward, you will normally only require a local anaesthetic and will be able to go home the same day. The most common procedure involves removing the mole with a scalpel and then stitching the area. Other procedures involve shaving the mole down to the same level as the surrounding skin or freezing the mole off using liquid nitrogen gas. Your consultant will advise which is most appropriate for you.
There may be a small scar left by the operation, however the procedure is very safe with thousands carried out successfully every year.
Our Mole Removal Dermatology Experts
Dr Juber Hafiji MB ChB, FRACP, FRCP, FACMS
Dr Hafiji graduated from the University of Leicester and undertook his postgraduate training at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham. He then specialised in Dermatology at Cambridge University Hospitals where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.
Dr Sussanah Baron MB, ChB, MRCP
If you're worried about a mole or lump or bump or just want reassurance from one of our expert consultants then get in touch using the form found on the Contact page, the message bar at the bottom of the screen, or give us call on the number at the top of the webpage.