Mole Removal Treatments Incude:
MOLE REMOVAL IN CHEADLE, MANCHESTER
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black, they can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 25 years of a person’s life, in addition, it’s normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood.
Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin, these cells are called melanocytes and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural colour, as a result, you may find your moles darken after exposure to the sun, during the teen years and during pregnancy.
Most skin moles are easily ignored and don’t present any health problems, but for some, people they cause them to feel self-conscious or can even cause discomfort, particularly if they’re in an area rubbed by clothing. Other moles may present worrying symptoms so it is important to understand your moles and regularly check your moles yourself.
Having moles on the skin is common, but if they have changed, if new ones appear or you think they look different for any reason you may want to get them checked out, diagnosed and treated by a specialist.
Depending on where your moles are on your body and the size of them, your moles can cause embarrassment and may want to be removed for cosmetic reasons. When it comes to skin cancer, speedy treatment is vital so the removal of cancerous or precancerous moles is always advised. Both benign and cancerous moles can be removed at Everything Skin Clinic.
Moles can be removed in a range of different ways depending on its size, location and characteristics. If you are not sure if your mole is suspicious and needs removing, or you have a lot of moles, please take a look at our page about mole checks for more information.
SIGNS A MOLE MAY NEED REMOVING
Most moles are completely harmless, but some moles can develop into Melanoma skin cancer so it’s important to check your skin regularly so that you can spot any changes in size, shape, or colour early and get them checked out if you notice any changes.
Things to look out for when you’re checking your moles include:
Asymmetry – one half doesn’t match the other half
Borders – the mole has uneven borders
Colour – there is a variety of colours in the mole (brown, tan or black)
Diameter – the mole grows larger than a pencil eraser (¼ inch)
Evolution – the mole evolves in size, shape, colour, elevation or there is a new characteristic
Cryotherapy uses cold treatment to remove the mole. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the tissue, causing the area to scab over. After about a month, the scab containing the mole will fall off your skin. Cryotherapy is a local treatment so will only impact the areas exposed to the liquid nitrogen and works well in the treatment of basal skin cancer.
Some moles can be removed by laser treatment and if this option suits your condition you will be advised at the consultation. Laser mole removal is best suited for small moles and is a good option when the mole is on the face as there is less risk of scarring. This treatment to remove moles works by using intense bursts of light radiation to remove the cells which make up the moles and usually takes a couple of treatments to completely remove the mole.
Moles can be removed from the face and body using a shave removal technique which involves removing the mole using a scalpel. The treatment area will be numbed with anaesthesia and a small pink mark may be left where the mole once was, but this should fade over time.
Excision mole removal works by completely removing the mole by cutting it out, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. This treatment is usually used to find out if the mole is cancerous. The area is treated with local anaesthetic and then the mole itself is removed along with a small area of normal skin. The wound is either stitched up or a skin graft is used to connect a patch of healthy skin from a hidden part of the body to the affected area.
Even if you’re having your moles removed purely for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that a histological analysis be carried out in order to identify any potentially dangerous cases that may require further treatment. When it comes to skin cancer, getting an accurate diagnosis is important, having your moles removed by a member of our specialist dermatology team will ensure that your mole will be removed quickly and efficiently.
Almost everyone has moles and it can sometimes be difficult to know whether a mole has changed or whether a mark on your skin is new. This is a particular problem for skin sites that are hard to keep an eye on, such as your back.
At Everything Skin Clinic™, we provide a state of the art computer-assisted mole mapping service for complete peace of mind! This is particularly useful for people who are known to have an increased risk of the development of malignant melanoma.
Although many people don’t notice the majority of moles on their body, for some people, particularly those with visible moles on the face, this can cause low confidence and result in them wanting the mole removed. If a mole is rubbing against clothes or jewellery, it may become uncomfortable and bleed. Mole removal can easily stop this physical discomfort. Some moles can present signs of health problems, the most notable being cancer. Mole removal can remove the cancerous cells. All moles removed by our Dermatologist are looked at closely during a biopsy in our clinic, to give you peace of mind.
When it comes to removing a mole, it’s important for your dermatologist to look closely at the mole to see if it presents any symptoms, in addition, any abnormal moles should be removed surgically for histology. Some moles can also be removed for cosmetic reasons.
Moles can be shaved, lasered or cut out (excised), however not all techniques are suitable for all moles and as a result, a consultation is very important to discuss the best technique for your mole removal.
No matter which treatment you have, you will be in the safest of hands at Everything Skin Clinic™. During your initial consultation, your practitioner will explain any possible side effects and how to avoid them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most moles are completely harmless, but it’s important to check your skin regularly so that you can spot any changes in size, shape, or colour early and get them checked out.
The things to look out for when you’re checking your moles include:
- Colour: Uneven colours or changes in colour; most moles are just one colour, but melanomas are made up of lots of different shades.
- Size: Healthy moles don’t generally change size, so if you notice a mole getting bigger it’s important to have it checked out
- Edges: Most moles are usually circular or oval with smooth edges, so if your mole develops a rough or uneven edge it could indicate something more serious
- Irritation: Most moles will sit on your skin and not cause any problems, but if they turn red, start to itch, bleed, become inflamed or crusty see a specialist
A change in the size and shape of your moles doesn’t necessarily mean that you have developed melanoma; there are a variety of other reasons why your moles may be behaving that way. The most important thing to remember is to check your moles regularly, and if you are worried about any of your moles make an appointment to see a member of our team of dermatology specialists.
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
During your consultation with a consultant dermatologist, your mole will be assessed and the right treatment option will be recommended for you. This will depend on the assessment and location of the mole.
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At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.