Mole removal is a common dermatological procedure performed to eliminate benign skin growths known as moles. These pigmented or non-pigmented lesions can appear anywhere on the body and are typically harmless, but individuals often seek mole removal for cosmetic reasons, discomfort, or concerns about potential changes.
Mole removal techniques vary depending on the mole's characteristics and location. Surgical excision involves cutting out the mole and stitching the area closed, while shave excision involves shaving off the mole's surface layers. Laser removal employs laser technology to break down and remove the mole. Alternatively, some moles can be removed using cryotherapy, a freezing method.
In most cases, mole removal is a quick outpatient procedure performed by a dermatologist or a skilled healthcare professional. While it typically leaves a small scar, the result is often far less noticeable than the mole itself, and any potential discomfort is minimal and manageable.
It's crucial to consult with a medical professional before undergoing mole removal to ensure the mole is benign and to discuss the most appropriate removal method based on factors like size, location, and the patient's preferences. Additionally, any mole that exhibits changes in size, shape, color, or texture should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, as these changes could indicate a more serious issue that requires further examination.
- On arrival, you will be greeted by our receptionist and asked to complete a Medical History form
- You will then be welcomed by Dr Lanka and taken into a private room to discuss your enquiries, assess you and determine the best options suited to you
- You will be offered a cooling-off period to make your decision
- You will be given a consent form to complete and sign, then Dr Lanka will carry out the procedure on a mutually agreed date if you wish to go ahead with the procedure
- You will be sent an aftercare form which you should follow strictly for the best results
- We will book you in for a two week review, to check up on you and how you are healing and discuss any further treatment
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.