How do you remove Moles?
Shave excision of flat moles
Shave excision is the easiest and commonest way of mole removing a mole that protrudes from the skin.
The procedure is for raised moles, and not flat moles – which require full surgical removal with a private surgeon.
Shave excision involves a tiny injection of local anaesthetic just under the mole to numb the skin so that you won’t feel any discomfort. A special surgical removal technique is then used to remove the mole or lesion so it is flat on the skin. It takes a few minutes to perform. Usually, stitches are not required, as we use heat to cauterise any blood vessels afterwards.
What are Moles?
Moles are very common skin lesions that can occur in people of any age. They are not usually harmful, however, if they are prominent, they can cause people to be self-conscious.
What will it be like after treatment?
After the procedure, the area will remain numb for an hour.
It will look like a flat scab and usually does not need a dressing. Once the anaesthetic has worn off, the wound will feel like a graze.
The scab will fall off naturally after a week leaving a flat pink area. The pink area then usually changes back to normal skin colour after a few weeks. Sometimes, however, the skin may be l permanently lighter or darker following removal.
Most patients cannot believe how quick and easy mole shave excision is and often say that they wish they had done it sooner.
What Happens to my Mole After Removal?
Your mole will be sent to Poundbury Cancer Institute Laboratory for analysis. Results usually come back about ten days after the procedure.
Who performs Mole Removal at Cheshire Lasers?
At Cheshire Lasers Clinic, Mole Removal treatments are performed by Aesthetic Nurse Moira of Jouvence Aesthetics.
How long does a Mole Removal Treatment take?
A Mole removal treatment takes up to an hour, however, we allow 90 mins appointment time. This is to allow Moira to assess your mole and make sure it is suitable for treatment. She will then discuss the procedure in more detail and consent you for treatment.
How Much is Mole Removal
You can view all prices for all treatments with Aesthetic Nurse Moira of Jouvence Aesthetics here.
Mole removal before and after images: