Moles / Skin Cancer

Explore everything about moles in our essential guide!

From understanding their appearance to recognising signs of concern, we’ve got you covered.

Whether seeking information or professional guidance, our expert resources empower your skin health journey.

Dive in and discover the essentials for a healthier, happier you.

What are Moles?

Moles, common skin growths, often appear during childhood and adolescence, varying in size, shape, and colour.

While most are harmless, changes such as asymmetry, irregular borders, varying colours, diameter larger than a pencil eraser, or evolution could indicate skin cancer, particularly melanoma.

Hence, regular at-home checks to monitor any changes in existing moles or the appearance of new ones are crucial (download our free at-home mole check guide here).

Equally important are routine professional checks by dermatologists, especially for individuals with a family history of skin cancer or a large number of moles.

These checks allow for early detection and prompt treatment, potentially saving lives.


Mole / Skin Cancer Checks and Removal

Professional Mole Checks at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Professional Mole Checks

Our mole check service offers comprehensive care for your skin health. With thorough full-body checks, our expert dermatologists can detect any concerning moles and provide accurate diagnoses of skin cancers like melanoma.

We guide you through the next steps, offering tailored advice and recommending appropriate treatments.

Additionally, we provide skin surgery services for safe and effective mole removal, ensuring your peace of mind and wellbeing.

Trust us for expert care and support every step of the way.

Skin Surgery and Mole Removal at Freyja Medical in Wrexham, Nantwich and Cheshire

Mole Removal

During your comprehensive mole check with us, if we identify any abnormal moles that require removal, rest assured that our skin surgery service has you covered.

Led by our experienced dermatologists, we offer expert care and precise removal of troublesome moles using advanced techniques.

Your safety and satisfaction are paramount to us, ensuring that you receive personalised attention and exceptional results.

Trust Freyja Medical for all your skin care needs, from thorough mole checks to expert mole removal.

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What are moles?

Moles, medically known as nevi, are growths on the skin that develop when pigment cells (melanocytes) grow in clusters instead of spreading evenly throughout the skin.

They can vary in size, shape, and colour, and may appear anywhere on the body.

Are they dangerous?

Most moles are harmless and do not pose a health risk.

However, changes such as asymmetry, irregular borders, varying colours, or evolving size could indicate skin cancer, particularly melanoma.

Therefore, it’s important to monitor moles for any changes and seek medical attention if you notice any concerning signs.

How do moles form?

Moles form when melanocytes, which produce pigment in the skin, grow in clusters instead of spreading evenly.

While the exact cause is not always clear, factors such as genetics and sun exposure can contribute to their development.

When should I be concerned about a mole?

You should be concerned if it shows signs of asymmetry (one half does not match the other), irregular borders, varying colours, diameter larger than a pencil eraser, or if it evolves over time (changes in size, shape, color, or texture).

Any significant changes should be evaluated by a dermatologist.

Can moles be removed?

Yes, they can be removed through various methods, including surgical excision and shave removal.

The method chosen will depend on factors such as the size, location, and type of mole, as well as individual preferences and medical considerations.

What is the difference between a mole and melanoma?

A mole is a benign growth on the skin composed of melanocytes, whereas melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes.

While most moles are harmless, melanoma is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention and treatment.

What factors increase the risk of developing moles?

Factors that can increase the risk of developing moles include genetics (family history of moles or melanoma), sun exposure (especially during childhood and adolescence), having fair skin, and having a weakened immune system.

It’s important to protect your skin from the sun and to monitor moles for any changes.

What should I expect during a professional mole check?

During a professional check, a dermatologist will visually inspect your skin for any abnormalities, including moles.

They may use a dermatoscope, a handheld device with magnification and light, for a closer examination of suspicious areas.

If a mole appears concerning, the dermatologist may recommend biopsy or removal for further evaluation.

The entire process is usually quick and painless, and it’s an important step in early detection and prevention of skin cancer.

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