Mole removal is a common procedure that many people seek out in order to improve the appearance of their skin.
At our skin clinics in Wrexham and Nantwich, we understand that some moles be dangerous, such as skin cancers, but also that they can be unsightly and can cause feelings of self-consciousness for some individuals.
That’s why we offer a range of mole removal options to suit the needs of our patients.
What are moles?
Moles are common benign skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body. They are typically (but not always) dark in color and can vary in size and shape. Some moles may be raised, while others may be flat. Most moles are not harmful and do not typically cause any pain or discomfort. However, some people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Options for mole removal
At our clinics, we offer a variety of mole removal options, including surgical excision, shave excision, and other specialist removals. The best option for you will depend on the size and location of your mole, as well as your personal preferences and goals.
Surgical excision is the most common method of mole removal. This procedure involves numbing the area around the mole and then removing it with a scalpel. The area is then closed with sutures or stitches. This method is typically used for suspicious moles, larger moles or those that are raised.
Shave excision is another option for mole removal. This procedure involves numbing the area around the mole and then using a small blade to shave off the surface of the mole. This method is typically used for smaller, flat moles and for other skin lesions like warts.
Laser mole removal is a newer method that uses laser energy to remove the mole. This procedure is typically used for small, flat moles and can be less invasive than other methods. This should only ever be carried out after the mole has been clearly identified by a skin specialist, as skin cancers should never be removed this way.
All of the above methods have their own advantages and disadvantages, and our team of experts will help you to select the right one for you.
What happens after mole removal?
After the mole has been removed, the area will be dressed and the wound will be left to heal. You may experience some swelling, redness, and soreness in the area, but these symptoms will usually subside within a few days. You will also be given instructions on how to care for the wound and how to reduce the risk of infection.
At our skin clinics in Wrexham and Nantwich, we pride ourselves on providing safe and effective mole removal treatments that are tailored to the individual needs of our patients.
If you’re interested in mole removal, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you to achieve the results you desire.