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Skin Surgery at Freyja Medical - Dr Thorsteinsson

Skin Surgery & Mole Removal

Dr. Keli leads our expert skin surgery & mole removal team, delivering the highest standards of care for conditions ranging from skin cancers to minor lumps and bumps.

When you have any form of mole removal or skin surgery you need to be confident that you are in safe hands.

Dr. Keli Thorsteinsson, with his experience of many thousands of skin surgeries under his belt, expertly leads our surgical team. He performs a wide range of procedures, from simple skin tag removal to complex skin cancer removal (including melanoma), while providing you with the very best in care and expertise.

Whether he is carrying out complex reconstructive skin cancer work for his NHS patients or performing more minor mole removal, his attention to detail and meticulous care with all patients is reflected in the philosophy and standards we uphold here at Freyja Medical.

Dr Thorsteinsson (left, nurse Clare Wyatt (middle), Dr Dean (right)
Skin Surgery and Mole Removal at Freyja Medical

Types Of Skin Surgery

Additional Information About Skin Surgery & Mole Removal

Our skin doctors will discuss the available treatment options with you during your consultation, depending on the location and appearance of the moles.


We use cold treatment to remove or ‘freeze’ the mole. This method is effective for minor skin blemishes and warts but may be less suitable for larger lesions.

Skin Lesion & Mole Removal – Shave excision

We can remove some types of moles from the face and body using a shave removal technique. This involves using a special blade to remove the mole and cauterizing the base. We numb the treatment area with anesthesia, and a small pink mark may remain where the mole was, but it should fade over time.

Skin Lesion & Mole Removal – Excision

Excision mole removal involves the complete removal of the mole by cutting it out with a scalpel, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. We apply local anesthesia to the area, remove the mole, and a small section of normal skin. Afterward, we stitch up the wound to close it.


What Do We Treat?

We design our skin surgery procedures to address a range of concerns, including the removal of moles, seborrhoeic keratosis, and skin tags, as well as more complex treatments to address skin cancers, cysts, lipomas, and other skin growths.

Additionally, we provide treatment for scars and other cosmetic concerns to help you achieve a smooth and even complexion.

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Please reach us at [email protected] if you cannot find an answer to your question.
How do I know if I need skin surgery?

If you have a skin condition that worries you, causes discomfort, or affects your appearance, skin surgery may be beneficial.

We advise scheduling a consultation with our experienced surgeons to discuss your options.

What type of skin problems can you remove?

Our dermatology doctors, with many years of NHS surgical practice, are highly experienced skin surgeons. As such, our surgeons can address a wide range of problems. Here are some examples:

  • Skin Cancers
  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Skin cysts
  • Warts
  • Lipomas (fatty lumps)
  • and much more…
Does mole removal hurt?

When we remove moles and skin lesions, we thoroughly clean the area and use a local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure itself is painless.

How long does it take to recover from skin surgery?

The recovery time for skin surgery procedures can vary depending on the individual and the procedure performed.

In general, you can expect to resume your normal activities within a few days, although you may need to avoid certain activities for a period of time.

Are there any risks associated with skin surgery?

Like any medical procedure, skin surgery carries some risks, including infection, scarring, and bleeding.

However, these risks are usually minimal and can be managed with appropriate care and follow-up.

How much does skin surgery cost?

The cost of skin surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure performed and the location. We offer a range of options at different price points and can provide you with a detailed quote during your consultation.

Is it safe to have my mole removed at Freyja Medical?

Our doctors have developed a vast amount of experience in skin surgery and dermatology diagnosis over their many years of service to the NHS. Additionally, the NHS has regularly requested our assistance in seeing patients to reduce waiting list times. We are regulated by the same bodies as NHS hospitals, including Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the Care Quality Commission.

I have moles that I know are harmless but I want removed for cosmetic purposes. Can you help?

Absolutely! Unlike the NHS, who only remove moles if they are potentially dangerous, we are accustomed to removing moles for cosmetic reasons. Your doctor will discuss this in detail with you during your initial consultation.

How do I know which type of mole removal surgery is right for me?

During your consultation with our skin specialist doctors, we will assess your mole and recommend the right treatment option for you. This recommendation will depend on the medical assessment and location of the mole.

I have several moles, can you remove more than one at a time?

Yes. During your initial consultation, your doctor can perform a full assessment of all your moles and provide guidance on their removal. You will also receive full advice on the costs involved in your treatment, including any histology (microscopic skin cell examination) costs.

Skin Surgery from £499

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