Skin Surgery & Mole Removal

Dr Keli leads our expert skin surgery team delivering the best levels of skin surgery for anything 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.

Our surgical team is expertly headed by Dr Keli Thorsteinsson. With his experience of many thousands of skin surgeries under his belt, from simple skin tag removal to complex skin cancer removal, he leads our team of doctors and nurses 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 when we look after you here at Freyja Medical.

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More information below…


Additional Information About Skin Surgery

Moles can be removed in different ways, depending on their location and appearance. The treatment options available to you will be discussed during your consultation with one of our skin doctors.


Cryotherapy uses cold treatment to remove or ‘freeze’ the mole. This works for minor skin blemishes and warts but is less good for larger lesions.


Some types of mole can be removed from the face and body using a shave removal technique which involves removing it with a special blade and cauterising the base. The treatment area will be numbed with anaesthesia and a small pink mark may be left where the mole once was, but this should fade over time.


Excision mole removal works by completely removing the mole by cutting it out with a scalpel, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. The area is treated with local anaesthetic and then the mole itself is removed along with a small area of normal skin. The wound is then stitched up to close it. 

What Do We Treat?

Our skin surgery procedures are designed to address a range of concerns, from the removal of moles, seborrhoeic keratosis, and skin tags to more complex treatments to address skin cancers, cysts, lipomas, and other skin growths.

We also offer treatment for scars and other cosmetic concerns to help you achieve a smooth and even complexion.

Skin surgery


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 you are worried about, that is causing discomfort, or is affecting your appearance, you may benefit from skin surgery.

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

What type of skin problems can you remove?

Our dermatology doctors are hugely experienced skin surgeons with many years of NHS surgical practice. As such, the range of problems that our surgeons can address is vary wide! Some examples are:

  • 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 the area is thoroughly cleaned and a local anaesthetic is used so 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, there are some risks associated with skin surgery, 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 a huge amount of experience in skin surgery and dermatology diagnosis developed over the many years of service to the NHS. We also have regularly been asked by the NHS to assist them in seeing patients to reduce waiting list times. We are regulated by the same bodies as NHS hospitals (Healthcare Inspectorate Wales & 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’re used 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, your mole will be assessed and the right treatment option will be recommended for you. This 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 fully assess all of your moles and give you guidance on their removal. You’ll also be fully advised of the costs involved with your treatment and any histology (microscopic skin cell examination) costs.

Skin Surgery from £499

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First class service from start to finish.

Thanks to you all – I would highly recommend Freyja for skin surgery procedures.

R.G. – 10/12/2021

Very happy with everything & would highly recommend.

“What a wonderful experience start to finish. Lovely welcome in Reception & appreciated Dr Dean taking time to explain treatment options & listen to what I expected of the outcome.

C.C. – 26/11/2021

Great experience

“Friendly & Professional; confidence-inspiring. No faffing about. Checks out the problem. Provides professional advice on solution… gets it done.. thank you

S.B. – 15/12/2021