Whilst moles are common skin conditions, they can be irritating or affect your self-confidence. If you are considering mole removal for cosmetic reasons, you can be confident that you are in safe hands with our highly experienced dermatologists at EF MEDISPA.
Following an assessment of your moles, our dermatologist will give you their expert advice on the best method of treatment for you to minimize scarring.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
What is a mole?
A mole is a small coloured spot, or growth, on the surface of the skin that develops when the skin’s pigment cells grow in clusters, instead of spreading themselves out evenly. Moles can be brown, skin-coloured, black or even have a blue appearance and can be raised or flat.
How do moles occur?
Moles occur when cells, called melanocytes, grow clustered together, rather than spreading evenly throughout the skin. Melanocytes produce the pigment in our skin that gives it colour. One of the most common causes of skin moles is UV light; skin with greater exposure to the sun tends to have an increased number of moles. Exposure to the sun, hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy can all cause moles to darken.
How can moles be removed?
Prior to any mole removal, a pre-procedure consultation should be arranged with one of our dermatologists to discuss what type of mole you have and which procedure is recommended. They will also be able to advise on aftercare and what results you can expect to see after your treatment.
Please see more information on our treatment options below.
Methods of removal
It involves a painless... injection of local anaesthetic, just under the mole to numb the area, before this special surgical technique is performed to shave the mole down, making it flush with the surrounding skin.
This procedure involves a painless... injection of local anaesthetic under the mole to numb the area, before the dermatologist uses a scalpel to remove the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it. The small opening is then brought together with stitches. A small scar will be visible after this procedure, however this will fade over time.
What are the benefits of mole removal?Mole removal has a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include:
Summary of Mole Removal Procedure
- Procedure Time 20 minutes depending on the size or the number of moles being treated
- Back To Work Immediately
- Anaesthetic Local Anaesthetic
- Downtime None
- Duration Of Results Maintenance course maybe required
- Results Permanent*
*Individual results may vary.
What areas can be treated?
You can have mole removal treatment anywhere on your body. Our team of expert dermatologists are experienced in removing moles from the face, body and even sensitive and hard to reach areas.
How long does the removal take?
Mole removal procedure time is usually around 20 minutes, depending on the size or the number of moles being treated.
Is the removal process painful?
The mole and surrounding area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic, making the procedure quick and painless. After your mole has been removed the skin left behind may feel tender for a few days and will need to be covered with a dressing.
Will it leave scarring?
After mole removal treatment you may see a pink mark or small scar on your skin where the mole was removed, however this will fade over time.