Health & Wellbeing: 30 Second Health MOT – Mole Checks

26 Feb 2018 | Category: Medical

Quick DIY Health Checks at Home

30 second mole checkThe Top Story in the latest issue of Health & Wellbeing magazine is: 

30 seconds to health – Give your body an MOT in just half a minute with these expert-approved checks”

The article features a series of very important health checks that patients can carry out themselves at home and included a look at:

  • Breasts
  • Moles
  • Eyes
  • Urine
  • Arteries
  • Gums

It was compiled with assistance from a variety of health professionals and Health & Wellbeing came to Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ founder and Medical Director, Dr Ross Perry, for advice on what to look for in a mole check.

Mole Check At Home

Dr Perry told Health & Wellbeing:

“As ever, skin cancer is on the rise and it’s not just during the summer when we need to be aware of any changes to existing moles or new ones.

“It takes seconds to look over your whole body, including areas such as the soles of your feet and your bottom (even though they get little or no sunlight, they could still be affected). Get your partner or a family member to check your back and any places that you can’t see directly yourself. Look out for any dark or irregular moles that seem different from the others, particularly if they’re raised, crusty, flaky, bleeding, itchy or have changed shape, size or colour.

“If you do find one, it’s more than likely to be nothing to worry about, but book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible to rule out any initial concerns.”

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal, sun damage and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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