Live Mole Checks for Alexis Conran – Jeremy Vine on 5

09 Feb 2024 | Category: Medical

Dr Ross Perry on TV

Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ founder and Medical Director Dr Ross Perry appeared on Jeremy Vine on 5 as part of the programme’s health week.

The health checks followed news of royal family health issues including Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson’s skin cancer diagnosis, which was discovered following the removal of a mole during treatment for breast cancer.

Jeremy said:

“The most important thing for all of us is our health – and the news about the Royals is a good opportunity to openly discuss these issues. We want to encourage people to do their own checks and get checked out by medical experts if they have to.”

Dr Ross Perry joined the team on Wednesday as the show focused on worrying moles and skin cancer.

He inspected presenter Alexis Conran’s moles and explained what to look for in suspicious blemishes and skin lesions.

In advance of the show, Alexis said:

“I have a lot of moles myself and have had to have some removed in the past. You always worry about what might happen – and hopefully we will be able to show people what kind of moles they should be looking out for.”

Alexis stripped off to his vest to allow Dr Perry to discuss the mole check process.

Ross said:

“We’ve already obviously had a quick look at you and everything’s OK, but I think for people at home to understand what they need to do, I think it’s very important that they just don’t roll up a sleeve and try and find moles just by doing that.. and the easiest option is to do it after a shower or when they’re in their underwear, because we want to look everywhere from top to toe.

“The commonest thing that we’re aiming to do is to look for a mole that looks different from everything else and with that you’re examining a whole body part in one go, and so you’re just trying to see if there’s any moles that stand out or look different.”

Alexis replied:

“I’ve got quite a few as you can see everywhere – my arms, my legs are the same and my back – so someone like me, am I looking for new ones? What am I looking for, because I’ll be honest, I can’t remember which one’s which.”

Ross explained:

“That’s fair enough and that’s a common thing that people say, they go ‘ look doctor how different does a mole need to be in order to be worrying, how much change is identifiable as change’ and I think the most important thing is it just has to look different – they don’t have to diagnose it themselves, that’s what the doctor’s for. they just have to have a low level of suspicion and then go to the doctor if they’re concerned.”

Dr Ross Perry then went on to answer a series of viewer’s questions about skin blemishes and lesions. He was keen to stress the importance of self-checking and the need to see a doctor if anything is unusual or different.

Watch Dr Ross Perry with Alexis Conran

Jeremy Vine on 5 Wednesday 31st January

You can watch an excerpt of the programme here –

About 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 and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.


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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