Mole Removal Results
Face mole removal by shave excision & laser
Before and after face mole removal
Mole removal surgery by ellipse excision
Serial ellipse excision surgery for large mole removal
Mole by eye removed by radiosurgery
Lip mole removal by radiosurgery
Mole removal chin by shave excision surgery & laser
Mole removal surgery before and after
Mole removal surgery by ellipse excision and micro suturing
Micro mole removal excision surgery before after
Cystic mole removal before after with dissolving stitches
Malignant melanoma surgery ellipse excision before after
Mole removal upper lip with laser
Mole removal face with shave excision and laser
Mole removal on eye by radiosurgery
Before and after chin mole removal
Mole removal nose by shave excision and laser
Mole removal on nose by radiosurgery
Mole removal chin by surgery and laser
Chin mole removal before after
Mole removal chin before and after
Mole on nose before and after
Shave excision removal of a large mole on the upper lip
Forehead mole removed using shave excision
Cosmetic mole was removed by shave excision and laser
Mole on the cheek removed by shave excision and laser
Mole removal before after with shave excision and laser
Chin mole removal before and after results
Facial mole removal before and after results
Facial mole removal results
Face & body moles
Moles are a common feature on our skin. Moles can vary in colour, size shape and whether they are flat or protrude from the skin.
Most moles are harmless and we tend to get more as we age. Abnormal moles tend to have different shape, size and a darker colour to your other moles as well as grow more rapidly.
Moles can in rare cases be a sign of skin cancer so it’s important to detect them early and prevent them developing.
Mole removal from £310
Mole removal is a quick and highly effective procedure for the removal of cosmetic blemishes or moles with no cancer risk, which any patient would like removed purely for aesthetic reasons.
Mole removal is either a laser and/or surgical technique to ensure that all suspicious, worrying or unsightly moles are safely removed.
Mole removal is a quick, pain-free procedure to remove unwanted or worrying moles under local anaesthetic.
We offer a variety of techniques to remove moles, ranging from laser ablation, pigmentation removal, and mole shaving(1) (no stitches) to traditional surgical elliptical removal with stitches. Procedures takes about 15-20 minutes.
When is a mole worrying?
We recommend you seek a doctor’s advice for any of your moles if you notice one or more of the following symptoms:
- It has/is changing colour
- It has/is changing shape and size
- It is inflamed, itchy or painful
- It is protruding or causing irritation (for example, it’s catching on clothing)
We recommended you self check yourself every 2-3 months looking for the classic signs of skin cancer which are ABCDE – A – asymmetry B – Border C – colour D – diameter >6mm E – evolving.
What are the Benefits of Mole Removal
Our doctors and surgeons often will proceed with single or mulitple mole removals when
- the mole is protruding and is easily irritated by clothing (for example, catching on bras, belts etc)
- the mole is cosmetically bothering you and you would like it removed
- the mole is worrying and needs to be removed for testing (histology) and treatment to eliminate the risk of cancer
- the mole is considered potentially dangerous and you would rather eliminate the risk now than continue monitoring it and having regular check-ups
Why choose Cosmedics for mole removal
All our doctors at Cosmedics are trained in ‘dermoscopy’ to evaluate the type and depth of moles so that we can give advice on whether they are likely to be normal or not and how best to remove them.
Our London and Bristol mole removal clinics are CQC registered to ensure a high quality service. Patients are often worried about scarring however our doctors and surgeons’ expertise in treating thousands of patients every year ensures the best cosmetic results possible. We also pride ourselves that our costs for mole removal are competitively priced and start from £310.
Same day treatment
Patients always say to us how quick, easy and painless the whole process was. Most procedures only take 5-10 minutes and you can resume your normal activities straight away. See our patient journey in FAQ.
Mole removal options
- Shave excision(2) & laser surgery – no stitches& takes 5 minutes. Best for raised moles. Most popular
- Ellipse excision surgery – involves stitches & takes 20 minutes. Best for flat or suspicious moles.
- Radiosurgery mole removal for benign protruding moles.
- Laser treatments(3,4) – for small warts, moles, skin tags and red blemishes. Takes a few minutes.
- Cryotherapy / Freezing – for warts, skin tags and minor skin blemishes. Takes a few seconds.
Aftercare advice will be given to you in the consultation and a leaflet to take home along with any appropriate medications and or dressings. We have 24 hour care service so that if you have any issues, you can contact us night or day and we will respond promptly.
After the procedure, you can resume normal activities in most cases and a dressing is applied to keep the wound clean for a few days.
Any aftercare requirements will also be fully discussed and explained in your consultation. See our FAQ below for what to expect.
Allow 30-45 mins at the clinic
Immediate return to work
Mole Removal Costs
|Shave Excision +/- Laser|
Consultations with our doctors or surgeons cost £50 for mole removal. The consultation fee is redeemable against the price of mole removal treatment when carried out at the same appointment as the consultation.
Doctor consultations are purely for the moles’ patients request to have assessed for removal. Please book separately for a full body mole check.
Histology / Testing of the Mole
* All moles that are removed are sent to a separate laboratory for histology microscopic testing by a pathologist doctor to ensure the correct diagnosis. This is a standard requirement for good medical practice and results will be sent to you via encrypted email.
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Mole Removal FAQ: Questions & Answers
What happens during my mole removal?
The typical patient journey is once you have booked your appointment you will be seen by the doctor/surgeon to assess the mole; after which the treatment options are explained.
In most cases patients proceed to have the mole removed on the same day.
The mole is marked and a small injection of anaesthetic is placed just under the mole to numb it. After this you will NOT feel anything. The mole removal only takes a few minutes and a dressing placed over the top. Your wound in most cases will heal over 7-10 days and you can carry on normal activities thereafter.
What are moles?
Moles (or naevi) are a collective term for most skin lumps or blemishes that are often present on the face and body. They can be raised or flat, skin coloured or dark. Most are harmless but any changing moles should be examined by a doctor. Even harmless moles can be unwanted and yet are very simple to remove with the latest techniques.
Who will benefit from mole removal?
Mole removal is advised for men and women who have either:
- a cosmetic mole that is often on the face, nose or body ie unsightly or irritating, or catching on clothing or a razor; or moles that are flat or raised or have some degree of color can often be unsightly, catch on clothing and generally be a nuisance.
- a suspicious mole that is changing in size, shape or colour and/or itches and bleeds
How is mole removal done?
Mole removal from the face and body is done using a combination of surgery and laser to achieve the best cosmetic result. Local anaesthetic is used to ensure the procedure is painless.
The most common way to remove moles that protrude from the skin is by shave excision. The procedure involves using a derma blade to remove the mole parallel to the surface of the skin. This leaves a small superficial wound which is then cauterised with a laser to stop any bleeding and tidy the wound. The whole process takes about 20 minutes. No stitches are needed and healing takes about 1 to 2 weeks.
Occasionally we use an elliptical excision for moles that are suspicious or where the cosmetic result is likely to be better than a shave excision. It is a deep excision that removes the mole completely. A cautery laser is then used to stop any bleeding. The resulting wound requires stitches which can be either dissolvable or non-dissolvable depending on the site of removal. Your specialist will advise which method of cosmetic mole removal is most appropriate for you.
Radiosurgery can be also used where we feel the lesion would leave better results and less scarring. For a consultation or further advice please call us on 020 7386 0464.
Will I have a scar after mole removal?
All mole removal procedures, both surgical and laser mole removal surgery, will leave a small scar which is normally far less noticeable than the original mole.
We use the latest techniques to ensure any scarring is minimal.
Rarely, some people with very dark or light skin have an abnormal response to healing and end up with larger scars than usual (hypertrophic or keloid scars).
Are the moles histology tested?
Yes our medical guidelines state that we should send ALL mole specimens for testing.
The lesion/specimen goes to a separate laboratory and is examined under a microscope by another specialised histopathology doctor. This is the ONLY 100% way to determine if a mole is atypical or not as often normal looking moles can be ok on the surface but abnormal lower down. See above for mole testing costs.
Why does my mole need testing?
Mole removal and subsequent testing or histology of the mole or skin lesion is the only way of 100% diagnosis where there is a risk it may become malignant (cancerous).
Clinical observation and dermoscopic examination by doctors is an aide to help decide which may be problematic but do not give a 100% diagnosis which is why all moles are sent for testing.
Cosmedics send all moles to be independently analysed for our patients’ peace of mind.
How best can I reduce mole removal scarring?
Mole removal scarring is inevitable will all forms of mole removal however the skill of the surgeon is to limit this to a minimal degree that is almost not noticeable.
The mole removal technique is one important factor to help achieve the best results but also daily massaging with a scar treatment moisturiser over the scarred area can help in the first 3 months.
Silicon scar reduction gels can also come in plaster like dressings rather than gels that can be easier for areas where gels are not suitable.
How can I be sure these I will get the best results from my mole removal treatment?
Our team not only uses the best and latest mole removal procedures but our aftercare protocol ensures quick healing and minimal scarring. As part of our aftercare, we recommend the use of Kelo-cote UV silicone scar gel that is clinically proven to reduce scarring and protects the healing wound from sunlight.
Cosmedics now stock this product with UV protection which protects the healing wound from sunlight (which can delay healing). This means mole removal is ideal all year round with this added sun protection and you can be sure you are getting the best outcome possible.
What are the risks of mole removal?
Fortunately, with mole removal, the risks are very low and it is a safe and simple procedure.
With any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure however, there are potential side effects such as infection, bleeding and scarring. At Cosmedics our doctors and surgeons who are experts in dermatological surgery will ensure the highest standards of care.
What happens after mole removal surgery?
Skin moles removal surgery is relatively simple and in most cases you can return to normal activities the same day.
Can you recommend a mole removal cream or any over the counter remedies to try at home?
It is not safe to remove a colored mole if you don’t know what type of mole it is and also the scarring can be far worse than with conventional procedures.
We advise patients not to get rid of moles at home. Various over the counter or internet products and creams, or home remedies such as bloodroot, vinegar and other acids are not recommended.
What happens to the mole after it has been removed?
Most moles are sent for histology after the removal. This is the analysis of the mole which is done at a separate specialised laboratory using a high-powered microscope to detect any abnormal cells.
Although most moles can look normal to the naked eye, occasionally early abnormal cells can be lower in the skin, which could cause skin cancer – hence the need to send for analysis.
What information about mole removal is available on the NHS?
Cosmedics Skin Clinics are specialist in mole removal and we are able to charge affordable prices compared to private hospitals.
Where are your clinics that perform mole removal?
AFTERCARE INFORMATION – shave excision
For shave excisions we normally advise the following aftercare:
- If you have a dressing you will be told when it can be removed;
- Vaseline is normally then applied to keep the wound moist for 1 to 2 weeks until healed;
- The wound will be red for 2 to 3 weeks, which gradually settles over the next few months;
- Massaging with oils (bio-oil) or moisturising (dermatix) creams is advisable after 2 to 3 weeks to help reduce any scarring;
- If there is any increasing pain or redness, consult your doctor
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AFTERCARE INFORMATION – ellipse excision
For elliptical mole excisions we normally advise the following aftercare:
- Keep the wound dry for 2 days;
- Dressings can be left for up to a week;
- You will be informed as to whether your stitches are dissolvable or need to be removed;
- Over 1 to 2 weeks, in areas where the skin is under tension such as the back and legs, it is advisable to reduce exercises which would possibly stretch the wound;
- Steri-strips can be applied over the wound for up to 3 weeks to help the wound heal;
- After 3 weeks the wound can be massaged with oils bio-oil or silicon scar creams (dermatix);
- If there is any increasing pain or redness consult your doctor as it could be a sign of infection.
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Mole removal clinical references and studies
(1) Dermatol Surg
- Shave Excision Versus Elliptical Excision of Nonpigmented Intradermal Melanocytic Nevi: Comparative Assessment of Recurrence and Cosmetic Outcomes
- Leandra Camini 1, Ana Paula Dornelles Manzoni 1, Magda Blessmann Weber 1, Laura Luzzato 1, Andréa Santos Soares 2, Renan Rangel Bonamigo 3 4 5
- DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002666
- [Shave excision of melanocytic nevi of the skin: indications, technique, results].
- Breuninger H, Garbe C, Rassner G.Hautarzt. 2000 Aug;51(8):575-80. doi: 10.1007/s001050051174.PMID: 10997312 German.
- Deep shave excision of macular melanocytic nevi with the razor blade biopsy technique.
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2 – Shave excision of common acquired melanocytic nevi: cosmetic outcome, recurrences, and complications.
- Ferrandiz L, Moreno-Ramirez D, Camacho FM.Dermatol Surg. 2005 Sep;31(9 Pt 1):1112-5. doi: 10.1097/00042728-200509000-00005.PMID: 16164859
- The feasibility of the razor-blade shave technique in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant skin lesions on the face
- ten Koppel PG, Vuyk HD, Neumann HA.Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005 Jul 9;149(28):1561-7.PMID: 16038159 Review. Dutch.
3 – J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2009 Jul-Dec; 2(2): 88–91.
- Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser to Treat Nevomelanocytic Nevi
- SG Parasramani, CM Oberai, KR Amonkar, and S Naik
- doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.58521
4 – Ann Dermatol
- Efficacy and safety of 1,064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatment for removing melanocytic nevi
- Yoon Jee Kim 1, Kyu Uang Whang, Won Bok Choi, Hyun Jo Kim, Jae Young Hwang, Jung Hoon Lee, Sung Wook Kim
- DOI: 10.5021/ad.2012.24.2.162