Mole Removal

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With new advances in surgery and laser treatments most moles are easy to remove without any pain and leave minimal if any scarring. Cosmedics uses the best techniques for mole removal surgery and laser to ensure the best outcomes possible at our private clinics.

Mole removal costs from £295

mole removal londonAs we are dedicated mole removal specialists we able  to offer affordable prices starting at £295.

We also offer a unique ‘see and treat’** service that encompasses the latest technology so that moles can be removed on the same day as the consultation and patients return to normal daily life straight after. We also offer specific treatments for same-day wart removal & skin tag removal as well as sebaceous cysts.

ALL treatments are by accredited doctors. Call us and see how we can help you. 

Treatment Information

Prices

Mole Removal at our London and Bristol Clinics

The cost of mole removal is totally inclusive of local anaesthetic, dressings and any follow-up required. We recommend histology / testing of moles wherever deemed appropriate*.

Doctor Consultation** £50:

Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).

Shave Excision +/- Laser

No stitches, minimal scarring, pain-free. This is the most common procedure we use.

Moles

Surgery Cost

Histology* Cost

Total Cost

1

£295

£85

£380

2

£445

£105

£550

3

£595

£125

£720

4

£745

£145

£890

5

£895

£165

£1,060

Ellipse Excision

For removal of larger moles or certain flat or suspicious moles that requires stitches (dissolvable in most cases).

Moles

Surgery with Stitches Cost

Histology* Cost

Total Cost

1

from £450

£85

£535

2

from £650

£105

£755

3

from £900

£125

£1,025

* Histology or mole testing – It is our policy that ALL mole specimens deemed appropriate are sent for testing for patient safety, good clinical practice and ultimate peace of mind.

This involves the mole that is removed being sent to another laboratory where it is examined by a doctor to ensure all the layers of the skin are normal. Very occasionally even moles that look fine after removal can be found to have abnormalities lower down. This microscopic histopathology testing is the only 100% guarantee the mole is normal.

Notes

  • Prices above are a guide to the costs and the exact price can only be determined once the doctor has examined the mole and advice given as to the best way of removal. Larger and more complex moles are likely to incur a higher fee.
  • Doctor consultations are purely for the moles patients request to have assessed for removal and do not constitute a full body mole check. This is available as a separate service for a top-to-toe review of your skin and identification of any worrying lesions.  Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (**note: ‘See and treat’ same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).

Skin Tags, Wart Removal, Cyst Removal:

Cosmedics doctors also offer Skin tag removal from  £160, Wart removal from £160, Laser wart removal –  for resistant, large or genital warts from £295 and Cyst Removal from £450.

Your Consultation

At your consultation your mole will be examined by one of our expert skin doctors to assess the best method of removal often using a polarised light (dermatocope) to help identify the type and depth of the mole. This revolutionary device makes our assessment of moles much more accurate and helps decide the best way to remove certain moles. Full body mole checks are also available.

Occasionally, if we feel the cosmetic outcome would not be beneficial, we would advise against any treatment.  However, our range of treatments means that the vast majority of moles can be removed quickly, easily and painlessly.

Treatment Options – laser, surgery, freezing

– Shave excision 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.

– Laser treatments – 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. – Radiosurgery mole removal for benign protruding moles.

‘See and treat’ service

At all our clinics our doctors offer same day mole removal that means just the one appointment and the procedure done there and then. Our latest techniques often mean no follow up appointments are required either as each clinic is specifically designed for mole removal by laser and or surgery.

‘See and treat’ same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge)

As part of the consultation we discuss all the risks, benefits and likely results as part of our full informed consent process. Pictures may also often be taken as part of the assessment that are kept as a confidential record of before the procedure.

After the procedure you can resume normal activities in most cases and a dressing is applied to eeep the wound clean for a few days.

Before and after photos for mole, skin tag and wart removal can be seen on our picture gallery.

Histology / Testing of the Mole

Once the moles are removed in most cases the removed piece of skin is sent for testing at a separate laboratory where it is examined under a microscopy by a pathologist doctor to ensure they are no early changing cells lower down in the skin that is not always visible to the naked eye. This practice of sending the moles for testing is the gold standard and anything less does not meet good medical practice.

Regardless of which procedure is undertaken, it is our policy to send all specimens we deem appropriate for testing. Mole testing is carried out at a separate laboratory where the excised mole tissue is examined under a microscope by a specialist doctor to ensure that there are no early changes. This is for patient safety and good clinical practice.

Information on Skin Moles

Moles on the face and body are common and we often get more moles as we age. Moles that have never changed or have grown as we age are rarely a problem unless they catch when shaving or on clothes or are simply cosmetically unacceptable. Other moles that change rapidly in size shape and color and are new moles often need to be assessed by your doctor to ensure it is not a worrying or suspicious mole.

Cosmedics offer painless mole removal surgery or laser mole removal for all facial and body moles. Treatment only takes about 20 minutes at our clinics in Bristol and London.


Patient Review

“I was so nervous about needles that I nearly did not have it done. I dont know why I was worrying as it was all over so quickly and really did not feel a thing.  Cosmedics really did look after me as they were so professional and understanding”

Kim D. Brighton

Who will benefit from mole removal, skin tag or wart 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

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 dermascopic examination by doctors are an aide to help decide which maybe 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.

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.

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 a shave excision. The procedure involves using a dermablade 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.

How much does mole removal cost ?

Mole removal cost starts from £295 and the prices are totally inclusive of all fees apart from histology which is from £80.

How can I be sure these I will get the best results

Kelo-coteOur 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 silicon 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 happens to the mole / skin tag 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.

Are the moles tested / histology ?

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  specialisted 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. This costs from £80.

Will I have a scar after the mole / skin tag removal?

All mole removal procedures, both surgical and laser, 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).

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 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.

Where are your clinics that perform mole removal?

Cosmedics UK have a mole removal clinics in Harley StreetCity of LondonPutneyKnightsbridgeCanary Wharf and Bristol.

What information about mole removal is available on the NHS?

Cosmetic mole removal by laser or surgery is not performed on the nhs and waiting times for non urgent care can be very long. Cosmedics clinics are specialist in mole removal and we are able to charge affordable prices compared to private hospitals.

Do you advise mole removal cream at home or any over the counter remedies?

We advise patients that to get rid of moles at home using various over the counter remedies or creams such as bloodroot, vinegar and other acids is not recommended. It is not safe to remove a colored mole if you dont know what type of mole it is and also the scarring can be far worse than with conventional procedures.

Aftercare recommendations

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.

For elliptical 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.

How best can I reduce the scarring?

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. These 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.

What techniques are available with bad scarring to help improve them?

Silicon gels can be used as well as massaging however this can be slow and not always work. The worst forms of scarring are hypertrophic or keloid scarring that commonly occur in fair skin or darker skin types in areas such as the chest, breast and shoulders. Treatments for this are difficult and in some cases can make them worse. The main treatments involve steroid injections into the scar or steroid tape. These often need to be repeated every 2-3 months to see the best results. IPL laser can also help reduce the redness.

What aftercare is provided?

We don’t normally need to see a patient again after mole, skin tag removal surgery as the wounds heal very quickly. If we decided to send any moles for testing we will write to you in 1 to 2 weeks to inform you of the result. If you have any problems we will ensure they are dealt with quickly.

Key Facts

Cosmedics dedicated clinics with latest technology ensure :

  • best results with minimal scarring
  • numbing injections with tiny specialist needles that makes treatment painfree
  • quick treatment times (most done in under 20 minutes)
  • walk-in walk-out same day procedures
  • specialist aftercare to help with recovery and improved healing
  • affordable costs

Before & After

“So quick and not painful at all. Wish I had done it sooner”
Carol A.

Miss M.G. mole removal for a cosmetic mole on her cheek by shave excision.

Mr C.B.  mole on his nose was removed by laser surgery with minimal visible scarring.

A prominent large and dark mole was removed from the middle of the chin. Medically harmless it had caused years of embarrassment.

Before and after photos showing removal of 2 prominent eyelid moles.

Images showing before and after removal of a mole above the top lip.

Removal of an awkward mole by the patient’s right eye

Removal of a large and obtrusive mole by the lip

Before & After Photos

Before and after mole removal. A large mole above the lip was removed using the shave excision technique for minimal scarring.

This patient’s mole beneath the eye was removed using laser mole removal surgery.

A facial mole was removed from the patient’s nose/cheek area.
There is only a minimal scar visible.

Miss L.W. had her chest mole removed by shave surgery and laser for best outcome.

Mole removal from the chin area, before and after surgery.

I am so happy with the results!
The removal and recovery was so quick and painless that I regret not doing it years ago.

This facial mole was removed straightaway in the consultation, leaving the skin clearer

Patient Review

“So glad my mole has gone. I wished I had done it sooner as it was not nearly a big deal as I thought. Cosmedics really did a wonderful job and so professional that I really could not see any mark and that was only 2 weeks later!”

Mark Savage London

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    1. It is difficult to say without seeing the spot, but Cosmedics do offer a choice of treatments for skin lesions of all shapes and sizes. If you wish, you can send a photograph to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we can get a doctor’s opinion; although you would still need a consultation in person before treatment.

  1. I need to write to say thank you so much to doctor Daniel Thio and Sarah for removing my mole last Saturday. It was such an enjoyable experience at Lytchfield House in Clifton. I was greated by a lovely man who gave me coffee in the very plush waiting room. I was then met by dr Thio himself who was so relaxed and professional. We talked through the whole process of all my options and I was given all the time I needed. We decided that a shave excision was the best for me.

    I would say to anyone if you are in doubt or think they may hack your face to pieces (which I did,!) TRUST HIM. The whole process is over in five minutes and does not hurt at all. It’s now Thursday and it has healed over so well. I kept the area covered with Vaseline which you do for about a week and after that you are mole free! I wish I knew about this clinic years ago.

    THANK you so much,!

    1. Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you are pleased with the results and have passed your comments onto Dr Daniel Thio too.

  2. Hi, I’m considering having 2 moles removed from my face but I’m a little apprehensive to the possibility of a scar. I also live approx. 4 hours from London/Bristol. Would it be possible for me to send a picture to have an idea if it would be possible to remove them before booking a consultation and travelling down to London? Thank you!

    1. Yes, please send a photograph of the moles to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we will ask a Mole Removal Doctor for their opinion. You would still need a consultation before treatment, but hopefully it is helpful to get some advice in advance.

  3. Hi, I was wondering if I could email a picture of my mole to you so I could get an estimate of how much it would cost to remove & also what procedure needs to be done? Thank you xo

    1. Yes, please send a photograph of your mole to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we will ask a Mole Removal Doctor for their opinion. This is not a substitute for a proper consultation, but hopefully it is helpful to get some advice in advance of booking your appointment.

  4. I have a raised mole in the corner of my eye (carancula) would this be able to be removed?? If so, would laser treatment be best? As it is in my eye?

    1. This would probably require an oculoplastic surgeon due to proximity to the eye. However, if you wish you can send a photograph of your mole to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we will ask a Doctor to give advice.

  5. Dear Cosmedics Skin Clinic,
    I have two facial moles that I would like to have removed. I can send you a picture so you can ascertain the procedure you would recommend for their removal. I am anxious about scarring so if you could please assure me that this would either not happen or be virtually indistinguishable. I very much look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
    Sophie Martin.

    1. Any mole removal will leave a scar, although we use techniques to minimise it and scars do become less apparent over time – patients would usually rather have the small scar than the original mole itself.
      Please send a photograph of the blemishes to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we can ask a doctor to provide some advice specifically for you. You would still need a consultation before treatment, but may find it helpful to get some advice in advance.

  6. I would just like to say that I had a mole removed on my face in Bristol (earlier message left by myself just after the procedure) and it’s only been a couple of months but I can’t see any scar , only when I shine a really bright light onto my face with no make up on but my husband can’t notice it at all.

  7. I would just like to leave some lovely feed back I had a large raised mole removed of my right cheek 4 weeks ago and I just can’t get over how lovely and relaxed the whole experience was Dr Perry removed my mole who was absolutely lovely and made me feel at ease, like many I was very worried too about the scaring as it being quite large and on my face, but I’m over the moon with the end result you can hardly notice at all, it’s given me so much more confidence I feel great now mr moley moley has now gone. thank you soooo much I can’t thank you enough, one very happy lady Thank you Dr Perry & your lovely Team Mand xxxx

    1. Hi Amanda, thank you so much for leaving your feedback, we really appreciate it and are glad you’re so pleased with the result.

  8. Hello,

    I have a few flat dark/black small spots around my face, nothing compared to moles or skin moles, just normal small spots. Would there be a procedure to remove them as I would like to have a clear face.

    Regards

    Fabricio Jacome Aules

    1. It is difficult to advise on this without seeking the spots. If you would like to email a photograph of the problem to info@cosmedics.co.uk we can ask a doctor to give an opinion. This is no substitute for a face to face consultation, but can help to give an idea of the likely nature of the problem and treatment required.

    1. Mole removal via shave excision, which is normally used for flat moles, costs from £295. In addition, there is a £80 fee for mole testing. All mole removal costs are subject to consultation with a doctor to properly assess the mole and at this point, the best treatment would be confirmed together with cost.

    1. We would need to examine the mole to confirm a definite price, but mole removal starts from £295 for small moles using laser or shave excision. In addition there is a standard £80 charge for mole testing (histology). If you wish you can email a photo of the mole to info@cosmedics.co.uk for further advice.

  9. I just wanted to leave feedback re: mole removal I had done at the Harley St clinic at the end of Oct ’14 by Dr Ross Perry. I had 2 raised moles above my lip. I suppose I’d got used to them but deep down wanted to get them removed but never brave enough. I decided months ago it was now or never and booked an appointment about 2 months in advance! I’m so glad I didn’t back out and went for it! The whole procedure was straight forward and I felt at ease even though I was a bit nervous.Everything was so professional yet friendly. I’m not great with clinics or hospitals so this was a tough one for me but I braved it out! I was given 2 creams/gel to use (until Feb 15) and a cold sore plaster to cover the ‘wounds’ for the first 2 weeks – which were great to avoid infection. Also, easy to wear makeup over. It’s coming up to 4 weeks now since the procedure and I’m so happy with how they look! I just have faded marks/circles where the moles were but they’re healing so well. I can easily cover them with make up and if they’ve healed this well in a few weeks then I’m sure they’ll fade even more over the coming months! 🙂 I really wish I’d done this years ago but the what if questions held me back. I just wanted to say THANK YOU very much to Dr Perry and the staff member in the clinic that day because I’m more confident in myself now. Thank you!

  10. hi my skin is mixed so im half white and half black i have some flat black moles on my face is it even possible to remove them ? because of my skin type.

    1. We can certainly try to provide advice based on your photos, but this is never a substitute for proper face to face diagnosis in a consultation with a doctor. If you wish to send a photograph to get some initial feedback, please email it to info@cosmedics.co.uk.

    1. We have removed many moles on or around the lip – you will see a few in the before/after photos. However, every case is different; so if you would like an opinion prior to coming for consultation, please email a photo to info@cosmedics.co.uk.

    1. Yes, patients can choose to send a photograph of their mole to info@cosmedics.co.uk and we will ask a Doctor to give an opinion. This does not replace a face to face consultation, but will give you some idea of what is likely to be involved in terms of treatment.

    1. Yes, most skin lesions can be removed in the same appointment. This has the added advantage of allowing you to redeem the consultation fee against your treatment.

    1. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not normally cover such treatments and we have no arrangements in place.

  11. Good morning,

    Do you remove moles from more “private area” ? Most of the examples are on the face… If that’s the case would it still be possible to remove it the same day of the appointment ?

    Thanks in advance
    Eliza

    1. Yes, we do remove moles from genital/intimate areas and our doctors are always careful to make the experience as comfortable as possible. The vast majority of moles are removed in the same appointment as the consultation, which saves the need for a revisit if you wish to go ahead. We also discount the £50 consultation fee where the mole is removed straightaway.

  12. Hi,
    I’ve had a mole removed with you before. Me and my sister would like one mole removed each. Would we get the discount price for two moles if we came in together?

    1. Sorry we can’t discount mole removal apart from if you have treatment at the same time as the consultation, in which case we are able to discount the consultation fee.

  13. I have been diagnosed with a cancerous mole on my back but the nhs waiting list is 5months can I get it done quicker

    1. Hi Kerry, we’re very sorry to hear about your diagnosis and waiting list issues. Please book an appt with Dr Ross Perry or Dr Ven Samarasinghe and they can assess the mole and arrange removal if appropriate at one of our London clinics. Please call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk to book.

    1. We can usually arrange an appointment within a matter of days (it could well be this week depending on clinic times and appointment availability). The mole can normally be removed in the same appointment if you and the doctor both agree to go ahead. This saves a revisit and we are also able to deduct the consultation fee off the treatment price if it is carried out at the same time. Please email info@cosmedics.co.uk or call 020 7386 0464 if you wish to book.

  14. I had my mole excised yesterday, and I just want to say I was so impressed and Dr Ross Perry did an excellent job. Felt very comfortable and looked after.

    Andrea

  15. Hello
    I have about 8 to 9 very very small flat dark brown moles on my face, so I’m wondering if you are going to charge me for each of them individually?

    Many Thanks

    1. There is a discount for having more than one mole removed at a time. Our normal price is £895 for 5 moles to be removed by laser treatment. However, costs are always confirmed after seeing the lesions as every individual patient’s requirements vary. If you would like a more accurate quote in advance of an appointment with a doctor, you could email a photo of your moles in confidence to info@cosmedics.co.uk.

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