Before & After Photos
Large facial mole removal results
Before and after facial mole removal
Removal of a large congenital mole on the eyebrow that had been there since birth. This is part one of 2 procedures called a ‘serial excision’ where we remove the mole over 2 sessions as it is too big to do in one go.
The advantages of a ‘serial excision’ are that not only is the scar much smaller but it also allows time for the skin to relax and not distort the surrounding areas before doing a second refinement procedure 6-9 months later to reduce it further.
Mole by eye removed with minimal scar results
Mole on lip removal results
Prominent mole on chin removed
Facial mole removal London
Removal of a large mole from the eyebrow using surgical excision technique and small stitches.
A facial mole removed using ellipse excision surgery. The tiny stitches will be removed to leave a very small scar.
A large and uncomfortable mole cyst on the lip removed using ellipse surgery.
Removal of a large, dark and prominent mole using surgery excision.
Images showing before and after removal of a mole above the top lip.
This facial mole was removed straightaway in the consultation, leaving the skin clearer
This raised mole was annoying situated very close to the eye. It was quickly and painlessly removed.
An annoying raised but colourless mole was removed from the side of the nose.
A bothersome mole was removed from the side of the nose, leaving skin smoother.
Removal of a large and obtrusive mole by the lip
Chin mole removed quickly and painlessly.
Mole removal from the chin, getting rid of a prominent large and unwanted mole with our advanced laser.
Mole on nose before and after
Shave excision removal of a large mole on the right lip
Forehead mole removed using shave excision.
Miss M.G. mole removal for a cosmetic mole on her cheek. The mole was removed by shave excision.
Mole on the lower cheek removed by shave excision.
Mole removal with no stitches before and after results
Chin mole removal before and after results
Facial mole removal before and after results
Facial mole removal results
With new advances in surgery and laser treatments most moles are easy to remove without any pain. What’s more, our doctors’ advanced techniques mean that you can expect minimal if any scarring.
Mole removal costs from £310
As we are dedicated mole removal specialists, we able to offer affordable prices starting at £310.
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.
Should I Worry About Skin Moles?
Moles on the face and body are common and we often get more moles as we age. Moles can become a problem when they catch when shaving or on clothes or are simply cosmetically unacceptable. New moles or those that change rapidly in size shape and colour need to be assessed by your doctor to ensure it is not a worrying or suspicious mole.
Painless mole removal
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.
Before and after photos for mole, skin tag and wart removal can be seen on our picture gallery.
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 & Treat’ service
At all of our clinics, our doctors offer same-day mole removal that means just the one appointment and the procedure is 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 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.
5 - 20 minutes
Heals like a graze over 7-10 days. Ok to resume normal activities straight away in most cases
Minimal if any scarring
|Shave Excision +/- Laser|
*The £50 consultation fee is redeemable against the price of mole removal treatment treatment when carried out at the same appointment as the consultation (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).
At your consultation, your mole will be examined by one of our expert skin doctors using a dermatoscope (magnified polarised light) that has revolutionised mole examinations to help identify the type and depth of the mole and thus ensure the best mole removal method is chosen.
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.
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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FAQs – Mole removal
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.
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 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.
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?
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?
Cosmetic mole removal by laser or surgery is not performed on the NHS and waiting times for non urgent care can be very long. See https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/nhs-services-and-treatments/can-i-get-a-mole-removed-on-the-nhs/ for information.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics are specialist in mole removal and we are able to charge affordable prices compared to private hospitals.
What techniques are available to help improve bad scarring?
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.
Where are your clinics that perform mole removal?
We carry out mole removal at all of Cosmedics Skin Clinics locations in London and Bristol.
Will I have a scar after mole 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 aftercare is required after shave excision mole removal?
What aftercare is required after ellipse excision mole removal?
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.