What to Expect after Shave Excision Mole Removal

03 Mar 2015 | Category: Medical
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Information IconMole removal experts Cosmedics Skin Clinics have produced a handy ‘day by day’ guide to show patients what to expect after having shave excision mole removal

The at-a-glance guide describes what to expect in terms of:

  • the wound – how it will look and feel
  • aftercare – what to do to aid healing and minimise scarring

Day by Day Guide to Mole Removal Healing

Timeline /days What to expect at the wound What to do
1-3 Red, slight swollen, mild discomfort easing off Vaseline / dressing
3-10 Red at edges, green /yellow in middle and little or no pain Vaseline / dressing
10-14 Wound heals over Vaseline / dressing
14-28 Fully healed and red Massage with bio-oil or silicon gels
1-3 months Redness fading to pink Massage with bio-oil or silicon gels. Sunblock if in the sun
3-9 months Pink area fading to skin color or slightly lighter and any lumpiness flattening out. Sunblock if in the sun. Occasionally some brown color at the base of the wound can remain or reappear. If this is a concern please revisit us as this can easily be removed.

A spokesperson for Cosmedics said:

“When considering any procedure or treatment, no matter how minor it is important to understand exactly what to expect.

“We take time to fully discuss all aspects of the procedure and recovery before carrying out any treatment, but to help patients to prepare and make their decision, we’ve produced online information to provide further insight.”

Mole Removal Surgery

Cosmedics’ team of doctors offer mole surgery using a variety of techniques. Laser mole treatment is popular for smaller lesions as it is quick, pain-free and minimises scarring. For larger moles, surgery is usually the best option with shave excision or ellipse excision (with stitches).

All moles are tested as a matter of course and a full histology report gives peace of mind even when there was no need for concern.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk for an appointment.

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