Mole Removal is an extremely popular treatment here at Persona. Unfortunately the NHS will not remove a mole for cosmetic purposes.
What is a Mole?
A Mole, or naevus, is a normal skin growth that develops when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) grow in groups. Moles can appear in a range of different colours, shapes and sizes.
Moles are common and normal and can appear raised or flat. However, they can appear as small, dark marks, or sometimes flesh-coloured small bumps, on your skin. Therefore it is extremely important to have your moles checked by your GP if they change in any way. Certain moles can become cancerous. In most cases any changes are age related and nothing to worry about.
Difference in Moles;
Most harmless moles are round or oval-shaped, with a smooth edge.
Moles can be flat or raised and may feel smooth or rough.
Sometimes moles have hair growing from them
Moles are usually darker on brown and black skin
How do we remove Moles?
Moles are removed in 1 of 2 ways.
This is when the moles are literally sliced off the skin. Therefore no stitches are required with this procedure and any scarring is usually very minimal.
In this procedure the mole is cut out of the skin. This is done in the case a mole being deeper in the skin. Stitches are required and they may be a small scar. These moles are often sent to the laboratory for testing.
An examination will need to be performed before the method of removal can be determined. At Persona Medical Aesthetics, we believe in taking a personal yet professional approach. During your free consultation with our medical team, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and go through any details you are not sure about.
Please note a 50% deposit will be needed on all skin surgery appointments.