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Mole Removal in London

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Mole Removal in London 

Elite Skin London: Mole Removal

Moles, also known as naevi, are small growths on the skin that come in various sizes and shapes. Typically brown or black, they can appear anywhere on the body. While most moles are harmless, if you have concerns about a suspicious mole, it's crucial to see a Dermatologist promptly.

Having numerous moles is a significant risk factor for developing malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Other risk factors include family history, fair skin, and prolonged sun exposure. Although skin cancers are more prevalent as you age, melanoma is unfortunately one of the most common cancers among young women.

Moles naturally differ in size and shape, but any moles that look unusual, change appearance, or exhibit symptoms like itching, bleeding, or weeping should be promptly evaluated by a dermatologist. These signs could indicate skin cancer.

Early detection saves lives, so it's vital to regularly examine your skin for any abnormal changes in moles and skin. Our experienced team at Elite Skin London specializes in mole removal treatments for both medical and aesthetic reasons.

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Understanding Moles:

Moles, or dark, brown-colored spots on the skin, are clusters of pigment cells known as melanocytes. They can also appear pink, flesh-colored, black, or blue, and individuals typically have between 10 and 40 moles on their bodies. Some may have hundreds. Moles vary in size, shape, and texture, appearing either raised or flat.

While most moles are harmless, any changes in appearance or symptoms such as itching, bleeding, or weeping should prompt a dermatologist evaluation.

Reasons for Mole Removal

Our dermatologists may recommend mole removal for several reasons:

  • The mole shows signs of skin cancer.

  • It appears atypical and could become cancerous in the future.

  • It causes discomfort or affects self-esteem.

  • Raised moles catch on clothes.

  • Cosmetic mole removal is desired.

Mole Removal For Cosmetic Reasons

If you seek mole removal for cosmetic reasons, our team of specialists can assist you. Benign moles, cysts, or other skin lesions can be removed for cosmetic purposes. Moles on the face or neck that are constantly visible are often removed for cosmetic reasons.

All moles removed undergo histological analysis to detect any abnormal cells or signs of skin cancer.

Comprehensive Guide to Mole Removal: Procedure Overview

Your skin lesion can be effectively removed using a technique called Hyfrecation, which utilizes heat energy applied to the area through a specialized machine known as a Hyfrecator. This method efficiently destroys small skin lesions, albeit leaving behind a superficial burn that may initially swell and appear unsightly. However, rest assured that this is a transient natural progression and will subside over time. It's common for a scab to form post-procedure; it's important not to disturb it as it signifies healing occurring beneath the surface. Typically, the scab will naturally fall off after about a week.

Following the procedure, it's essential to keep the treated area dry for approximately 36 hours. Once this period has passed, you can gently cleanse the area to maintain cleanliness. Moisturizing the area is crucial for promoting healing and minimizing scarring. You can achieve this by applying a moisturizing cream suitable for daily skincare, such as pure white soft paraffin BP or Vaseline, both readily available from pharmacies. It's advisable to continue moisturizing the area for at least 6 months, if possible.

After the area has fully healed (usually within 1-3 weeks), consider using silicone gel or patches to further aid in scar reduction. These products can be purchased from major pharmacies, such as Boots, offering various brands like Scar Reduction Pad, Elastoplast Scar Reduction Patches, Cica-Care by Smith and Nephew, or Dermatix gel. Follow the instructions provided on the packaging for optimal results. Additionally, it's crucial to protect the treated area from sun exposure for a minimum of three to six months post-operation. Skin-colored micropore adhesive tape, available at pharmacies, can be utilized to shield the "scar" from sunlight.

While most areas heal without visible scarring, there may be slight discoloration, which typically resolves within a month to six weeks. It's important to note that the final cosmetic result may not be apparent until a year has passed. Please be aware that there is always a risk of a permanent mark or raised scar following treatment.

For the comprehensive checking and removal of three moles or skin tags, the price is £300.

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Mole Removal:Pre-care and After-care

Pre-care:

  • Your skin lesion can be removed by a technique called Hyfrecation, which is an application of heat energy to the area using a special machine called a Hyfrecator.

  • It destroys the small skin lesions and leaves a superficial burn which may swell and look unsightly.

  • Don't worry as this is its transient natural progression, and will settle.

  • A scab may form - don't disturb it as healing is progressing underneath it.

  • If a scab has formed, it will fall off after a week or so.

  • Keep the area dry for about 36 hours following the procedure.

After-care:

  • After 36 hours, gently wash the area to keep it clean and moisturize it to help it heal with minimal or no scarring.

  • Apply moisturizing cream, pure white soft paraffin BP, or Vaseline to the area for about 6 months if possible.

  • After healing (usually 1-3 weeks), consider applying silicone gel or patches to further aid in scar reduction.

  • Protect the treated area from sun exposure for at least three to six months post-operation.

  • Cover the "scar" with skin-colored micropore adhesive tape to shield it from the sun if necessary.

  • While most areas heal without visible scarring, there may be slight discoloration, which typically resolves within a month to six weeks.

  • Note that the final cosmetic result may not be apparent until a year has passed.

  • Be aware that there is always a risk of a permanent mark or raised scar following treatment.

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