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MOLE REMOVAL


Using the latest techniques – laser, surgical excision, or radiosurgery – we can remove unwanted and problematic moles. Our surgical team will provide you with a consultation, diagnosis, and treatment all in one appointment.

TREATMENT SUMMARY

Moles can be pigmented or colourless skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body. Some may change over time or even gradually disappear, whatever the shape or colour, most moles are harmless and cause no symptoms other than some discomfort if they rub against something. Some moles could indicate some other underlying issues


Procedure time
30 mins
Downtime
Up to 7 days
No. of treatments
1 treatment
Anaesthetic
Localised anaesthesia
Recovery
Swelling, bleeding, bruising
Pain level
Medium
Results
Immediate
Areas of treatment
Face & body

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is cauterisation?

Cauterisation involves using a device that effectively burns the lesion being treated. The procedure is quick with none to a very mild discomfort felt as the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. The lesion will normally scab and fall off.

What is excision?

This involves using a blade to surgically remove the lesion in its totality.  Stitches will be used, and a linear scar is created.  Moles that are removed can be sent off to the laboratory for a pathology report.

What is the aftercare advice?

You will be able to return home immediately after the procedure. You will be provided post-procedure care following your visit and may include applying an antibiotic ointment daily.

We will book you in for a review a week after the procedure to check the healing and remove any sutures.

What will the results look like?

This will be dependent on the type of repair performed and the size of the mole. All your expectations will be discussed with the Doctor as part of your consultation.

Is there any risk to having this treatment done?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with mole removal. Normal considerations include bleeding, swelling, and risk of infection, which with proper post-surgery care will be minimised.

Another risk worth considering is healing failure is associated with any cosmetic surgery, an uncommon complication is hypertrophic or keloid scarring, where an excessive lumpy scar is formed. Our highly-skilled, specialist team will be able to advise and consult you based on your individual needs.

After a few hours, you may notice a darkening of the treated area and/or scab formation, which will vanish again after two to ten days. The hairs dissolve after between five days and two weeks or fall out.

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