Smooth, clear skin is something of beauty. However, being the largest organ of the body, it’s no wonder we can experience raised lumps and bumps in a variety of places. Moles, whilst normally completely harmless, can appear unsightly and if on the face can make us self-conscious. The removal of benign lesions such as moles is usually not available on the NHS, as these treatments are considered cosmetic and not medically necessary. Therefore, here at Inspire Cosmetic Surgeons in Hale, Cheshire, we offer surgical mole removal so that you can achieve that beautiful clear skin that you’ve always wanted quickly and with no general anaesthetic, overnight hospital stays or significant clinical downtime.
Surgical mole removal is often referred to as removal by excision (cutting). The surgeon will map out the mole and clean the area. A numbing injection will then be administered, in order to completely negate any unpleasant sensation. This take a few minutes to take effect. Once the area is completely numb, the surgeon will then take a scalpel and cut the mole and a boarder surrounding the mole. Once the mole has been removed, sutures will be made to ensure a minimal scar is present afterwards. Mole removal using excision is usually undertaken in cosmetically sensitive areas.
If you are a healthy person who is looking to have their moles removed quickly and effectively without pain or reoccurring trips to the clinic for ongoing treatments, surgical mole removal will be a superb solution. However, before any treatment can commence, you will be asked to attend a no obligation consultation with your surgeon here at our Manchester clinic, so he can check your medical history and examine the areas to be treated. A skin cancer check may also be required, to ensure that the mole is not cancerous in any way. Once these checks have been made and are successful, you can return to the clinic for your procedure.
Once your mole has been excised, it will not return, as it has been permanently and physically cut out of your skin. If you are someone who has many moles, you may need to return for multiple treatments, as a certain number can only be removed at a time, to help your body heal effectively. Therefore, discussing the number of moles you would like to have removed in your initial consultation is recommended, so that the surgeon can estimate how many visits to the clinic you will need to make and which moles you would like removed as a priority.
As you have an injectable anaesthetic prior to the treatment, you won’t feel anything during your mole removal procedure. The area will be dressed afterwards and may feel a little sore once the numbing has worn off. However, taking some mild painkillers such as Paracetamol should ease the discomfort.
You will see the results immediately and within 2 weeks, the wound created should have healed. You will be asked to return to the clinic so that you can have any sutures removed and have the areas checked over to ensure they have healed effectively.