Mole removalThe Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic in Knightsbridge, London offers mole, skin tag, wart, cyst and other skin lesions removal by a well respected and experienced Cosmetic Dermatologist. In the case of certain lesions, our doctor offers a histology service where the specimen will be sent away for testing.
Dr. Salinda Johnson is registered and holds a license to practice with the General Medical Council. She is a highly experienced Cosmetic Dermatologist and performs these procedures on a daily basis with a very high success rate of minimal scarring. Our patients always compliment our Doctors’ professional, safe and gentle approach.
How common are these lesions?
Moles and skin tags are extremely common and most people have them. However, large, raised or unsightly moles and skin tags can be unattractive. This is especially so on the face but can also cause concern on any visible part of the body.
What is a mole?
A mole can be described as a blemish that appears on the face or body that can vary in size, shape and colour. Some moles are flat, while others can have a raised appearance. The majority of moles are usually harmless, however if you notice a change in colour or shape, or if the mole begins to irritate, then you should have it checked by a doctor as these symptoms could be signs of something more serious. Highly visible moles on the body or face can often lead to loss of confidence or embarrassment for certain individuals. Moles that restrict movement, or which are overly large, can sometimes result in pain and distress.
What is a skin tag?
A Skin tag is a small bit of protruding skin that often grows in the groin area, armpits, neck and eyelids. Although these are harmless, they can cause embarrassment for certain individuals and my get caught or tear when doing certain movements. This can be annoying and sometimes painful.
What is a wart?
A wart is typically a small growth that appears on a person’s hands or feet and looks like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. They may also appear in other parts of the body.
Warts have a rough texture and are caused by viruses, particularly one of several kinds of human papillomavirus. The virus causes keratin, which is a hard protein on the top layer of the skin, to grow too fast.
There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others as they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years. Fortunately there are fast and straightforward procedures for Mole removal, Wart, Skin Tag and Cyst removal which bring a renewed sense of confidence.
What is a cyst?
A cyst is a closed capsule or sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid, semisolid or gaseous material – very much like a blister. Cysts occur within tissue, and can affect any part of the body. They vary in size from microscopic to the size of some team-sport balls – large cysts can displace internal organs.
A cyst is not a normal part of the tissue where it is located. It has a distinct membrane and division on nearby tissue – the outer or capsular portion of a cyst is called the cyst wall. If the sac is filled with pus it is not a cyst, it is an abscess.
What is the histology?
Most skin lesions are sent to a laboratory for histology testing after their removal. This is the analysis which is done at a specialised laboratory using a high-powered microscope to detect any abnormal cells. Although most moles can look normal to the naked eye, occasionally early abnormal cells can be lower in the skin, which could cause skin cancer – hence the need to send for analysis.
We offer various methods of removal
- Shaving Method: The procedure involves using a dermablade to remove the mole parallel to the surface of the skin. This leaves a small superficial wound which may need cauterisation to stop any bleeding and tidy the wound. The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes. No stitches are needed and healing takes about 1 to 2 weeks. Mainly for moles and skin tags removal.
- Elipse Excision: a deep excision that removes the mole more completely. The resulting wound requires stitches which can be either dissolvable or non-dissolvable depending on the site of removal. The treatment takes about 45 minutes. Generally, it is a method to remove deep moles and cysts.
- Hyfrecater Treatment: Hyfrecator is a low-powered medical apparatus used in electrosurgery.It is used to destroy tissue directly, and to stop bleeding during minor surgery. This leaves a small superficial wound. The hyfrecator has a large number of uses, such as removal of warts, moles, skin tags and some other types of skin lesion. The treatment takes only a few minutes.
What does the treatment involve?
- Before the treatment: A thorough consultation is carried out by our specialist Doctor to determine which treatment is suitable for you. The mole, skin tag, wart or cyst will be carefully examined by our Specialist Dermatologist who will advise the best method of removal. You should inform the doctor if there is any recent change in colour, size, surface and shape of the lesions. A topical or local anaesthetic will be administered.
- During the Treatment: Upon agreement, the correct treatment option will be selected and administered for you by our doctor. Full aftercare will be discussed with you prior to beginning the procedure.
- After the treatment: You can resume you normal activities straight away. In most cases and a dressing is applied to keep the wound clean for a few days. Antibiotic cream will be prescribed to you to apply on the wounds until they have healed or the stitches removed. Specific post treatment instruction will be advised and given.If stitches are applied, you will be schedule to come back for stitches removal (free of charge) in 1-2 weeks.
Is the treatment painful?
Apart from the local anaesthetic injection which you may feel a little prick and sting at the beginning of the treatment for a second to numb the area, you should not feel any discomfort at all afterward. However, when the treatment is finished and anaesthetic effect wears off, slight discomfort may be experienced. Normally patients don’t really need to take any pain killers.
What are the risks of mole, skin tag and wart removal?
With any cosmetic surgery procedure however there are potential side-effects such as infection, bleeding and scarring. Fortunately, with mole removal, the risks are very low and it is a safe and simple procedure performed by our specialised Cosmetic Dermatologist.
Will I have a scar after the lesion is removed?
All skin lesion removal procedures, both surgical and Hyfrecator, will leave a small scar which is normally far less noticeable than the original mole. We use the latest techniques to ensure any scarring is minimal. Rarely, some people with very dark or light skin have an abnormal response to healing and end up with larger scars than usual (hypertrophic or keloid scars).
How can I reduce the scarring?
Scarring is inevitable for all forms of mole removal however the skill of the dermatologist is to limit this to a minimal degree that is hardly noticeable. The mole removal technique is one important factor to help achieve the best results but also daily massaging with a moisturiser over the scarred area can help in the first 3 months. Also some patients get better results with bio-oil or silicon gels such as dermatix or kelocote that can be purchased at the chemist and applied for the first 3 months. These silicon scar reduction gels can also come in plaster like dressings rather than gels that can be easier for areas where gels are not suitable.
How much does the treatment cost?
- Elipse excision and stitches: 1 lesion from £450*, additional lesion £350 each (Inclusive of Histology).
- Shaving excision: from £100 per lesion*
- Hyfrecator (Electrosurgery ): from £100 per lesion*
- Histology: Cost* will be discussed at your consultation if the removed lesions need to be checked. Some types of skin lesions such as skin tag may not need histology check.
- An optional post procedure cleaning kit is available for patients to purchase
Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Tear trough treatment procedure
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.
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*Price Note: Any prices quoted on this site are our standard prices. Be aware that prices may be subject to change without notice or tailored to your individual requirements or may be part of a promotion/special offer. You will be made fully aware of the total cost of any treatments following a free consultation before your treatment.