We treat a wide range of skin lesions at our clinic and one of the types we see most often is the skin tag. In this article we look more at why we remove skin tags, and the different methods that our Doctors and Surgeons use. [Read more…] about How are Skin Tags removed?
Seborrhoeic Keratosis Removal is one of the procedures we most frequently carry out at our clinics. To find out more about them and how they are removed, we joined our Medical Director Mr David Watt in the Minor Ops Suite at our Leeds-Bradford clinic. Read on, or scroll to watch videos of the procedure and our patient’s feedback after her treatment. [Read more…] about VIDEOS: What is a Seborrhoeic Keratosis?
Updated March 2019 with new before and after photos.
Dr Andrew Smith is a GP specialising in Skin Surgery and works for the NHS in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
He is highly experienced in the use of medical grade lasers for mole removal and has worked at our Leeds-Bradford Clinic in Guiseley for six years.
We took some time with him to discuss the questions we are most frequently asked about about Laser Mole Removal.
How long does the procedure take?
From start to finish, a Laser Mole Removal appointment takes about 30 minutes. Mostly this involves discussion about the procedure and the aftercare. The actual laser treatment only takes approximately 5 minutes for each mole. [Read more…] about Laser Mole Removal – Dr Andrew Smith answers the most frequently asked questions…
“I am going to be 50 next year and I just want to look as good as I can for my age. After serious consideration, I took the decision to have an eyelid lift. Watch this video and find out more about my experience.”
Tracey addressed signs of ageing and tiredness by opting for an Eyelid Surgery. The procedure is called an Upper Blepharoplasty and is carried out by our Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr David Watt. A blepharoplasty removes folds of loose skin and fatty deposits within them, to produce a less-tired and more youthful appearance.
*Please note that this video contains footage of real life surgery. [Read more…] about WATCH THE VIDEO: Dramatic Results from Eyelid Surgery
A question that we are often asked at the clinic:
The simple answer is no, a GP referral is not necessary. Many of our patients do come to us with a referral from their GP, but it is not a requirement. We are medically registered to be able to treat you if you self-refer to us.
“There is an increasing prevalence of skin cancers in the UK, so non-suspicious (benign) moles are very rarely removed on the NHS. To get a benign mole removed, you would almost always need to do so privately and will be charged a fee.” (Source: NHS UK)
At the Skin Surgery Clinic, consultations and procedures are always carried out by a GP or a Consultant. There will be no difference in the level of care that you will receive and the information that you will be given about your mole, whether you go to your own GP or come and see us, except perhaps that our Doctors have a special interest in skin concerns and see a greater number of moles in their daily practice.
There will be no change to your future eligibility of free NHS services if you choose to seek private treatment for mole removal.
“If I’d known it was that easy…”
This is something we hear our patients say all the time after their treatments. [Read more…] about See The Treatment – Watch a Skin Tag Being Removed
If you’re interested in treatment, please visit our Skin Tag Removal page.
These strange looking skin growths are very common and are benign (harmless), occurring equally in both males and females. They are small and soft in appearance and can be either flesh-coloured or brown, looking much like tiny pockets of hanging skin; in fact, they often project from the surrounding skin from a tiny narrow stalk (they are pedunculated.)
Skin tags are composed of a core of fibres and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells and a covering or epidermis.
Skin tags are typically only a few mm in diameter (2 – 5mm), but some can grow as large as 5cm, about the size of a fig.
The medical name for skin tags (or skin tabs as they are sometimes known) is acrochordons.
Malignant melanoma incidence rates in the UK have quadrupled in the last thirty years. Take a look at the ABCDE method of checking your moles and make an appointment with your GP if any of your moles are worrying you.
The medical team at Good Skin Days remove over 100 moles per month with fantastic results for our patients. Good Skin Days is becoming the destination clinic for Mole Removal in Yorkshire.
This is the third part of our introductory series on mole removal. We have already looked whether you should decide to go ahead with mole removal and your options for either surgical or laser mole removal.
In the second part of our series on moles, we look at the two options for having a mole removed.
In the first of a three-part series on moles, we look at some of the science of moles on the skin and explain the options for either surgical or laser mole removal.
Joseph Kovacs – Treated August 2013 by Mr David Watt
The clinic is very clean and welcoming, the staff are also very friendly and helpful. The actual treatment was quick and effective and the two moles that I had removed have healed very quickly with minimal scarring. Really happy with the mole removal on the lower eyelid, I thought it would be impossible to treat with a laser but Mr Watt did a fantastic job. The aftercare service was impeccable!”
R Harrison – Treated July 2013 by Dr Rachael Kay
”From my first visit to the Skin Surgery Clinic they were very professional and happy to answer all my questions. On the day of treatment Lorraine & Dr Kay immediately put me at ease. Iam very happy with the results of my treatment and would recommend the Skin Surgery Clinic to my family & friends.”
Lauren Richardson – Treated July 2013 by Mr David Watt
Lovely friendly staff who gave me all the information and reassurance I needed about the procedure. Over the moon with the results, extremely neat & tidy finish”.
For more information or to view our mole removal before and after pictures please click here. If you have a mole that you would like removing then call the clinic on 01943 882011 to book your consultation today.