In the second part of our series on moles, we look at the two options for having a mole removed.
At Good Skin Days, we have two methods of removing moles, one is Laser Mole Removal, the other is Surgical Excision. The Erbium:YAG laser is the preferred option for Laser Mole Removal – this is a Class Four medical grade laser, considered the ‘gold standard’ in Laser Mole Removal. The other option available to our patients is the removal of the mole by Surgical Excision. The consulting member of our medical team will be able to recommend the most suitable of the two options for your requirements. Both of these treatments will be carried out under local anaesthetic, to reduce any discomfort.
Only one session is necessary to remove a mole, whether Laser or Surgical Removal is used. A superficial wound about the size of the mole removed will be visible immediately post-treatment and this can take up to two weeks to heal. You will be given thorough after-care advice to aid the healing process and a follow up appointment, generally two weeks after the initial treatment, will take place to ensure that you are happy with the results.
As always at the Skin Surgery Clinic, we care about the health and vitality of your skin, so to ensure that healthy moles remain that way, we always recommend that you use a high-factor sunscreen (with a minimum SPF of 15), cover up where possible and stay out of the sun when it is at it’s strongest (between 11am and 3pm.)
In the final part of the series we’ll look at the options for mole removal through the NHS or by going through an independent clinic.
The Skin Surgery Clinic is a division of Good Skin Days; a medically registered skin clinic based in Guiseley, Leeds, West Yorkshire offering skin surgery procedures such as the removal of Moles, Warts, Verrucae and Skin Tags with our expert medical team.
We also offer non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Laser Hair Removal, Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox®), Clear + Brilliant® Dermal Filler, Lip Filler and bespoke skin rejuvenation packages.