Mole Removal Clinic in Hertfordshire
Mole removal is a very common treatment. Here we explain how mole removal works and commonly asked questions around the treatment.
What are moles?
Moles are highly common coloured spots on the skin, with the average person having between 10-40 moles on their body.
Created by a cluster of melanin, while most moles are harmless, many people choose to remove them for cosmetic purposes or likewise if they’re causing any skin irritation from catching against clothing.
What causes moles?
As we age, our bodies gradually Moles appear when cells in the skin grow in a concentrated area rather than being evenly spread through the skin.
Moles can turn darker following sun exposure, pregnancy and adolescent to teenage years.
Mole removal procedure
Following a close examination of the area surrounding the mole is treated with an anti-bacterial solution to prevent infection, after which the mole is removed with a simple excision.
Moles are cut around in an oval shape and placed in a specimen pot to be sent to the lab for histology analysis at a later time, while the clinician seals the excision with stitches (where necessary) before covering it with a dressing to allow it to heal.
Moles can be removed from a number of places on the body, however clients often seek mole removal in prominent areas like the face or nose due to cosmetic reasons. In your initial consultation we can fully assess the desired area of treatment.
As mole removal is a relatively non-invasive procedure you should be able to go home almost immediately after your procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol can be used for any pain after your treatment, though typically clients do not require this.
If the treated area shows redness or bleeding you should contact your clinician for further guidance. In some cases, your clinician may ask you to come back a few days after your mole removal to check on its recovery and apply fresh dressing.