What are 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.
What causes moles?
As we age, moles may appear gradually on our bodies. This happens 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
Mole removal is typically carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure that the treatment is as painless as possible.
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.
To learn more about what the mole removal experts in Hertfordshire can do for you, call our office or schedule your appointment online today.
Common mole removal questions
Does Mole Removal Hurt?
A local anaesthetic is applied to the treated area to ensure that the process is as pain free as possible.
Is Mole Removal Safe?
Mole removal is a very common and safe procedure, with it always being carried out by our medical experts with years of experience.
Where Can I Have A Mole Removed?
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.
How Long Is Mole Removal Recovery?
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.