Moles are extremely common and nearly everyone has them. You are born with some, but most appear in the first two decades of life.

However, large, dark or raised, moles can be unsightly. This is especially so on the face, but can also cause concern on any visible part of the body. Equally, if a mole is positioned where it rubs clothing (e.g. belt, cuffs, collar) it can be very irritating or even painful.

Mole removal is a very simple procedure carried out under local anaesthetic and can make a huge improvement to a person’s face or body when removed.

Mole removal is a very simple procedure carried out under local anaesthetic, therefore it is only a day case procedure. The anaesthetic will be administered to the area surrounding the mole and the surgeon will then remove it using a scalpel.

The surgeon will then dress the wound and stitches will be removed approximately one week later.

Who does it suit?

Mole removal treatment is suitable for both men and women.

How long does it take?

Mole removal treatment usually takes no more than half an hour. The area is numbed with local anaesthetic, the mole is neatly removed and the area is closed and a dressing put in place. When initial redness/swelling has faded, this will leave a neat scar, which should be barely noticeable, certainly compared to the mole.

What is involved?

Mole removal is a really simple procedure. Local anaesthetic will be administered to the area and then the mole will be removed using a scalpel. A dressing will be applied and you can then return home. This is a day case.

What else should I consider?

It is important to remember that most moles are benign (harmless). Our surgeons are expert in the field. If they have any concerns, they will suggest a histology report or mole test to check that there is nothing suspicious. You can also request this as a matter of course and we will arrange it for you to put your mind at rest.

If you would like to learn more regarding this cosmetic surgery procedure then why not book a free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered cosmetic surgeon and dedicated patient care co-ordinator.

At your consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail and ask any questions you may have. Many of our patient care co-ordinators have in fact had a procedure themselves so can share their experience with you first hand.