Both benign and cancerous moles can be removed at St Michael’s Clinic.
Depending on where your moles are on your body and the size of them, your moles can cause embarrassment and may want to be removed for cosmetic reasons. When it comes to skin cancer, speedy treatment is vital so the removal of cancerous or precancerous moles is always advised. Moles can be removed in a range of different ways depending on its size, location and characteristics. If you are not sure if your mole is suspicious and needs removing, please take a look at our page about mole checks for more information.
Mole Removal Treatment
Cryotherapy uses cold treatment to remove the mole. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the tissue, causing the area to scab over. After about a month, the scab containing the mole will fall off your skin.
Mole removal using a laser is best suited for small moles and is a good option when the mole is on the face as there is less risk of scarring. This treatment to remove moles works by using bursts of light to remove the cells which make up the moles and usually takes a couple of treatments to completely remove the mole.
Moles can be removed from the face and body using a shave removal technique which involves removing the mole using a scalpel. The treatment area will be numbed with anesthesia and a small pink mark may be left where the mole once was, but this should fade over time.
Excision mole removal works by completely removing the mole by cutting it out, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. This treatment is usually used to find out if the mole is cancerous. The area is treated with local anesthetic and then the mole itself is removed along with a small area of normal skin. The wound is either stitched up or a skin graft is used to connect a patch of healthy skin from a hidden part of the body to the affected area.
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Why choose St. Michael's Clinic?
Here at St. Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury's leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our three sites in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Donnington (Telford).
St. Michael's Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Stephen Murdoch is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.