Mole Removal

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Moles are a form of a pigmented lesion on the skin. Moles that are non-cancerous can be left if you do not want them to be removed, however, if a mole bothers you in any way, you can have a mole removal on the mole.

Reasons to consider the removal of facial moles

There are many reasons to consider mole removal. Some of the reasons include:

  • Change of size
  • Cancerous
  • Confidence issue

You can remove a mole for many health reasons; however, you can remove a mole by choice also.

What happens during the excision of skin lesions?

Moles are often removed under local anaesthetic. Firstly, you will need to be examined by a specialist in order to identify the type of mole you have and the removal process.

If you have your mole removed via surgery, your surgeon will cut all the way around it using an oval cut. Once removed, the mole will be sent off for further examination and lab analysis. Furthermore, the skin will be closed with stitches, if needed and covered with an appropriate dressing.

After mole removal

After your mole has been removed, you will more than likely be able to go home. However, if you do experience any pain following the removal of your mole, contact your consultant if necessary.

After the results have come back from the analysis of your mole, you will be able to get these either off your GP or consultant.

In many cases, your surgeon will request that you re-visit the place your mole procedure took place for a check-up to inspect the wound and also, change the dressing.

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