Mole removal

Mole Removal Edinburgh

Welcome to our mole removal service. Moles, medically known as naevi, are common skin growths that vary in colour, size, and shape. While most moles are harmless, some may become bothersome due to location, size, or cosmetic reasons. Additionally, it’s crucial to monitor moles for any changes that might suggest a mole could be cancerous.

Our team of experienced plastic surgeons and dermatologists specialises in safely and effectively removing moles. We understand that each case is unique, and we offer personalised mole removal consultation to determine the best approach for your mole removal. Our focus is not only on the meticulous removal of the mole but also on achieving the best possible aesthetic outcome.

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Our Mole Removal Services Edinburgh Waterfront

Our Mole Removal Services Include:

  • Expert Evaluation: Comprehensive skin assessment to determine the nature of the mole and the appropriate treatment plan.
  • Advanced Techniques: Utilising the latest surgical and non-surgical methods for mole removal, including excision, laser therapy, and cryotherapy.
  • Minimal Scarring: Our skilled surgeons employ techniques designed to minimise scarring and maintain the natural appearance of your skin.
  • Pathological Analysis: Removed moles are sent for pathological examination (when required) to ensure they are benign and to provide peace of mind.
  • Personalized Aftercare: Tailored post-procedure care to promote healing and achieve optimal aesthetic results.

Whether you’re seeking mole removal for medical reasons, such as a suspicious mole, or for cosmetic improvement, our team at Waterfront Private Hospital is committed to providing the highest standard of care. We ensure that your experience is comfortable, informative, and aligned with your health and cosmetic goals.

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Private Mole Removal Options at Waterfront Private Hospital

At Waterfront Private Hospital, we offer a range of effective and safe mole removal options tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients. Our experienced team of plastic surgeons and dermatologists use the latest techniques to ensure optimal medical and aesthetic results. Here are the mole removal methods available at our facility:

  • Surgical Excision: This is the most common method for mole removal. The mole, along with a margin of surrounding tissue, is surgically cut out. The wound is then closed with stitches, leaving a small scar. This method is often used for larger moles or those that require a biopsy.
  • Shave Excision: This technique is suitable for raised moles. It involves carefully shaving the mole down to skin level. This method typically leaves a less noticeable scar and is ideal for moles that protrude above the skin’s surface.
  • Cryotherapy: For smaller, non-cancerous moles, cryotherapy can be used. This involves freezing the mole with liquid nitrogen, causing it to fall off over time. The procedure is quick and usually leaves minimal scarring.
  • Laser Removal: Laser treatment is effective for flat, small, and non-cancerous moles. The laser beam breaks down the pigment cells in the mole, which are then absorbed by the body. This method is less invasive and ideal for moles in visible areas like the face.
  • Electrocautery or Electrosurgery: This method uses an electric current to burn off the mole. It is effective for small, superficial moles and may be combined with curettage (scraping off the mole with a sharp instrument).

At Waterfront Private Hospital, we prioritise your safety and aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, our experts will evaluate your mole and discuss the most suitable removal option based on its size, type, and location, as well as your skin type and personal preferences.

Post-procedure care is integral to our service, ensuring proper healing and minimising scarring. Trust us to provide you with the highest standard of care and excellent cosmetic outcomes in mole removal.

Frequently asked questions about mole removal

What Is Mole Removal Surgery?

Mole removal surgery is a procedure to remove moles that are unsightly, bothersome, or potentially cancerous. It involves shaving the mole or cutting it out entirely, followed by stitching.

How Much Does Mole Removal Cost at Waterfront Private Hospital?

At Waterfront Private Hospital, the cost for mole removal starts at £695 for shave excision and £895 for full excision. Prices can vary based on the mole’s size and location and the procedure’s complexity.

What Are the Different Types of Mole Removal Offered?

We offer two primary types of mole removal: shave excision, where the mole is carefully shaved off the skin’s surface, and full excision, where the mole is completely cut out with a margin of surrounding skin and then stitched.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Mole Removal?

Risks are minimal but can include scarring, infection, or an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia. Our team takes every precaution to minimise these risks.

Will I Have a Scar After Mole Removal?

There will be a scar, but its appearance greatly depends on the mole’s size, location, and removal method. As plastic surgeons, we are equipped to achieve the best cosmetic outcomes, especially in cosmetically sensitive areas.

How Long Does the Mole Removal Procedure Take?

The procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes and is performed as a walk-in, walk-out procedure.

Is Mole Removal Painful?

Local anaesthesia is used to numb the area around the mole, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the procedure. There may be some discomfort or a sensation of tugging.

Can I Return to Normal Activities After the Procedure?

Yes, you can return to normal activities immediately. However, if the mole is large or in a sensitive area, you may need to take it easy for a few days.

How Do I Know If I Need My Mole Removed?

Moles that change in size, shape, and colour or that bleed, itch, or become painful should be examined by a professional. Even if a mole is benign, you can remove it for cosmetic reasons.

How Is the Mole Analysed After Removal?

After removal, the mole is typically sent to a lab for histological analysis if there’s any concern about skin cancer. This helps determine the mole’s nature and whether further treatment is needed.

What’s the Difference Between Shave Excision and Full Excision?

Shave excision involves removing the mole parallel to the skin surface, which is ideal for raised moles, while full excision cuts the mole out entirely and is generally used for flat moles.

Is Mole Removal Covered by Insurance?

Mole removal is typically considered a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by insurance. However, if the mole is suspected to be cancerous, part or all of the procedure may be covered. We cannot take insurance patients at present.

What Should I Expect in Terms of Aftercare and Healing?

Aftercare involves keeping the area clean and applying any prescribed ointment. Healing time varies but usually takes a few weeks.

Can Moles Regrow After Removal?

There is a small chance that a mole can regrow, particularly if it was deeply rooted in the skin and not all cells were removed. Our surgeons aim to remove the entire mole to minimise this risk.

How Do I Decide Between Shave Excision and Full Excision?

This decision is typically based on the mole’s characteristics and your cosmetic concerns. Our surgeons will discuss the best option for you during your consultation.

What Follow-up Is Required After Mole Removal?

A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to ensure proper healing and discuss any histological analysis results.

Further reading

NHS – Moles

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