Safe Removal of Benign Moles with Histology
- Improves comfort, confidence & wellbeing
- Eradicates irritation of raised moles
- Carried out under local anaesthetic
The majority of moles are completely harmless, however where necessary, we perform a histological analysis of your mole to check for any abnormality that could lead to skin cancer. Depending on the mole, our doctors will determine the appropriate treatment to best remove them.
You will have a thorough consultation for your doctor to assess the moles. If they are small and flat, you doctor may advise PlexR to remove your moles which can be performed at the same appointment as your consultation.
If your moles are larger and/or raised they may be removed by one of our doctors with either two methods. The first method of mole removal uses a laser technique, which stays close to the surface of the skin, leaving a small wound that our doctor will then cauterise to prevent bleeding. This procedure lasts about 20 minutes and does not require stitches.
A deeper technique called an elliptical excision may be used if a mole looks suspicious, to ensure complete removal of the mole. The ‘A’ sample of excised mole will be sent to The Doctor’s Laboratory for a histology to analyse any abnormalities. This technique does require stitches which can be dissolvable depending on where the mole has been removed from. Mole removal wounds can typically take one to two weeks to heal but you can return to your everyday activities straight away.
The risk of scarring or complications is very low and any slight scar that may be left is likely to be significantly less noticeable than the mole itself. Each treatment may vary from one person to another.
The type of mole you would like to remove will determine the treatment. The first treatment stays close to the surface of the skin before cauterising. This treatment does not require stitches.
A deeper incision technique called an elliptical excision may be used if a mole looks suspicious to ensure complete removal of the mole. This technique does require stitches which can be dissolvable depending on where the mole has been removed from.
For flat and smaller moles that are treated with the PlexR device, you may need 1-2 treatments for complete removal.
For larger moles which are removed by excision, one treatment is adequate.
You will notice results of mole removal immediately after treatment.
Plasma soft surgery
|Plasma soft surgery||£225 (up to 5)|
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