what to expect
This treatment protocol is the same for mole removal, skin tag removal and wart removal.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR MOLE REMOVAL TREATMENT
Before mole removal treatment
The doctor will assess your areas of concern and advise whether further investigation (histology) is required. If so, the necessary arrangements will be made and patients are sometimes referred in order to confirm that there are no contraindications. We would also prefer patients to consult their GPs in Hounslow for advice prior to booking a consultation.
During mole removal treatment
The doctor will mark the lesion(s) to be removed and local anaesthesia will be given at each site. The laser will then be used to cauterise each of the lesions. The procedure will be both quick and comfortable.
After mole removal treatment
There is no recovery period and you may leave the clinic when you are ready. However, the treated areas will appear ‘scabby’ and darker than the surrounding skin. This first scab will fall off in 5-7 days, after which a second scab will form and fall off in the next 14 days. After initial healing, the appearance of the treated area will improve significantly and a very light mark, if any, may be left behind.
In most mole removal, skin tag removal and wart removal no stitches are needed and chances of any scarring are negligible.