what to expect
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR MOLE REMOVAL TREATMENT
Before mole removal treatment
Your doctor will assess all your areas of concern and advise whether further investigation (histology) is necessary. If so, the arrangements can be made by us and occasionally patients are referred in order to confirm that there are no contraindications. Prior to booking an appointment, we would also advise patients to consult their GPs for advice prior to booking a consultation.
During mole removal treatment
To begin, your doctor will mark the lesion(s) to be removed and local anaesthesia will be given at each site. Then our laser will be used to cauterise each marked lesion. The whole procedure will be quick and comfortable.
After mole removal treatment
As there is no downtime, you may leave the clinic as soon as you are ready. The treated area will look ‘scabby’ and be much darker than the surrounding skin. This first scab will fall off within the initial 5-7 days, after which a second scab will form and fall off within the next 14 days. After the initial healing period, the appearance of any treated area will improve and a very light mark, if any, may be left behind.
For skin tag removal treatment there will be no stitches and the chance of any scarring is negligible. While most of our patients don’t require stitches for mole removal of wart removal, this can only determined once you have had your consultation.