Moles are extremely common, appearing in various sizes and colours all over the body. Whether you have health concerns about a mole or wart, or if it’s affecting your self-confidence, our skincare experts carry out mole removal and various wart removal treatments.
The best type of wart and mole removal is determined by the shape, whether it is a flat or raised lesion, its size and location.
Our experts discuss the appropriate removal procedure with you that has the highest chance of a good cosmetic result.
Additionally, if there are any concerns regarding skin cancer, the consultant will highlight this on the day as this changes the procedure and testing required.
If you have concerns about scarring then please read our article “Does mole removal leave a scar” for full details.
How much does Mole Removal cost?
Method of Removal
Mole and wart removals are carried out under a local anaesthetic injection which numbs the surrounding area. The lesion is then removed safely with a specialised scalpel. The wound may or may not require stitches depending on the procedure performed. Freezing treatment (cryotherapy) for some warts does not use a local anaesthetic. If stitches are used, you can choose to have these removed either at one of our skin clinics or at your local surgery.
Removal Details – No need for a consultation, we can book you straight in for the procedure if you fit the below criteria
Do I need a Consultation before the removal takes place?
Not always – we recommend you have a consultation if the mole/wart is around the nose or eye area – or its larger than a 5p piece. Please also let us know if you have a pacemaker before your appointment.
Will I need time off work?
No – unless the mole/wart is on your back & will require stitches, but this is only if you work with machinery or heavy lifting. Otherwise you should be fine to return to work straight away
I'm going on holiday - can I still have it removed?
We would recommend not having a removal done within 10-14 before going on holiday. If stitches are required we would need you to be able to return to clinic within 7-14 days for these to be removed
Do I need to keep the wound dry?
Shower proof plasters are used during the removal – after that we advise not to going swimming or soak in the bath for 10-14 days – Showers are fine after 24hrs.
Am I ok to drive after the removal?
If you require stitches we advise you bring someone with you just in case. Otherwise you should be fine to drive