Mole Removal

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Mole Removal

Whether for cosmetic reasons, because you’re concerned about a mole or simply because it catches on your clothes you may wish to have it removed. At Ever Clinic, our mole removal consultations our done by our medical director Dr Cormac under dermoscopy, allow him to see your mole under great magnification. This allows for a substantially safer diagnosis.

At Ever Clinic our mole removal services, which comprises of an in-depth consultation allowing us to discuss any moles you have. A detailed medical history will also be taken to help us identify any risk factors, which ultimately allows us to give you the best care.

Following your mole removal consultation you will be advised on the safest and most effective course of action. At Ever Clinic we can offer multiple methods of removal, including laser. 

Prices

Consultation £50

First Mole Removed £180

Subsequent Moles Removed £150

Pathology (if shave excision used) £125

Laser Removal £225

Laser removal can only be administered if the mole looks normal under dermoscopy

your Questions about moles answered

What are moles?
Moles are known medically as melanocytic naevi. They are very common and usually appear in childhood or adolescent years.

The average caucasion has between 10 and 30 moles

It is unusual to develop new moles after 40yrs

The number of moles a patient has may increase following sun exposure, pregnancy or immune-suppressionMoles are problematic for 2 main reasons:

  • They can affect self-confidence due to being considered unsightly or ugly
  • They can cause worry or fear of skin cancer

No matter which way a mole affects our patients, we are on hand to help.

There is actually a huge array of different types of moles and they can affect the skin, nail-beds or even the back of the eye!

Using clinical examination and state-of-the-art ‘dermoscopy’, we can assess your mole and advise you on the options.

What treatment options Do I have?
  1. Keep it (with advice on how to monitor it)
  2.  Lose it – effectively this will mean getting it cut off, cut out or lasered off depending on the type of mole.

Actually, there are a few more options, including:

Taking a small piece (a biopsy) to have it analysed at a regional histopathology lab. This will be a fairly common occurrence, and is always done to be sure that the whole mole doesn’t require removal.

Referral to a regional dermatology clinic. This will be quite uncommon, and in fact will relate more to the region of the body affected rather than the mole itself.

Why are mole checks important?
Skin cancer is becoming more common year on year, with rates now more than 4 times higher than the early 70’s.

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and, while it can occur in any skin type, is much more common in fair skin-types.

Approximately 13500 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK every year, making it the 5th most common cancer in males (7th in females). The incidence rises as we get older but it is also the 2nd commonest cancer under 50yrs.

The biggest risk factor for melanoma is ultraviolet (UV) exposure which includes sunlight and sunbeds.

It is strongly linked with suffering ‘sun-burn’ in the early years.

People with fair skin who live, or have lived, in sunny climates have a higher risk.

Australia has led the way in terms of sun-protection and have been promoting the slogan “Slip, slop, slap!” for many years. This public health program entails slipping on a shirt, slopping on sunscreen and slapping on a hat.

Maybe we should follow suit?

Survival rates from melanoma are much higher if this cancer is diagnosed and treated earlier.

Consider the “ABCDE” of moles:-

  • Asymmetry
  • Border
  • Colour
  • Diameter
  • Evolution or enlargement

It is additionally worth considering the ‘ugly duckling’ sign which is based on the fact that moles in the same individual tend to resemble one another, and that melanomas often deviate from this pattern.

If in doubt about any new or existing mole, consult your doctor soon. They will be happy to check it for you and will refer you to a dermatologist if there are any concerning features.

Price for mole check £50

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