Notts / London
What is mole removal?
Most of us have moles on our face or body - small coloured spots on the skin that are usually completely harmless but can make us feel self-conscious. Zenith's Dr Maini is an expert at mole removal with over 20 years experience and thousands of happy patients. His preferred method of removal is by radiosurgery, which is incredibly efficient - very little bleeding and a small or barely visible scar.
What is the procedure used for?
You may have aesthetic or medical reasons for wanting to remove a mole - perhaps it is unsightly or you catch it on your clothing, or maybe you cut it while shaving. Radiosurgery is quick and efficient and gives excellent results.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Radiosurgery is ideal for any raised lesion on the skin – especially the face, due to the superior healing it offers. In general, most moles are good candidates for removal, although if you have any suspicious moles they may need to be removed by a dermatologist. The best thing to do is book in for a free* consultation with Dr Maini and he can advise you on whether your mole/s can be removed.
What happens during the procedure?
Dr Maini will administer some local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated. He will then perform the removal using the radiosurgery machine.
The machine emits ultra-high frequency radio waves into the handheld electrode which, when applied to the mole, excites the water within the cells of the mole causing them to vaporise. The cells seal themselves with no blood, and no damaged tissue is left behind. Most mole removal procedures only require one visit and on average take just 15-20 minutes.
What are the side effects or risks?
The procedure is not usually painful because of the local anaesthetic. After the removal, you may experience:
- minor swelling
What results can I typically expect?
Our mole removal techniques give fantastic results as you can see from the pictures. Most lesions require no dressings and within 3-4 weeks all that remains is a small red or pink mark. By 6 weeks this has normally disappeared. This surgery is ideal for any raised lesion on the skin – especially the face, due to the superior healing it offers.
Before your procedure
We offer a 'Send a picture' service which allows you to send in some photographs of your mole/s for our Doctor to look at. Doctor Maini can then advise whether he can do the treatment for you and how much it is likely to cost. It also means the doctor can usually treat you on the day of your consultation; therefore meaning less inconvenience for you.
You may wish to take the day off work dependent on the size of the lesion but should be able to return the following day. You will be advised on the best aftercare at the time of the procedure. Recovery should take one to four weeks depending on the size of the lesion. Dr Maini is available via Whatsapp for advice following your procedure should you need him.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is mole removal permanent?
Most facial procedures only require one visit. The effect of the procedure is long-lasting although of course there can be no guarantee that the lesion will not recur. Some moles have a deep element and so recurrence in these cases is possible. A repeat procedure at a later date in some cases may be required.
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