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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, your trusted partner for professional mole removal in the heart of London. Our team, led by some of London’s most skilled dermatology doctors, specialises in safe, efficient, and minimally invasive techniques to address and remove moles.

Mole removal on back, below neck
Mole removal on back, below neck

A mole, or nevus, is a common skin growth formed by the clustering of melanocytes, cells that produce pigment in the skin. Typically brown or black, moles can appear anywhere on the body and face, varying in size and shape. While most are harmless, monitoring changes is essential for skin health.

 

Common characteristics of moles:

  • Color: Brown or black, though they can lighten over time.
  • Size: Range from small dot-like spots to larger patches.
  • Shape: Generally round or oval with a smooth border.
  • Location: Can develop anywhere on the skin, including the face, arms, legs, and torso.
  • Change Over Time: Moles may change in color, size, or even disappear as we age.

 

Regular monitoring of moles for any changes in appearance is crucial. Should you notice any alterations, or if you have concerns about a particular mole, City Dermatology Clinic is here to offer professional advice and care.

Understanding the types of moles is crucial for recognising any changes or unusual growths on your skin. Moles vary greatly in appearance, and identifying the type can guide the best treatment options.

 

Raised Moles

As the name suggests, these moles are elevated above the skin’s surface and can be of any colour.

 

Flat Moles

Flat against the skin, these moles are typically uniform in color and can be more challenging to detect changes in.

 

Congenital Moles

Present at birth, these moles can range in size and shape. Larger congenital moles may have a higher risk of developing skin cancer.

 

Acquired Moles

These moles appear during childhood and early adulthood. Generally benign, they are usually smaller than 6mm and uniform in color.

 

Atypical Moles (Dysplastic Nevi)

Larger than typical moles, they have irregular shapes and uneven coloring. While not cancerous, they can be more prone to becoming malignant.

Selecting the appropriate treatment for moles is pivotal in ensuring the best possible cosmetic outcome with minimal downtime. At City Dermatology Clinic, we offer a range of advanced treatments tailored to each patient’s needs.

 

Laser Mole Removal

An effective treatment for small to medium moles, especially on the face. Laser removal minimises scarring, making it a preferred option for facial aesthetics.

 

Cryotherapy

This method involves freezing the mole with liquid nitrogen. It’s quick and effective, particularly for superficial moles, but it’s crucial to assess the mole’s depth to avoid incomplete removal.

 

Shave Excision

Ideal for raised moles, this procedure shaves the mole level with the surrounding skin. It’s less invasive and typically results in minimal scarring.

 

Excision with Stitches

Recommended for larger or suspicious moles, this method removes the mole entirely and requires stitches. It provides a sample for histological examination, crucial for excluding cancer.

 

Scar Minimisation Techniques

We employ advanced scar minimisation techniques to ensure the best aesthetic results. From selecting the most appropriate removal method to post-treatment care, our focus is on achieving the best possible appearance with minimal scarring.

Understanding the symptoms, causes, and preventive measures for moles is key to maintaining healthy skin.

 

Symptoms of Moles

  • Changes in size, colour, or shape.
  • Itching, bleeding, or becoming tender.
  • Appearance of new moles after the age of 30.

 

Causes of Moles

  • Genetics: A significant factor, as moles tend to run in families.
  • Sun Exposure: Increases the number of moles and can lead to changes in existing moles.
  • Hormonal Changes: Such as during puberty or pregnancy, can cause moles to become more pronounced.

 

Mole Prevention Tips

  • Sun Protection: Use sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and avoid the sun during peak hours to reduce the risk of new moles forming and prevent existing moles from changing.
  • Regular Monitoring: Keep an eye on your moles, noting any changes or new growths. Use a mirror for hard-to-see areas or ask someone to help.
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When to Seek Professional Advice

If you notice any changes in your moles or if new moles appear after age 30, it’s crucial to consult with one of our dermatologists. Early detection and treatment are paramount in managing mole-related health concerns effectively.

City Dermatology Clinic stands at the forefront of mole removal, offering personalised, professional care to each patient. Our clinics, ideally located in London’s prestigious Harley Street and the City of London, are easily accessible for those seeking expert dermatological care.

 

Why Choose Us for Mole Removal?

 

  • State-of-the-Art Treatments: We utilise the latest techniques in laser mole removal, cryotherapy, and surgical excisions to ensure effective results with minimal downtime and scarring.

  • Tailored Approach: Understanding that each mole and patient is unique, we provide bespoke treatment plans. Whether your concern is a facial mole or a body mole, our specialists are committed to selecting the right method for removal to avoid disappointment and achieve the best treatment outcomes.

  • Experienced Dermatologists: Our team of dermatologists is highly skilled and experienced in mole assessments and removal procedures. We prioritise your safety and the aesthetic outcome, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

  • Minimal Downtime: With advanced techniques and expert care, we aim for the best possible cosmetic outcomes, allowing you to return to your daily activities with confidence.

  • Patient Satisfaction: At City Dermatology Clinic, your satisfaction is our goal. We strive to ensure that every patient is fully informed, comfortable with their treatment plan, and pleased with their results.

 

Our prime locations near Cannon St, Bank, and Liverpool Street make accessing our services convenient, whether you’re seeking treatment for a small, medium, or large mole, with a focus on scar minimisation and the best possible cosmetic outcome.

What to expect

Before and After Mole Removal

Before and After Mole Removal

Discover the transformative results of mole removal at City Dermatology Clinic, where advanced care leads to exceptional outcomes. The images below illustrate the expected results, showcasing the clear, confident skin you can anticipate.

Discover the transformative results of mole removal at City Dermatology Clinic, where advanced care leads to exceptional outcomes. The images below illustrate the expected results, showcasing the clear, confident skin you can anticipate.

Before
After

Our Team

Mole Removal Doctors

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading mole removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth mole removal experience.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading mole removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth mole removal experience.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis

MD, PhD

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton

MBBS, MD, MRCP

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski

MD, PhD

 

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Cost of Mole Removal

Mole Removal Doctor consultation is £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are subject to a consultation.

Mole Removal Pricing

Shave Removal (including face)

  • First mole £275
  • Additional mole £175

Excision Removal

  • Mole on Body - (Dermatologist/Surgeon) £325
  • Mole on face - (Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon) £395

Mole Removal Aftercare

A free follow-up following your mole removal the procedure just to check and make sure everything has healed up nicely. All dressings will be provided and advice to ensure the best cosmetic outcome.

 

If there’s something you’re not sure about following the mole removal procedure, you can always come back to be seen by a doctor at no additional charge. Alternatively, if safe to do so your doctor can provide remote advice regarding the healing stage.

 

Removal of stitches service (if not dissolvable stitches). For biopsy results, you’ll be contacted by the team and the report will be sent to you as soon as we receive it. A GP letter is available should you request one.

Mole Removal FAQs

What are moles?

Moles, also known as nevi, are common skin growths that result from the clustering of pigmented cells called melanocytes. They can vary greatly in appearance, typically presenting as small, brown circular or oval marks on the skin. Moles can appear anywhere on the body, either singly or in groups, and are usually benign. The colour, size, and shape of moles can differ significantly from person to person, and they can also change over time, becoming more raised or changing in colour.

How prevalent are moles?

Moles are very common, with most adults having between 10 to 40 moles on their body by the time they reach adulthood. The number of moles someone has can vary due to factors like genetics and sun exposure. While the vast majority of moles are benign and not a cause for concern, monitoring them for any changes is important as part of regular skin health checks. Moles are not contagious and tend to develop more frequently on areas of the skin that receive a lot of sun exposure, highlighting the importance of sun protection as a preventive measure.

How long does it take to heal from mole removal?

The healing process following mole removal is generally quick and uncomplicated. Most patients can expect the treated area to heal fully within 2 to 3 weeks. It’s normal to experience some soreness and a healing wound in the days immediately following the procedure. We provide comprehensive aftercare support to all our patients, including a free follow-up consultation. During this consultation, we review the healing process, offer advice on caring for the wound, and provide any necessary dressings. Our goal is to ensure your recovery is smooth and to minimise the risk of scarring, guiding you through each step of the healing process for the best possible cosmetic outcome.

On which areas or parts of the body do moles form?

Moles can form on virtually any part of the body, including areas not commonly exposed to sunlight. Some of the most common places to find moles include the scalp, armpits, under the nails, and between the fingers and toes. It’s also possible to find moles on the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands, and even under the eyes. The wide range of possible locations underscores the need for thorough skin examinations during regular health check-ups, as moles in less visible areas can sometimes go unnoticed.

How long does a mole removal procedure take?

The duration of a mole removal procedure at City Dermatology Clinic can vary depending on several factors, including the size, depth, and location of the mole being removed. On average, the procedure can take up to 30 minutes. We strive to accommodate our patients’ schedules, offering the convenience of undergoing the mole removal procedure immediately following your consultation, should time allow. Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology to ensure efficient and effective treatment, prioritizing your comfort and safety throughout the process.

Is the removal of a mole painful?

At City Dermatology Clinic, we prioritise your comfort and well-being. Mole removal is performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs the area around the mole, ensuring that you feel no pain during the procedure. Our experienced dermatologists have a wealth of experience in performing these minor surgical procedures, focusing on making the experience as painless and stress-free as possible. Following the procedure, you may experience some minor discomfort as the anaesthetic wears off, but this is typically mild and manageable with over-the-counter pain relief if necessary.

What is the difference between mole biopsy and removal?

Understanding the difference between a mole biopsy and mole removal is crucial in determining the appropriate course of action for addressing various skin concerns. A mole biopsy is a diagnostic procedure designed to evaluate a mole at a cellular level. This involves gently shaving or removing a small portion of the mole to be sent off for detailed laboratory analysis. The main aim of a biopsy is to ascertain whether the cells within the mole are benign or malignant, particularly recommended when a mole exhibits atypical features or changes that could indicate a potential for skin cancer. On the other hand, mole removal is a procedure aimed at the complete elimination of the mole from the skin for reasons that may include cosmetic preferences, discomfort due to the mole’s location, or concerns about the mole being potentially cancerous, as indicated by a prior biopsy or clinical evaluation. Performed under local anaesthesia, mole removal methods such as excision or laser removal focus on removing the mole in its entirety, often without the need for further analysis unless skin cancer is a concern.

 

The key differences between these two procedures lie in their purpose, procedure, and follow-up care. While a biopsy is diagnostic, aimed at detecting cancerous cells, mole removal is therapeutic, intended to eliminate a mole from the skin for cosmetic, comfort, or health reasons. The biopsy involves taking a sample for analysis, whereas removal is about the complete elimination of the mole. Following a biopsy, additional treatment may be necessary based on the results, potentially including mole removal or further medical intervention. In contrast, the primary focus after mole removal is on healing and monitoring the area for any signs of abnormal regrowth or skin changes, ensuring the best possible outcome for the patient’s skin health and appearance.

What are the costs involved in mole removal?

At City Dermatology Clinic, we pride ourselves on offering transparent and upfront pricing for our mole removal services, ensuring our clients are fully informed about the costs involved without the worry of hidden fees or unexpected charges. The journey to mole removal begins with an initial consultation with a Mole Removal Doctor, which is priced at £100, essential for assessing the mole and planning the appropriate treatment. The starting price for removing a single mole is £275, a figure that can vary depending on the mole’s location, size, and the complexity of the removal procedure. For patients looking to remove additional moles in the same session, each extra mole is removed at a cost of £175. More specific treatments, such as excision removal of a mole on the body by a Dermatologist or Surgeon, are priced at £325 due to the expertise and care required, while removal of a facial mole by a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon costs £395, reflecting the precision and cosmetic considerations necessary for such procedures. Overall, clients can expect to pay in the range of £300 to £500 per mole for removal services at most established clinics, with City Dermatology Clinic ensuring the highest standard of care and transparency in pricing. This approach is integral to our commitment to patient satisfaction, allowing you to make the best decision for your skin’s health without any unforeseen financial burdens.

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