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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, your trusted partner for private mole removal in the City of London and Harley St. Our team, led by some of London’s most skilled plastic surgeons and dermatology doctors, specialises in safe, efficient, and minimally invasive shave and excision techniques. We are committed to achieving superior aesthetic outcomes and offer mole checks, expertly addressing and removing moles from sensitive areas including the face, neck, arms, and back.
Dr Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic checking a patients mole
Dr Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic checking a patients mole
Choosing the right mole treatment is crucial for achieving optimal cosmetic results while ensuring minimal recovery time. At City Dermatology Clinic, we provide a variety of sophisticated treatments, each customised to meet the individual requirements of our patients.
 

Shave Excision

A shave excision involves trimming the mole down to the level of the surrounding skin with a sharp blade. If necessary, electrocautery may be used to stop any bleeding and reduce the risk of infection, enhancing the healing process. This technique is less invasive and usually doesn’t require stitches, leading to minimal scarring. It’s a popular choice for those concerned about cosmetic outcomes, especially for moles in visible areas, as it typically results in minimal scarring.

 

Excision with Stitches

This procedure involves carefully cutting out the entire mole along with a margin of the surrounding tissue under local anaesthesia. The area is then closed with stitches to ensure proper healing. This method not only removes the mole but also allows for a detailed histological examination to rule out the possibility of cancer, providing you with peace of mind. This treatment option offers certainty by allowing the mole to be examined in detail, while ensuring complete removal to prevent recurrence.

 

Scar Minimisation Techniques

Our clinic employs advanced scar minimisation techniques to ensure the best aesthetic outcomes, especially when performed by our skilled plastic surgeons. We meticulously select the most appropriate method for mole removal and provide comprehensive post-treatment care, all focused on achieving superior results with minimal scarring. Our dedication to excellence extends beyond the treatment room, as we strive to offer expert advice on maintaining and enhancing skin health.

 

Laser Mole Removal

Electrocautery mole removal utilises an electric current to precisely target and burn away mole tissue. This technique effectively removes the mole whilst cauterising the area to prevent bleeding, minimising damage to the surrounding skin. It is favoured for its precision and the minimal scarring it leaves, making it particularly suitable for facial moles. The procedure also supports a quick recovery, allowing patients to resume their daily activities with minimal downtime.

 

Cryotherapy (Freeze)

Cryotherapy is a swift procedure that applies a freezing agent to the mole, causing it to blister and fall off. Effective for removing superficial moles, this method requires an accurate assessment of the mole’s depth to ensure complete removal and prevent recurrence. It’s particularly suited for small moles that are not deeply embedded in the skin, offering a fast solution with minimal discomfort. The suitability of this method is dependent on the type of mole.

Understanding the types of moles on different body parts is crucial for recognising any changes or unusual growths on your skin. Moles vary significantly in appearance across areas such as the face, arms, back, and legs, and identifying the type can guide the best treatment options. Recognising these variations is key to choosing appropriate interventions and maintaining skin health.

 

Raised Moles

Raised moles protrude from the skin’s surface and may vary in colour. They stand out due to their elevated appearance, making them more noticeable. Regular monitoring is essential, as their prominence can sometimes lead to irritation from clothing or other forms of friction.

 

Flat Moles

These moles lie flush with the skin and usually have a consistent colouration, making subtle changes harder to identify. Their discreet nature requires vigilant observation for any alterations in size, shape, or colour. It’s crucial to have these moles checked periodically by a professional for any signs of irregularity.

 

Atypical Moles (Dysplastic Nevi)

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

 

Congenital Moles

Congenital moles are present from birth and vary greatly in size and shape. The larger varieties of these moles carry an increased risk of evolving into skin cancer, highlighting the importance of regular monitoring and assessment by healthcare professionals.

 

Acquired Moles

Moles that develop during childhood and continue to appear into early adulthood are known as acquired moles. Typically benign, these moles are often less than 6mm in diameter and exhibit a uniform colour. Despite their general harmlessness, it’s prudent to keep an eye on them for any changes.

Experience complete mole removal treatment at City Dermatology Clinic, where our London mole removal doctors provide expert care tailored to your specific needs. Here is a step-by-step overview of the mole removal procedure offered at our clinic, from initial consultation to aftercare:
 
  1. Initial Consultation: Begin your journey with a detailed consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists. They will assess the mole you wish to have removed, whether it’s located on visible areas such as the face or neck, or more discreet locations like the back or limbs. During this consultation, the doctor will determine the best approach for your mole removal based on the type (beauty mark, flesh-coloured mole, etc.) and location.

  2. Mole Assessment: Each mole is unique, and its treatment is decided upon its characteristics. Your doctor will discuss whether your mole appears benign or if a biopsy is necessary to rule out any malignancy before proceeding with the removal.

  3. Choosing the Removal Method: We utilise all modern mole removal methods, including surgical excision, shave excision, and laser removal, ensuring a precise approach tailored to your needs. The choice of technique depends on the mole’s size, depth, and location to ensure optimal cosmetic outcomes.

  4. Procedure Day: On the day of the surgery to remove moles, you will be treated by our skilled team using the chosen method. Treatment time varies depending on the method and the complexity of the mole removal, but it is typically completed within one visit.

  5. Biopsy and Analysis: If necessary, the removed mole will be sent for histological analysis to ensure all cells are benign and fully removed. This step is crucial for your health and peace of mind.

  6. Free Aftercare: After the procedure, our clinic provides free aftercare advice and follow-up appointments to monitor healing and ensure the best aesthetic results. You will receive guidance on how to care for your skin post-procedure to minimise scarring and promote healing.

  7. Follow-Up: Depending on the mole and method of removal, follow-up visits may be recommended to assess the healing process and ensure that the removal was completely successful.

Moles, or nevi, are common skin marks from clustered melanocytes (colour cells). They range in colour from brown to black and can appear anywhere on the body or face. In the UK, most people have between 10 to 50 moles, with the majority being harmless. Monitoring them for any changes is key to skin health.

 

Moles exhibit a variety of features, making them unique to each individual:

 

  • Colour Variations: Predominantly brown or black, moles have the potential to fade to lighter shades as years pass.
  • Size Diversity: They can be as tiny as pinpoint marks or expand into larger, more noticeable areas.
  • Widespread Presence on the Body: Moles can surface on any skin area, such as the face, arms, legs, and torso, without preference.
  • Shape and Edges: The typical shapes are round or oval, edged with smooth contours.
  • Evolving Nature: With age, moles undergo transformations in colour and size and may even vanish entirely.

 

If you observe any changes or have concerns about a specific mole, City Dermatology Clinic is ready to provide expert guidance and treatment.

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

  • Hereditary inclination plays a crucial role in the number and appearance of moles, highlighting a familial tendency as moles often run in families.
  • Hormonal changes, experienced during periods of significant body changes like puberty or pregnancy, can lead to the development or increased prominence of moles.
  • Sun exposure is another influential factor, as it can not only increase the number of moles but also lead to noticeable changes in existing ones, emphasising the importance of sun protection to minimise these effects.

 

Mole Prevention Tips

  • Regularly monitor your moles for any alterations or the appearance of new ones. Employ a mirror for areas difficult to view or seek assistance for a thorough check.
  • Apply sunscreen with high SPF, don protective attire, and limit sun exposure during peak hours to minimise the formation of new moles and deter changes in current ones.

 

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 are conveniently located in London’s prestigious Harley Street and the City of London and are easily accessible for those seeking expert mole removal solutions.

 

Top Rated Mole Removal Service

At City Dermatology Clinic, we employ the forefront of technology in mole removal, embracing precise surgical methods. We focus on delivering impactful results that significantly reduce recovery time and minimise potential scarring.

 

Tailored Treatment

We recognise the individuality of every patient and their specific concerns, crafting customised treatment strategies for each. Whether addressing moles on the face or elsewhere on the body, our dedicated team ensures the selection of the optimal removal technique to meet your expectations and secure the finest outcomes.

 

Same Day ‘See and Treat’ Service

Understanding the need for quick and efficient treatment, we offer a same day ‘see and treat’ service, subject to an initial consultation. This service is designed to provide ultimate convenience, allowing patients to receive diagnosis and treatment during a single visit.

 

No Downtime

We aim to achieve exceptional cosmetic results by leveraging our expertise and the latest in treatment advancements. Our approach minimises recovery time, enabling you to swiftly resume your everyday life with newfound confidence.

What To Expect

Our Before and After Mole Removal Pictures

Our Before and After Mole Removal Pictures

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 at our clinic, 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 at our clinic, showcasing the clear, confident skin you can anticipate.

Before
After

Our Team

Private Mole Removal Doctors

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading private 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 private 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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