What to expect Depending on the shape, size and location of the mole, there are varying techniques utilised in skin mole removal. Mr Jawad notes that, in most cases, patients have a local anaesthetic applied to the area. Read More
The most common technique used involves the use of a scalpel to excise the mole, and a border or surrounding skin is normally removed as well. When the mole has been satisfactorily excised, Mr Jawad will then carefully stitch the area, placing the stitches either on the skin’s surface or slightly deeper, depending on the depth of the mole removal. London clients can expect the procedure to take no more than an hour, and is usually performed as a day case.
Patients can also benefit from a slightly different form of skin mole removal. Mr Jawad may sometimes decide to use a scalpel to shave down the mole so that it becomes less noticeable and more consistent with the skin of the surrounding area. When the optimal size has been reached, Mr Jawad will then cauterise the area to stop the bleeding, and he may also prescribe antibiotics to ward off any potential infection related to the mole removal. Clients are advised that as this technique only removes the surface of the mole, it is possible that mole cells may still exist beneath the skin, potentially leading to the mole growing back.