Mole Removal and Skin Lesion Removal in Birmingham
Are you worried about the blemishes on your face? Do you feel that your moles somehow dilute the aesthetics of your skin?
And do you seek an expert to help you out with these genuine concerns? Well, look no further as we bring you the best experts to settle down all your skin problems.
Our well-equipped labs and highly trained professionals make sure you get rid of all your moles with quick and easy treatments. So don’t hesitate and tune in to book your appointments now.
Understanding the MOLE REMOVAL & SKIN LESION REMOVAL
Moles are a common type of skin growth. Moles appear as small darkly pigmented spots. They are mostly non-cancerous and benign but can be borderline cancerous or cancerous.
Moles are round to oval, brown to tan or black in colour. They can be blue or pink too. Texture-wise, moles can be smooth or wrinkled. They are either flat or raised. Few have hair growing out of them too. Moles are less than 1/4 inch in diameter.
Moles and skin lesions can be unsightly, but their removal for cosmetic reasons is not funded by NHS. We will carry out the necessary examination to establish the suitability of removal and the type of procedure necessary.
The types of treatments include partial and complete removal, using a number of techniques, such as freezing off with liquid nitrogen, curettage and complete surgical removal followed by stitches.
When to Worry About a Mole
If you notice such changes, make sure to book an appointment with our experts.
If a mole appears to be asymmetrical
If a mole has an irregular border
If a mole is larger than 1/4 inch in diameter
If a mole has different, changing or uneven colour
If the mole is evolving in shape, size, colour, height
If the mole develops new symptoms like itching or bleeding
All you need to know about Mole removal
You may have other questions about the procedure that may not have been answered yet. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding mole removal.
Moles can be pre-cancerous or cancerous. It is better to get it checked asap and quickly removed to prevent the spread and dreadful outcomes.
Notice your mole every day, try taking photographs to compare them with each other and notice any changes.
Local anesthesia is enough for minor surgery of mole removal.
Scarring depends on the size of the mole and the procedure being used to remove it. Check with your doctor for more details.
The rule is ABCD. When a mole is asymmetrical, non-defined borders, change of colour and large in diameter.
A mole is brown and fleshy. An insect bite is red and comes up quickly and also goes away as quickly as it came, whereas a mole stays around and doesn't disappear by itself.
Recovery with moles is rapid. There is not much after care. You can resume your work right after your surgical procedure.
Various Techniques For Mole Removal
Moles are removed mostly for aesthetic reasons. But they can also be erased to prevent the spread of cancerous and precancerous lesions.
For benign and non-cancerous moles, cautery is used, it safely burns the mole from the skin.
Shaving is a simple procedure in which a scalpel is used to remove the mole. The area may be pink after shaving. No stitches are required for this procedure.
Bursts of light radiation are used to destroy the mole tissue. It may require 2-3 sessions.
Other than cautery, cryosurgery is used, in which the mole is frozen, and it falls off. Your doctor will use liquid nitrogen to freeze it off. You may end up with a small blister on your skin where the mole was.
For cancerous moles, Moh’s surgery is used. During Moh’s surgery, thin layers of cancer containing cells are gradually removed and examined until only cancer-free cells persist. The aim is to remove maximum cancerous cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.
Usage of Moh’s Surgery
Moh’s surgery is used for the treatment of common skin cancers like:
Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Moh’s surgery is useful for:
Skin cancers that are large and aggressive or with a high risk of recurrence
Cancers over the areas where maximum healthy tissue is to be preserved like around eyes, ear, nose etc.
Moles that appear to have non defined border
HOME CARE AFTER THE MOLE REMOVAL SURGERY
After the surgery, keep the area clean and keep a layer of petrolatum (Vaseline) over it at all times with a bandage
Clean the wound every day once or twice depending on your doctor’s advice with clear water or hydrogen peroxide
Keep doing these steps until the wound has healed and don't keep it open or use Vitamin E to the wound as it delays healing
Preparation for the Mole Removal
Your surgeon may ask you for the following to prepare you in the best possible way for the procedure:
Stop taking certain medications
Let us know of any medications or supplements you're taking, including any blood-thinning medications. Some supplements may affect your chances of bleeding after surgery, so make sure your surgeon knows about those, too. Continue taking any prescription medications as instructed unless your surgeon tells you otherwise.
Clear your schedule for the day
It's not possible to predict how long Moh's surgery will take. For most people, the procedure takes less than four hours. But your surgeon may advise you to plan as though surgery will take all day, since there's a very small chance it could take that long. Any other surgical method is less time-consuming.
WEAR EASY AND COMFORTABLE CLOTHING
Wear comfortable, casual clothes. Dress in layers, so you can easily adapt to the temperature of the room if the room is warm or cold.
Expect some waiting time
Bring something to help pass the time during your visit. Plan properly by bringing a book, magazine, or other activity.
Follow Up After the Mole Removal
Mole removal means removing the mole from the skin completely with minimal scarring.
The procedure is painless by the use of a local anaesthetic and recovery requires no time. It is usually unnecessary after a mole removal procedure to follow up, but it varies with the type and size of a mole.
The Doctor may call you after the pathological assessment of the mole. You might be called to inform if there is something unusual, followed by a full body examination.
If the sutural material that was used is non-dissolvable, you will be called for suture removal. If on the face, removal is four to seven days later. If elsewhere, it varies from eight to twenty-one days.
When To Visit a Doctor After Your Surgery
If you notice any one of the following, contact our experts as soon as possible:
Excessive discharge, bleeding or foul-smelling discharge from the site
Fever of about 100F in adults and 101F in children
Severe pain that does not go away from painkillers
Excessive bleeding (ice or pressure on the wound can be applied)
Prevention for moles
Apply sunscreen generously 30 mins before heading out in the sun. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Practice reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours for maximum protection
Avoid peak sunlight times
Try keeping inside in the peak sun hours to prevent maximum damage. Search up the maximum sunlight hours depending on where you live.
Make a habit to wear fully covering clothes. Clothes with full sleeves, hats or caps and sunglasses help protect against sun damage.
Avoidance of lamps
Some tanning lamps give out UV rays. Get rid of them to keep yourself protected.
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Our Medical Team
Edgbaston Wellness Medispa strives to be the best place to undertake minimal surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Our friendly Treatment Coordinators and Medical Practitioners will be at hand before and after the treatment to monitor your progress closely and ensure you get optimum results.
Qualified General Practitioner with a special interest in Gynaecology
She is also a trained Aesthetic Medical Practitioner. She has a wide range of surgical skills and routinely offers surgical and non-surgical treatments.
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Providing a range of Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments, including fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. He offers Complete Men’s Health and Women’s Health Consultations.
Senior Consulting Therapist
Performs Aesthetic Treatments like radio frequency, and she has a true passion for skincare and skin health.
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