We offer mole removal for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Moles are most commonly removed for medical reasons if your dermatologist suspects they might contain abnormal or cancerous cells.
Your GP will refer you to a dermatologist if any of your moles are suspected of containing abnormal or cancerous cells, these will be removed in a procedure called a biopsy.
How is a mole removed?
In most cases a mole can be removed using only local anaesthetic.
Your specialist will inject an anaesthetic that numbs of the area of skin around the mole.
The mole is then removed and sent to be checked for cell content.
If the mole is discovered to have contained cancerous or pre-cancerous cells further surgery may be required to remove more skin around the area.
Changes in moles
Mole scan be a useful sign to alert you of the onset of cancer. If they change shape and colour this can be a sign of a melanoma (skin cancer) beginning to form.
Look out for changes in your mole, such as:
• Changing size
• Changing shape
• Changing colour or becoming patchy
If you notice any of these sings book an appointment to see your GP.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Mole Removal treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Ashford Hospital
Why One Ashford
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Mole Removal or to book an initial consultation.If you are based in and around Kent, Maidstone, Dover, Canterbury or Folkestone and would like to visit the One Ashford Hospital please click here