How to remove common moles & skin tags non-surgically

Moles no matter shape or size should not be removed without seeing your GP or medical specialist first.

Moles can appear anywhere on the skin. Most adults have 10 to 40 common moles. They form when pigment cells grow in a cluster instead of being spread out throughout the skin.

Common moles are usually small, round or oval-shaped skin growths with a well-defined border. They may be colourless, pink, tan, brown or black.

Non typical moles look different. If they’ve appeared suddenly, are irregular in shape are different colours, are itchy or bleeding they may be a cancerous lesion.

They’re generally bigger and tend to have irregular borders and colouring. Most atypical moles are benign, though they are more likely than common moles to become cancerous.

Helen our nurse prescriber will make sure you have been to your GP or dermatologist to examine your mole to ensure its cosmetic and no anything suspiciuos. If its a common mole then we can help at our Cheltenham Clinic .

Self-checking moles

While they generally do not pose a health threat, moles should be self-checked regularly. Schedule a skin examination if you find a new mole or a change in an existing one. A mole that starts to change or grow in size could be a sign of skin cancer.

 

Whether you choose to have a mole removed for health or cosmetic reasons, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with first. It may seem convenient to use over-the-counter products or home remedies to remove small moles. But it is wise to check with your doctor to make sure the mole is not potentially cancerous. Once your mole has been examined by your medical specialist and they have said it is non-cancerous then I Helen Cleland can remove your mole in a non-surgical way. We use a device which will leave you as if the mole hasn’t been there at all. The procedure is carried out in our Cheltenham Clinic.

 

The NHS mole removal service

As the NHS is beyond capacity they will not remove non-cancerous skin lesions so best to come to a medical practitioner who has qualifications to do such a procedure. With my background in burns and plastic surgery I am not scared to turn you away and refer you to the relevant specialist if I think the skin lesion is at all suspicious.

The way a Common Mole is Removed

With BT plasma, the energy uses plasma, a special form of a gas that has an electrical energy, to work throughout the skin from the epidermis deep into the dermis. The Plasma causes a process called sublimation which turns a solid into a gas so results are instant with moles, skin tags and warts being removed in minutes.

 

  • The procedure – a local anaesthetic cream or injection to numb the area
  • The plasma BT shaves off the lesion leaving a flattened area
  • As a result a scab forms and under this the wound heals
  • Scab falls off after about 1-2 weeks depending where it is on the body
  • Skin under will be pink and should be protected with a 40Plus SPF to prevent pigmentation
  • After about 4-6 weeks the your skin should go back to its own skin colour
  • Some cases the skin may appreat slightly darker or lighter than normal skin colour

 

The results are great. there is no noticeable  scar or unevenness or suture line. Results are immediate.

 

Aftercare

  • Keep dry for 24 hours
  • Do not pick the scab
  • Ensure the area is kept dry after washing
  • Once the scab falls off massage the area twice daily with bio oil
  • Use a high factor SPF on the area 40 plus
  • Do not use steam rooms, swimming or saunas until scab falls off
  • Do not pick the scab or this may cause uneven scarring
  • Do not undertake a strenuous exercise for the first 5-7 days

 

 

 

Not suitable for

  • People who suffer from keloid scarring
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers
  • Cancerous lesions
  • Certain medications
  • Blood disorders

 

To find out more please visit my website helencleland.co.uk or call me 01242896997

 

Helen Cleland 23 St Georges Road GL50 3DT Cheltenham