Most people have a mole or two, some people have dozens.
They can appear more frequently as we age and can be flat, raised and any colour from flesh coloured through to very dark. Depending on colour and location they can be seen as something rather beautiful but many people simply find theirs unsightly.
Common methods of removal include Laser, Cryotherapy and Excision, all of which can leave behind scars of varying size, excision leaving the worst.
At Tina Sinclair Electrolysis we don’t remove the entire structure but flatten it to leave the least mark possible. Once healed there is little to no evidence to show it was ever there.
At the point of consultation your moles are photographed, charted and documented. Thorough paperwork is completed
If you have hairs growing from your moles we would advise treating these first with electrolysis. It is very common to find the mole is more obvious because of the bulk of the hair follicles inside it. Once removed, the mole sometimes disappears from sight.
How do we do this?
We perform an advanced method of Electrolysis using very precise Apilus radio frequency/short wave diathermy. A firm, but tiny probe allows precise amounts of current to flow over/into the moles, desiccating and shrinking them. As there is heat involved this means there will be no bleeding.
What happens then?
Initially, after treatment the mole will look whiter. Over the next few days the mole will dry, shrink and form a crust. This crust must not be tampered with or picked and must be allowed to drop away naturally. At this point the mole will appear flatter but may still be slightly pink as it will still be healing. We recommend sunscreen at this point (and forever all over!) Once the crust has fallen away naturally, make-up can be worn over the area.
Is there downtime?
Not really. Expect quite a lot of paperwork, questioning & photography. The actual treatment time isn’t very long at all. It is quite possible to have this treatment carried out within an (extended) lunch hour. There is no need to take any time off unless you feel it personally necessary due to their location. If you have an important social function coming up we would recommend having moles treated no sooner than one month before to allow for full healing.
Do I need GP Permission?
No, but if you have any suspicions regarding your moles we would advise you to speak to your GP before treatment. Suspicious moles should always be checked over and monitored by your GP.
Signs of irregularity are –
Irregular and uneven borders, normal moles should be round or oval.
Asymmetry and odd shape, normally moles are quite even, be aware if a particular area or edge shows a change
The colour of your moles, if the colour changes suddenly or has uneven colour throughout.
The size of your moles, if you experience a mole becoming larger. A large mole would be considered bigger than the size of a pencil top rubber.
If your GP has concerns, they will refer you to NHS Dermatology for excision & biopsy.
Can you treat any other blemishes with this method?
Yes, all manner of skin tags, warts, and vascular blemishes.
How much does it cost?
Charges are –
Mole Reduction, consult with treatment for a single mole £75
Mole Reduction, consult with treatment for up to three moles £195
This includes aftercare and a follow up appointment if necessary.