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.
In clinic, we don’t remove the entire structure but flatten it to leave the least mark possible. Once healed there is little evidence 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 the hairs are 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. Occasionally some very fibrous moles may need a second treatment. You will be advised of this and any associated costs during your consultation.
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.
Can you treat any other blemishes with this method?
Yes, all manner of skin tags, warts, and vascular blemishes.
Why should I come to you?
Our Electrologists are proud to have nearly 25 years worth of clinical experience within this field and carry the required training, dermatology, anatomy knowledge, MASCED accreditation and licensing which are all constantly updated. We offer free appointments for anyone wishing to have blemishes of concern checked over and refer more back to the NHS than we treat. The majority of our clients come to us after being referred and assessed by either the NHS or Private Sector which includes GP’s, practice nurses, dermatologists and consultant plastic surgeons. As many NHS boards no longer treat the blemishes, these professionals are glad to have somewhere they can confidently recommend.
Mole Reduction Treatment Costs
Treatment for a single mole – £100.00
Treatment for two moles – £180.00
Treatment for three moles – £270.00
Includes consultation, photography, charting, treatment and full aftercare package.
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