We can treat normal/non changing moles up to a diameter of 6-7mm.
Only once your mole(s) have been fully examined under a dermascope, your consultation/clinical paperwork is completed and
we are satisfied with suitability, will treatment proceed.
It is preferable to only treat adults over the approximate age of 30yrs but each case will be assessed individually.
For individual clarification, please email us at email@example.com
Are concerned about a mole?
Has it changed in size?
Changed in colour?
Has it changed shape?
Started to ‘behave’ differently?
!! Please contact your GP in the first instance !!
“Moles are made of cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are found scattered throughout our skin and are the cells that make our skin become tanned by generating a pigment called melanin. A mole is made of many melanocyte cells clustered together”
Why do I have moles?
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.
How do we reduce them?
We treat with either –
- Advanced Aesthetic Electrolysis. A firm but tiny probe allows precise amounts of short wave diathermy (heat) to tap onto the moles, desiccating and shrinking them.
- Cryotherapy (nitrous oxide) to freeze the unwanted cells from the surface to the base.
“During electrolysis or cryotherapy treatment, the moles are gently flattened to give the best cosmetic finish possible. Once healed over, there is little to no evidence they were ever there.
We don’t remove/excise/cut out the moles, these methods are only used by a surgeon or dermatologist and only then if there was concern over the health of a particular mole”
What happens then?
Diathermy – Initially after treatment the moles will look whiter. Over the next few days the moles will dry, shrink and form a crust. These crusts must be allowed to drop away naturally. At this point the moles will appear flatter but may still be slightly pink as they will still be healing. We recommend sunscreen at this point (and forever all over!)
Cryotherapy – If they have been treated with cryotherapy the mole will darken slightly. They will go dry and crust and gradually slough off. We recommend sunscreen at this point (and forever all over!)
Occasionally some very large or 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. Over the following few days/weeks the treated moles can go a bit crusty and look like a spot that has been picked and scabbed over. 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 6-8 weeks before to allow for full healing and normalising.
Why do you prefer to treat people over the age of 30?
If a blemish has been on a persons skin all of their life then its more likely to be a birthmark and out with our remit.
If it’s only recently become noticeable it’s too new for us to treat in clinic and we would refer on.
If we wait until the mole has been there for many years (at least 10) without change then we can do due diligence with the mole as it has tenure/history. As we don’t treat under 18’s, this can only happen with a person of approximately 30 years of age and older.
Why should I come to you?
Our Electrologists are proud to have over 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 assess every mole for suitability using dermascopes before treatment to current NHS standards which includes, Symmetry, Border, Colour, Diameter and Evolution 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. At no point are we removing the moles by cutting into the skin. We are gently treating them for a better cosmetic finish.
Initial Consultation (no treatment)
A 15 minute consultation appointment to check for suitability to treat.
Cost – £30.00
Initial Consultation (with treatment)
- Treatment for a single mole – £150.00
- Treatment for two moles – £250.00
- Treatment for three moles – £325.00
Includes dermascopic consultation, photography, charting, treatment and full aftercare. This also includes one review approximately 6 weeks post-appointment.