Mole Removal & Skin Tag Removal

Mole Removal & Skin Tag Removal in Essex

How does Laser Mole Removal work?

Please do not take skin lesions lightely! 

Skin lesions can be tricky to diagnose.Some are tigers ,dressed as a cat ,whilst others can be cats looking as tigers! Therefore, it wise not to take them lightely.

If you have got plenty of moles or skin lesions,then you need to check them all. If there is history of skin cancers or melanoma ,then you need to inform your GP and us at the time of consultation .You also need to get checked once a year if you have any skin lesion.

According to the nature and location of your skin lesion,our recommneded method of treatment varies .If the lesion is of benign nature like seborrhoic keratosis or benign pigmented lesion or even a simple skin tag ,we can then treat them by laser or sometimes  hyfracator.If we are suspecious about any skin lesion ,then we either suggest excision by dermatologist surgeon and pathology sample or we advise on NHS red flagging through your own GP.

Some lesions like the picture attached are on nose or areas which cosmetically are hard to treat with minimum chance of scaring.This is the exact area which the experties  of an expert laser doctor is necessary to treat with minimum chance of scaring .

Therefore ,based on what i have said so far ,I am sure you have realsied that the  nature of skin lesions makes it unlikey to comment on the method of treatment or costing involved prior to assessment of a lesion.To overcome the confusion ,we normally suggest that  you call our reception and  book a free initial consultation with us that we can examine and assess your lesion where  necessary with a dermoscope which is a skin microscope.We can then suggest if you would need a second opinion from our dermatologist or we can proceed with suitable method .

Laser mole removal involves using the laser blade as a very fine and precise cutter which at the same time cauterises the base of lesion to prevent any bleeding.This is with minimum scar.


How many laser mole treatments are required?

Most ageing spots, sunspots and flat moles as well as sebhorreaic keratosis can be removed with a single treatment or in the second treatment. Repeated treatments may be required for certain birthmarks and moles (nevi) due to the depth of pigment. Most patients would have the complete removal with only one session.


What happens after laser mole treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the area usually turns darker and forms a scab. Scab is the protective mechanism for the wound which protects it from infection whilst letting it to be aerated.The scab will come off normally in 7-14 days  and the mole seems to have  "fallen off" after that.. Makeup to the rest of the face can be worn from the next day and sunscreen is recommended for six weeks following treatment after the fall off the scab.No make up on lesion until the scab comes off  and no water should touch the skin for 24 hours.


Is laser mole removal safe?

The laser has been used successfully for years. The risk of scarring is typically less than 1%.


Are there treatment alternatives to laser mole removal?

Yes, (e.g. liquid nitrogen to freeze the mole, cautery to burn the mole, surgical mole removal, mole shaving) but none are as effective and the risk of scarring with others is greater. In addition, they may not be feasible to diffuse extensive lesions (e.g. nevi and birthmarks).


Remember, hyperpigmentation can occur due to sun-damage, genetics, hormonal imbalances, pregnancies or medications. Melanocytes (pigment cells) can become over stimulated and thus pigmentation increases.

 Although we do our best to avoid scaring ,but with  every skin lesion treatment there is a chance of Hypopigmentation,Hyperpigmentation and keloid scar.

 

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