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!

There are different techniques available for treating a skin lesion .The nature of skin lesions makes it unlikey to comment on the method of treatment or costing involved prior to assessment of a lesion.We normally suggest that  you book a free initial consultation with us that we can examine and assess your lesion ,if necessary with a dermoscope .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 releasing laser light energy to the targeted area. The laser light energy is absorbed only by the pigments in the skin lesion. The pigment is broken up and then "carried away" by the body and absorbed during the healing process.

How many laser mole treatments are required?

Most ageing spots, sunspots and flat moles can be removed with a single treatment or in the second treatment. Repeat treatments may be required for certain birthmarks and moles (nevi) due to the depth of pigment. Most patients receive around three laser mole removal sessions. After completion of the treatment, up to 90% of the mole could be removed. Same as any other laser treatment, sunspots may need maintenance treatment after a while if adequate sun protection is not used.

What happens after laser mole treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the area usually turns darker and forms a scab. This fades very quickly and the mole seems to "fall off" after 4-7 days. Makeup can be worn the same day and sunscreen is recommended for six weeks following treatment.

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 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.