Mole removal

Moles are very common and can affect anybody. They can be a nuisance where they are located and depending on the size.

Speak to one of our expert Clinicians to take your first step in removal today.


What is a mole?

A Mole is a common, non-contagious skin growth that can appear anywhere on the body including the face, fingernails and toes.

Moles occur due to an over-production of melanocytes which result in a deeper, darker pigmentation.

They can present themselves on the skin with a brown/dark brown appearance.

Throughout our life time moles can change their colour, size and shape, however if you are noticing anything abnormal, it is advised to contact your GP to assess the mole in question.

Moles are typically harmless, however, it is important to be aware that on rare occasions, they can become cancerous.


types of moles

There are several types of moles.

Common Nevi

These are the most common type of mole and can be seen as a pinkish colour. They can appear anywhere on the body and are typically flat against the skin.

Congenital Nevi

These occur at birth and are more likely to turn into melanomas. If the mole becomes larger than 8 millimetres, seek medical advice.

Dysplastic Nevi

These types of moles are seen as being darker and larger than your regular moles.

The outside edges are uneven and are hereditary.

As these are darker and larger, it is more at risk of changing into a malignant melanoma and you should always go to see your GP to confirm.

What are the symptoms?

Moles can be a variety of colours from brown to black to blue to pink. They can be slightly raised from the surface of the skin, flat against the skin, smooth or wrinkled. Sometimes, small hairs can begin to grow from the centre which is normal.

The most common shape for moles is circular or oval shape. If the mole starts to change and is looking abnormal, seek medical advice. Usually, moles are around 6 millimetres but they may continue to grow so it is important to keep an eye on them.


how common are moles?

People may experience getting around 10-40 moles in their lifetime and the older we get the number of moles may increase.

Hormonal changes can influence the appearance of moles, especially in women during pregnancy. This can make them become darker and perhaps larger.

These types of skin growths can last for around 50 years however, they may disappear on their own.


how do you get moles?

Moles occur as an over-production of melanocytes. Melanocytes control how much pigment is being produced and pigment relates to your skin tone.

Sun exposure can change the colour of the mole and so it is important to keep it protected with SPF or a cover-up when exposed to harsh weather.


When to see a gp?

If the mole starts to become itchy, change colour, shape, or size and starts to bleed, seek medical advice and get the mole checked.


How do you remove moles?

Please note we do not treat clients under the age of 18 for these removals.

ProSkin Clinic and Health UK have the option to use two methods in order to perform Mole Removal;

1.  Advanced Electrolysis – Uses a small, fine needle alongside an electrical current to heat, desiccate and cauterise the blemish.

2. Plasma Fibroblast – A Plasma Pen is carefully held above the surface of the skin and makes no contact with the lesion. The device releases plasma energy which penetrates and cauterises the lesion.

The protocol used depends on the size and location of the mole, our Advanced Clinician will select the most suitable technique for the removal to ensure the lesion is removed successfully, in the quickest time, with a very minimal amount of discomfort.

For our mole removals at ProSkin Clinic & Health, it is compulsory that your moles are checked by a GP before treatment. We work in collaboration with GPs and this is to ensure the moles are healthy and all clear for removal.

Who will be performing my treatment?

Our highly skilled, fully licensed Clinicians, licensed and inspected by Gloucestershire Council.

Will I Be left with a footprint?

Following your removal you may be left with a small scab immediately after treatment. After approximately 5 days this will naturally fall away, once the scab has fallen you may be left with a tiny pink mark and is a completely natural process in the skin’s healing journey.

As the skin continues to heal from the mole it will gradually normalise to the skin’s normal colour.

As with any advanced removal treatment, we can not guarantee you will not be left with a small footprint where the lesion once stood.

It is important to note that flat moles do not have a high success rate for permanent removal. Moles can take multiple sessions as the pigment can be strong inside.

What is the aftercare?

– You must not touch the treated area and must not under any circumstances remove any scab that may appear.

– The area should be treated as a bump.

– The treatment area can, if absolutely necessary, be washed or cleansed but soap should be avoided.

– Do not carry out any activities that cause sweating.

– No sunbathing, swimming, sunbeds, saunas, facial steaming, facial scrubs – complete sunblock must be worn for at least 48 hours after treatment and preferably for longer.

– The area of treatment should be protected by a sunscreen at all times, particularly in the summer months to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.

– Normally after 48 hours scabs may appear thereby sealing the skin and preventing infection. These must not be picked off. The skin should be kept dry and clean until these fall off in their own time. Picking the scabs will result in unwanted scarring. These may or may not become apparent, but they may be felt rather than seen.

– You should avoid using any possible skin sensitizers or irritants such as perfumes, fake tan products, perfumed body lotions etc.



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