Mole Check at the Cadogan Clinic offers a surgical mole removal procedure, to remove suspicious or aesthetically unappealing moles
Moles are small clusters of coloured skin cells, which can form anywhere on the human body. Moles are usually harmless and people can live with them without any complications. However, moles can be cancerous, so if a mole looks suspicious it must be removed for immediate examination under a microscope (histology), to eliminate the risk of it developing further.
We recommend you seek professional attention for any of your moles if you notice one or more of the following symptoms: it has changed/is changing colour; it has changed/is changing shape and size; it is inflamed; it is itchy or painful; or it is protruding or causing irritation (for example, it’s catching on clothing).
Your consultant will proceed with mole removal for any of the following reasons: the mole is dangerous and needs to be removed for precise identification (histology) and treatment to eliminate the risk; the mole is considered potentially dangerous and you would rather eliminate the risk now than continue monitoring it and having regular check-ups; the mole is protruding and is easily irritated by clothing (for example, catching on bras, belts etc); or the mole is aesthetically unappealing and you would like it removed.
Our team of leading dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic offers the best mole-removal service in London. Our Mole Check service is the only one in the UK that guarantees results within 24 hours. In cases where your consultant feels that it is appropriate to proceed with immediate treatment, our innovative See & Treat service provides instant removal. Our experts use the very latest procedures and technologies to ensure maximum comfort for you, as well as a swift recovery time and minimal scarring. In addition, our on-site histopathology laboratory provides the quickest cancer screening available in the country. You can have your suspicious mole excised and receive the results and specialist advice all in one day, meaning no more anxiety.
Whatever your personal concerns, the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading UK consultants, techniques and facilities for your treatment. Our expert team handles each case with sensitivity and discretion, and your treatment, performed at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London clinic, will put your mind at rest.
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After a mole removal treatment you may find that the area treated is a little bit red and sore for a week and may require a dressing. If you have had any sutures or a dressing, you will need to return to the clinic after a week for a suture removal and/or a change of dressing. Your doctor will advise you to keep the area out of sunlight and to use a high SPF sunscreen on the area for about six months to avoid scarring.
We have some of the best dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the UK, as well as our mole mapping system, rapid diagnostic services including 24 hour histology results and our “see and treat” service for mole removal. You are guaranteed that Cadogan Cosmetics is the best choice for accurate and quick diagnosis and treatment.
Our doctors at Cadogan Cosmetics include experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeons who will do their utmost to ensure minimal scarring following your mole removal. This will depend on your skin type, how your skin is at healing and the size and location of the lesion.
Following a mole check and consultation, your consultant may recommend a surgical excision for mole removal. In this procedure, the area will be numbed with local anaesthetic by your plastic surgeon or doctor and then an incision is made, the mole is removed and the skin is stitched together again. The lesions may be sent off to the diagnostic lab for histopathology if requested by the doctor and results return within 24 hours.
Often people choose to remove moles for purely cosmetic reasons, especially if they are moles on the face which can make a person feel self-conscious. Our experienced doctors at Cadogan Cosmetics include highly-experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeons who will remove moles whilst leaving minimal scarring on your face.
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK but the good news is that if the signs and symptoms are spotted early it will be much easier to treat. If you have moles on your face and body, it’s a good idea to keep a check on them and monitor any changes for your own peace of mind. At Cadogan Cosmetics we have some of the best dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the country as well as our mole mapping system, rapid diagnostic services including 24 hour histology results and our “see and treat” service for mole removal.
Most people have moles which remain perfectly fine throughout their lifetime but if you notice signs that a mole has changed in any way, it is wise to go and have it checked by a dermatologist or doctor during a mole check to make sure it is not cancerous. This kind of skin cancer includes melanomas, basal cell carcinomas, and squamous cell carcinomas. Moles can also be precancerous lesions, changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. The good news is that skin cancer can be cured if it’s found and treated early. Contact the Mole Clinic at Cadogan Cosmetics for more information.
There are definite signs that a mole could be a melanoma and should be seen immediately by a dermatologist. If you have a new mole or a change in your moles such as bleeding, changes in shape, size or colour, itchy or painful moles- it’s a good idea to book an appointment at the Cadogan Cosmetics Mole Clinic as soon as possible.
We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.
What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.