Moles are small clusters of coloured skin cells which can form anywhere on the human body. they are usually harmless and people can live with them without any complications. However, occasionally, they can be a sign of cancer. So if a mole on your body looks suspicious to a Dermatologist, it should removed for immediate examination under a microscope (histology), to eliminate the risk skin cancer and 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
  •  it is protruding or causing irritation (for example, it’s catching on clothing).

Your Dermatologist will proceed with a 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 of cancer
  • 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)
  • 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 a few days. In cases where your consultant feels that it is appropriate to proceed with immediate treatment, our innovative See & Treat service provides instant removal where one of our consultants will use the very latest procedures and technologies to ensure your mole is removed with maximum comfort for you, as well as a swift recovery time and minimal scarring.

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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.

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 Clinicis 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.

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Dr. Nisith Sheth
Dr. Nisith Sheth


Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon specialising in skin cancer, skin surgery such as Mohs, laser treatments and general and cosmetic dermatology