You will be able to go home after your procedure and return to work. It is unusual for such a minor procedure to impact your usual activities.
If you experience any pain following your mole removal, over the counter pain relief such as Paracetamol can be used. Results of the analysis will be shared with you by our team within 24 hours.
Sometimes your surgeon will ask you to return a few days following your mole removal to inspect the wound and change the dressing. If the wound area becomes red, swollen or bleeds be sure to contact our 24 hour on-call nursing service. You may also be required to visit our nursing team at a later date to have your stitches removed.
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.
What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?
Bleeding or itchy moles can occur when they have been irritated or scratched – moles catching on clothing, being cut by a razor, makeup application, scratching an insect bite and hair removal are all very common triggers.