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Mole Removal

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What are Moles?

Moles are common skin growths that typically appear as small, dark colored spots on the skin. They can vary in size, shape, and color, ranging from brown to black. Moles are caused by the clustering of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes.

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What causes Moles?

They are caused by clusters of melanocytes (the cells in the body in charge of normal skin colour). Most moles are harmless. Rarely, they become cancerous. Being aware of changes in your moles is important to detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.

As we age, moles may appear gradually on our bodies. This happens when cells in the skin grow in a concentrated area rather than being evenly spread through the skin.

Moles can turn darker following sun exposure, pregnancy and adolescent to teenage years.

Why Get a Mole Removed?

Moles should be removed if there are signs of skin cancer, for cosmetic reasons, if they cause irritation or discomfort, if they frequently bleed or get injured, in cases of a family or personal history of skin cancer, or if a dermatologist recommends it. Consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and guidance. Not all moles need removal, as many are harmless.

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Common Mole Removal Questions

Mole removal is typically done under local anesthesia, so you should feel no pain during the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is generally mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain killers if necessary. If you have concerns, discuss them with your clinician.

Mole removal is generally safe when performed by a qualified medical professional. Complications are rare, but it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions to minimise risks.

Healing time for minor surgical skin procedures can vary.

For Excisions, typically used for the removal of moles, the healing period is around 7 to 10 days. Following the procedure there may be slight redness before returning back to your normal appearance or a small white flat mark at the site.

You can have a mole removed here at Prime Health Partners by our Clinical Lead and dermatology doctor Dr Farzad Entikabi. Our clinical is equipped for Minor procedures and can be performed on the same day as consultation where appropriate.

Farzad Entikabi, Team, Private GP London


Founder and Medical Director

Dr Entikabi graduated from Guys’, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School. He is a dual member by assessment of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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