Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. They can appear alone or in groups and virtually anywhere on the skin. They occur when the cells in your skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin. The cells make the pigment that gives you your skin color and are called melanocytes. There are three main types of moles or pigmentary nevi: normal or typical, irregular and cancerous.

Cancerous moles also called melanomas, present an obvious irregular shape and have already become malignant. They are usually black, although, not all black moles are cancerous, as both typical and atypical moles can turn into melanoma. This is the most easily detectable type of cancer. You will have to undergo a consultation first, where you will be questioned by your GP about the changes that your moles have suffered. Also, you will be asked about your medical history to determine if the melanoma is genetic. The check-up will consist in the examination of the moles based on a series of diagnosis rules, namely the ABCDE. Your moles will be assessed by their asymmetry, borders, color, diameter and evolution/elevation.

At Renew Skin and Health Clinic we have a number of treatment and procedure possibilities, depending on the type of mole you present and need to have removed. For instance, in order to remove small moles, as well as certain skin nevi, the procedure you can undergo is laser therapy. For the more aggressive cancerous cells, our Renew Skin & Health Clinic specialists claim that it is safer to do an incisional biopsy, the harvested tissue being also sent for further pathological analysis and investigation.

The incisional biopsy is prone to leave a slightly larger and visible scar and it does imply some risks and longer downtime then most procedures. It removes only a part of the suspicious mole or dysplastic nevus. The tissue sample extracted during this type of surgery is larger, as the incision is made deeper, through the dermis and the hypodermis, requiring stitching. There are however cases when these stitches are not actually necessary and the patient is only asked to apply local pressure to stop the bleeding, after which the targeted area is bandaged. This mole removal procedure is performed under our most experienced specialists’ supervision, and you can also benefit from many other advantages that most clinics do not offer.

Feel free to contact our Renew Skin and Health Clinic Head Office on 01926 422 454 in order to book a consultation with one of our specialists and benefit from our professional, safe and effective laser mole removal or surgical mole removal procedures.

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