Mole Removal

Not all moles are beauty spots

Moles in highly visible or awkward areas such as the face or intimate parts can affect confidence and self-esteem. If they’re raised and catch on clothing, fingernails or razors, they can be infuriating and painful. They also need watching, because changes in their shape, colour or texture can indicate cancer. If you want to relieve stress and discomfort brought on by moles, Riverbanks can help.

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Always doctor-administered

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Treatments start with a mole check

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Various removal options

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Risk of unsightly scarring is small

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We can also remove skin tags, blood spots, warts and cysts

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Prices start from £350

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Mole assessment

Is your mole benign or cancerous?

The vast majority of moles are harmless and occur when cells called melanocytes grow in clusters or clumps in the skin. However, a mole that is growing or changing in shape, colour or texture can be a sign of malignant melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. Keeping an eye on your moles and getting advice from a qualified doctor if you notice a change that concerns you, is essential.

All patients interested in Riverbanks’ mole removal treatments will require an assessment by a Riverbanks doctor, who will take a look at the mole. After that, we can discuss options for removal.

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Mole assessment

3 options for mole removal

Procedure

Riverbanks can remove moles and skin tags in any of the following ways:

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Freezing

Your doctor will apply a small amount of super-cold liquid nitrogen to the mole, freezing the cells so that the mole withers and falls off.

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Minor surgery

We can perform a shave excision or elliptical excision of your mole. Shaving involves removing the top portion of the mole so that it’s flush with the surrounding skin. Elliptical excision is a deeper cut to remove the entire mole, both above and below the skin, and may require stitches. We will send any surgically removed mole to be examined under a microscope, to make sure that it’s benign.

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Laser treatment

You and your doctor might decide to remove your mole with a laser instead of a scalpel. As lasers seal blood vessels and evaporate the tissues they remove, there’s no need for cutting or stitches, reducing the risk of unsightly scarring even further.

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Doctor-administered and tailored to you

At Riverbanks you’ll only be offered treatments that are right for you. Whatever mole removal method we recommend, you can be assured that it will be the best fit for your cosmetic needs, the nature of the mole and your overall health and wellness. Your mole removal treatment plan will be devised and administered by a qualified doctor with many years’ experience removing moles, warts, skin tags and other pigmented lesions. Your treatment will reduce the appearance of your moles and in many cases eradicate them completely.

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How will I feel?

At Riverbanks, we pride ourselves on making you feel comfortable, relaxed and able to ask questions at any stage. Your mole removal will be carried out under local anaesthetic, which means you shouldn’t feel anything. Following a shave or elliptical excision, a small and barely noticeable scar usually results. For your peace of mind, we send all surgically removed moles to a laboratory to be examined for signs of cancer. Freezing might result in a small blister that will heal on its own. Laser treatments result in a scab that will fall off within 2 weeks, leaving some slight redness that will disappear in time. With all treatments you will receive comprehensive aftercare, wound care advice and further appointments as necessary. Post-treatment you will be left with a clearer, smoother and more even complexion, and boosted confidence.

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Reviews

Patient Testimonials

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Riverbanks have a brilliant A* service, a team of great people who always have a smile and are willing to help. I felt comfortable when having my treatment, also the procedure was very quick! I still can't believe have quickly I received a booking and how little time it took to remove my mole. It was honestly an extremely professional service. Thanks to Dr Lori and the team

- Amar Hussain

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Before my procedure I had never had anything like this done before, I was nervous at first but the professional, friendly and informative team put me at ease. Highly recommend Riverbanks.

- Christina Jones

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I am so happy with my procedure, the team at Riverbanks put me at ease straight away and explained the whole procedure. It was painless, I would definitely recommend!

- Milly Harris

Riverbanks' Expertise

You're in good hands

Our first priority is your overall health and wellbeing. That is why the most important part of your mole removal treatment is the initial mole check. We will assess and diagnose if your mole is suitable for removal and if we are concerned about the appearance of a mole, we will encourage you to talk to your GP before we go any further. Riverbanks founder Dr Ravi Jain has extensive experience treating moles, cysts, warts, blood spots, skin tags and other skin lesions and will make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed.

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I understand how irritating and confidence-sapping moles and skin tags can be. The first step is making sure they’re not more sinister than that. Then we can focus on getting rid of them. Our procedures are straightforward and safe and I’ve performed them thousands of times. The results are excellent, too.

DR RAVI JAIN

Medical Director

FAQS

Treatment Questions

  • What is the treatment used for? add_circle
    Our mole removal treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of moles and other pigmented skin lesions, or remove them completely.
  • How long do the results last? add_circle
    In most cases results are permanent. There is a very small chance that your mole might regrow, in the event that a few mole cells remain in the skin. If this happens, we’ll book you in for another treatment.
  • Is the treatment painful? add_circle
    A laser treatment is described as feeling like you’ve been flicked with an elastic band. Freezing could cause the treatment area to sting, burn and, in some cases, itch. With minor surgery, the treatment area will be numbed with local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel anything.
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    After freezing, the mole should fall off about 10-14 days later. After a laser treatment, a scab forms and falls off in 2 weeks, leaving residual redness that will disappear in time. After a shave excision, healing occurs in 7-10 days. After an elliptical excision, the area will feel a bit tight and sore for 1-3 days (simple paracetamol or ibuprofen should help). Stitches are normally removed after about a week. Over the next few weeks, the wound will heal and, in time, a small and barely noticeable scar will form.

What now?

Your expert consultation

We’re here to listen, understand and reassure. The doctor you sit down with will evaluate your medical history and overall wellbeing and invite any questions you’d like to ask. Then they’ll propose a treatment that’s right. Not for your condition. For you.

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