Mole and Skin Tag Removal
Mole & Skin Tags:
A mole (melanocytic nevus) is a dense collection of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) on the skin. They appear as flat or raised bumps and can range in color from tan to black, Medical & Cosmetic conditions
Mole & Skin Tags:
A mole (melanocytic nevus) is a dense collection of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) on the skin. They appear as flat or raised bumps and can range in color from tan to black. A skin tag (acrochordon) is simply an outgrowth of skin tissue that is typically benign and harmless. It may be the same color as the surrounding skin or be a darker brown.
What causes this: Moles are caused by the growth of pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in a dense group in localized spots which gives the appearance of a dark pigmented bump/spot on the skin. Moles are largely genetically based with the majority produced before the age of 30. Moles can vary in size and shape and thus it’s important for a qualified health professional to properly identify regular and irregular moles and possibly biopsy and remove them. These can be removed either by laser or a cauterizing tool. Skin tags are believed to be caused by skin rubbing against itself or clothing and are more prevalent as we age. They are also found more on individual who are overweight, have diabetes or develop when women are pregnant.
Skin tags are not harmful and do not need to be removed for medical reasons but patients who feel dislike their appearance can opt to have skin tag removal; Dr. Corrina Iampen will use a laser to cauterize or a tool to remove the tag from the skin
What causes this: All cells have a life cycle that is regulated by DNA. When DNA becomes damaged the cell no longer has a central “brain” that tells it when to stop growing and dividing, so it grows uncontrollably. Therefore skin cancer is simply an unregulated growth of skin cells. The three types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (most common, easily treated), squamous cell carcinoma (less common, more risky), and melanomas (least common, most dangerous) depending on the cell type from which the cancer originates. Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed cancer with rates continuing to increase. A qualified health practitioner is imperative in distinguishing and diagnosing which type of cancer that I being presented. Typically this can be identified by ulcering in the skin, discoloration or changes that do not heal on their own, and changes in the color or growth patterns of moles
Moles and skin tags are extremely common and most people have them. However, large, raised or unsightly moles and skin tags can be unattractive. This is especially so on the face but can also cause concern on any visible part of the body.
Equally if they are positioned where they may rub on clothing (e.g. belt, cuffs, collars) they can become very annoying or inconvenient when they catch or snag.
Mole and skin tag removal are very simple procedures carried out under local anaesthetic in the specific area.
Calgary laser and beauty center is dedicated to removing moles, skin tags, cysts and warts on the face and body that are extremely common and become more prominent as we age. Moles that are flat or raised or have some degree of color can often be unsightly, catch on clothing and generally be a nuisance.
With new advances in surgery and laser treatments most moles are easy to remove without any pain and leave minimal if any scarring.
Cosmedics uses the best techniques for mole removal surgery and laser to ensure the best outcomes. All our mole removal procedures are carried out by experienced skin estheticianss that specialise in all types of mole removal.
Our private clinics in London and Bristol operate a unique ‘see and treat’ service that is designed so that moles can be removed at the same appointment and patients return to normal daily life straight after.
All moles removed are sent away for testing for ultimate safety, a service which is provided at cost.
We also offer specific treatments for wart removal & skin tag removal
Why Should I consider Mole Removal?
Purely cosmetic reasons alone. Many people feel that this is an expression of some vanity, however most people see themselves and their interactions with others hampered by moles growing in awkward very visible places. This can affect self esteem and they are then better removed. Very occasionally there is a risk of cancer, thus there should be the option to send the lesion away to be checked.
Who is suitable for the treatment?
Subject to initial medical screening, both men and women of any age and with all skin types can benefit from the treatment.
How long does it take?
The treatment will usually take about 20-30 minutes, depending on how many Moles or Skin tags you want to be removed. The area is numbed with local anesthetic, the mole or skin tag is neatly removed and the area is closed and a dressing put in place. When initial redness/swelling has faded, this will leave a neat scar, which should be barely noticeable, certainly compared to the mole.
Post-treatment care and follow-up
Simple mole removals do not usually require a follow-up appointment.
To prevent infection, pay attention to keeping the area clean. Also, avoid any unnecessary stress, strain or trauma to the area to ensure that the wound heals quickly.
We arrange for removed lesions to be sent off for histopathological testing to ensure that the best care and advice is given. This will be explained by our estheticianss upon consultation.
Facial stitches are typically removed within 4-7 days. Stitches elsewhere are usually removed 8-21 days later, depending on the type of suture and the estheticians’s preference.