Moles are extremely common, but they should be monitored nonetheless. You could take care of and track your moles yourself at home, or you could have them checked out by our resident consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Apul Parikh.
The key changes to look out for are as follows:
- Change in size
- Colour alteration
- Mutation in shape
- Satellite moles (moles that appear around others in a circular formation)
- The edges of the mole appear blurred or crooked
You should ensure that you protect your skin as much as possible, by applying broad spectrum sun block regularly and covering up when exposed to direct sunlight. If you suspect anything abnormal, you should have your moles checked, and if necessary, removed.
Whilst surgical removal is highly-effective and popular, some may prefer to opt for non-surgical removal. You should always discuss this decision with a Melanoma expert to ensure this is the best choice for you as an individual.
How Does Laser Mole Removal Work?
Laser mole removal targets the growth in two ways: it first works on the pigment (colour) of the growth, then it ablates the skin to reduce the mole’s volume. It is quite possible that just one treatment can sufficiently remove the growth, but multiple sessions may be needed, though this will depend on the individual’s reaction to treatment.
Please be aware that we no longer offer this service at PHI Clinic.
To book in for a mole mapping with Mr Apul Parikh, you can call us on 0207 034 5999 today. For more information, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave an enquiry through our online contact form.