Mole Check and Mole Removal by Dermatologist
A mole is a small coloured spot on the skin which is made up of a cluster of cells known as melanocytes, which are responsible for producing the pigment in your skin. Occasionally these melanocytes grow in a cluster instead of being spread out, which results in the formation of a mole.
Moles are typically brown in colour, although they can also be much darker, or may even be skin coloured. They can either be flat or raised, rough or smooth, and some may have hair growing from them. Many people also find that their moles change and respond to hormonal changes, for example during pregnancy they may get darker, puberty may cause more moles to appear, and from around the age of 40 to 50 they may begin to fade away and disappear.
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Check your moles
Most moles are completely harmless, but it’s important to check your skin regularly so that you can spot any changes in size, shape, or colour early and get them checked out.
Things to look out for when you’re checking your moles include:
- Colour: Uneven colours or changes in colour; most moles are just one colour, but melanomas are made up of lots of different shades.
- Size: Healthy moles don’t generally change size, so if you notice a mole getting bigger it’s important to have it checked out.
- Edges: Most moles are usually circular or oval with smooth edges, so if your mole develops a rough or uneven edge it could indicate something more serious.
- Irritation: Most moles will sit on your skin and not cause any problems, but if they turn red, start to itch, bleed, become inflamed or crusty see a specialist.
A change in the size and shape of your moles doesn’t necessarily mean that you have developed melanoma; there are a variety of other reasons why your moles may be behaving that way. The most important thing to remember is to check your moles regularly, and if you are worried about any of your moles make an appointment to see a member of the team of dermatology specialists here at The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic for a mole check.
Depending on their location and position, some moles can be rather unsightly and cause the person to feel self conscious and embarrassed by their presence on the face and body. We use safe and effective methods to remove benign moles, There is an initial consultation fee with the Dermatologist at £220. If surgery is advised, prices start from £380 for mole removal including a histology report. Some moles can be removed by laser treatment and you will be advised at the consultation. Even if you’re having your moles removed purely for cosmetic, confidence-enhancing reasons, we recommend that a histological analysis be carried out in order to identify any potentially dangerous cases that may require further treatment.
We also offer the safe and effective removal of cancerous moles, with prices in the region of £750. When it comes to skin cancer, time is of the essence; so having your moles removed by a member of our specialist dermatology team will ensure that you’re not waiting a long time for an appointment as can sometimes be the case with the NHS.
If you’d like to find out more about our mole checking and removal services, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and book you in for a consultation.
Dermatologists are expert specialists, not only of the skin, but also of allergic conditions such as contact dermatitis, hair problems such as alopecia (hair loss), nail problems such as fungal nail conditions etc.
If you have concerns about any of these areas, please call to make an appointment to see one of our specialists, as we are the only clinic in Kent with consultant dermatologists heading the team.
We have clients from all over SE Kent including Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppey, Maidstone and further afield.
Why Choose The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent is led by a Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Specialist. It is the winner of the Gold Award for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year at The Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2016. The Clinic is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. All the doctors, nurse and therapists are highly trained and have many years experience in the treatments offered. Further information on the team, please see Meet The Team page.
Your appointments are never rushed. We will take time to explain the procedures to you, make a personalised assessment of your needs and agree a treatment plan to suit you.
We see clients from all over SE Kent such as Ashford, Dover, Deal, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Hythe, Faversham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone.