Moles are growths on the skin that usually appear alone or in groups. They occur when the cells in your skin grow in a group or cluster, instead of being spread throughout the skin. There are three main types of moles (Also known as pigmentary nevi), normal or typical, irregular and cancerous.
- Typical Moles (Pigmentary nevi) – Generally benign formation, with irregular moles or dysplastic nevi
- Atypical moles – which are composed of 3 subcategories – halo nevi, blue nevi and spitz nevi.
- Cancerous moles – also known as melanomas, can be composed of both typical and atypical moles
There are many forms of treatment available which one can undergo to rid themselves of these unwanted moles. These include laser therapy, radiosurgery, electrocautery or cryotherapy. One of the recommended procedures is laser surgery, due to it being applied to treat the removal of typical dark moles.
You may need to make an appointment with a dermatologist for an examination of your skin condition or moles. Further to this, a possible biopsy (sending skin cells to a lab) may be performed to determine whether the moles are cancerous – this is usually done if the mole appears suspicious or cancer-prone at the time of the examination.
Laser therapy treatment is when multiple beams of light are directed towards the mole. The laser is non-invasive on the internal bodily functions and has a superficial effect (working on the exterior only). In addition, the laser beam’s aim is to completely destroy the pigmentary cells that absorb the light beams.
While usually laser mole removal treatment is a swift, safe, and an ultimately painless procedure (requiring non-hospitalization and taking little time), it does still carry some negative elements. These include things like slight minimal scarring or depigmentation. The scars are typically very small and barely visible; however, larger moles will inevitably leave larger scars. Scarring is usually more prevalent on darker skin; in these cases one may recommend the use of a silicone based substance to improve the final visual result.
Radiosurgery is another recommended form of treatment for the removal of typical moles, as it ensures far better cosmetic results when compared to any other procedures. Radiosurgery is non-surgical, minimally invasive, safe, painless and extremely effective. Radiosurgery uses radio waves cut the mole and enhance the removal procedure. This means no bleeding due to the cauterization property of the radiosurgery device. Furthermore, this also ensures minimal to no scarring and enhances the healing process.
If you are interested in having some form of treatment for your moles, we would advise you to seek help locally, via your local GP or a private dermatologist. Should you not succeed in this matter then please feel free to contact our Renew Skin and Health Clinic Head Office on 01926 422 454 (Lines open from 9AM-9PM) in order to book a consultation with our highly experienced doctor and benefit from our professional laser or radiosurgery mole removal treatments that will ensure great cosmetic results! Renew Skin & Health Clinic is located at 18 Guy Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. The consultations fees usually cost £100.00, and during the consultation, should you wish to go ahead with the treatment, we will look discuss the treatment costs for your specific, individual case.