MOLE REMOVAL IN CHELTENHAM

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MOLE REMOVAL IN CHELTENHAM.

Everything you need to know.

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 can develop into melanoma skin cancer which is why it is vital they are checked regularly so they can be removed if necessary. Depending on their location and position, some moles can cause feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment. Here at Stratum Dermatology Clinic Cheltenham we use safe and effective methods to remove both benign and precancerous moles.

mole in situ

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HOW CAN MOLES BE REMOVED IN CHELTENHAM?

Moles can be removed in different ways, depending on the location and appearance of the mole. The treatment options available to you will be discussed during your consultation with one of our consultant dermatologists. Even if you’re having your moles removed purely for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that a histological analysis be carried out in order to identify any potentially dangerous cases that may require further treatment. When it comes to skin cancer, getting an accurate diagnosis is important, having your moles removed by a member of our specialist dermatology team will ensure that your mole will be removed quickly and efficiently.

Some of the treatment options for mole removal at Stratum Dermatology Clinics include:

CRYOTHERAPY

Cryotherapy uses cold treatment to remove the mole. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the tissue, causing the area to scab over. After about a month, the scab containing the mole will fall off your skin. Cryotherapy is a local treatment so will only impact the areas exposed to the liquid nitrogen and works well in the treatment of basal skin cancer.

LASER MOLE REMOVAL

Small skin cancers can be removed by excision surgery. This surgery involves cutting out the cancerous cells as well as an area of healthy skin around it. This area of healthy skin is checked to ensure all the cancerous tissue has been removed. The surgery is likely to be carried out using local anesthetic and a skin graft may be needed depending on the amount of skin removed.

SHAVE REMOVAL

Moles can be removed from the face and body using a shave removal technique which involves removing the mole using a scalpel. The treatment area will be numbed with anaesthesia and a small pink mark may be left where the mole once was, but this should fade over time.

EXCISION REMOVAL

Excision mole removal works by completely removing the mole by cutting it out, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. This treatment is usually used to find out if the mole is cancerous. The area is treated with local anaesthetic and then the mole itself is removed along with a small area of normal skin. The wound is either stitched up or a skin graft is used to connect a patch of healthy skin from a hidden part of the body to the affected area.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How should I check my 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.

The 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 our team of dermatology specialists.

How often do I need my moles checked?

We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.

How do I know which mole removal treatment is right for me?

During your consultation with a consultant dermatologist, your mole will be assessed and the right treatment option will be recommended for you. This will depend on the assessment and location of the mole.

WHY GET YOUR MOLES REMOVED AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINIC CHELTENHAM?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with over 400 people being diagnosed every day. Early detection of skin cancer, through examination and regular monitoring of moles, saves lives and if caught and treated early enough there is a 100% chance of survival. At Stratum Dermatology Clinic Cheltenham, we are able to check, and if required, remove your moles all under one roof.

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, Stratum Dermatology Clinics Cheltenham is ideally located if you are looking for skin cancer treatment in Gloucestershire or Worcestershire. In easy reach from Tewkesbury, Ledbury and Hereford, we are here to provide you with effective skin cancer treatments.

All Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.

hear from one of our cheltenham patients 

“I attended the clinic to seek advice about a mole. All the staff were very professional and courteous and I was seen on time. Not only was I advised about the nature of my mole and about the removal procedure but I was offered the procedure there and then. Ten minutes after my arrival I was leaving the clinic minus my mole. Amazing!”

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CHELTENHAM CLINIC

FINDING US

Stratum Clinics Cheltenham
5 Ormond Terrace
Cheltenham
GL50 1HR

The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest car park is in the Regent’s Arcade, just a few minutes’ walk from the clinic. There is also on street parking available and disabled bays.

CONTACT DETAILS

0800 048 9230

020 3965 2041

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OPENING HOURS

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:

Monday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm
Dermatology Clinic in Cheltenham | Stratum Dermatology Clinic
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Dr Adam Friedmann

CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST
Qualifications: MB BS 1997 University of London
GMC 4425665

Dr Friedmann is a UK-trained Dermatologist who trained at King’s College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London’s teaching hospitals including King’s College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals.Dr Friedmann is Chief Medical Officer of The Dermatology Partnership and Clinical Director of the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.

With more than a decade’s experience in the field, Dr Friedmann has conducted and published research on skin cancer at the Melanoma Institute in Sydney, Australia and has been a consultant since 2008.

Dr Friedmann consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. His special interests include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, moles and blistering conditions.

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