For some people, moles or beauty spots can enhance their features, but for many others, a mole is a nuisance, and so they may be looking for clinics offering mole removal in London.
You may want to get rid of your mole for many reasons. It may detract from your features and even make you feel depressed about yourself. Moles on the body can also snag on your clothes and be uncomfortable.
Check Out Your Moles
However you feel about your moles, you will need to keep a close eye on them. Moles that change in appearance or start bleeding could be a warning sign of a serious problem such as melanoma or skin cancer.
Often melanomas are caused by too much exposure to the ultraviolet light in sunlight, especially in children and teenagers. Ultraviolet light in sunbeds can also increase the risk.
If you burn easily or have a lot of moles – more than 50 – you are at a higher risk too.
To check your moles you should look to see if the two halves are different shapes if the edges are irregular if the colors are uneven and if the moles are large. Most melanomas are at least 6mm.
Getting Your Moles Removed
Even if your moles are not malignant, you may decide that you want them removed because they are irritating you or you are self-conscious about them. In these cases, you will need to see a private specialist who can give advice on the best way to remove your moles.
There are different treatments available which depend on the type of mole you have. Treatments can be carried out under a local anesthetic and can take from a few minutes to 20 minutes. Therefore you should not feel any discomfort during the procedure.
The mole will usually be sent away for analysis, and you will have a follow-up appointment after the operation to make sure everything is fine.