Skin cancer and mole removal
Moles, cysts and skin tags can be the cause of discomfort and embarrassment. They are usually entirely harmless skin growths which can be anything from your natural skin colour to a range of darker tones. They can easily be removed with minor surgery, although it is important to check first whether removal is your best option.
Cosmetic Mole Removal
Moles are usually harmless but should be monitored for changes in size and colour. Skin tags are smaller and are usually brown and hang from the skin with an appearance a little like a wart. Skin cysts are filled with fluid and sit just below the skin, they need checking before removal to ensure there are no underlying heath conditions or causes.
Skin imperfections often develop as we age and can be the course of discomfort and embarrassment. They can also get infected and cause pain, so for many people removal is a sensible option.
Mole Removal Consultation
Mr Khan works with a skilled and experienced team, with mole removal a common procedure carried out regularly. Every skin lesion and mole is different so a consultation allows them to be examined in depth and the right treatment can be chosen.
Surgery for mole removal is very simple and usually takes place under local anaesthetic. Healthy mols are removed using diathermy or curettage usually and this procedure takes just a few minutes. There are some scarring, but it is minimal, and it fades over time. More suspicious moles are removed via surgery an are analysed at a laboratory to ensure there are no problems.
The nature of mole removal makes it important to keep scarring to a minimum, with Mr Khan highly experienced in using the latest techniques to ensure the best possible healing process. Moles, skin tags and cysts do not tend to grow back so once the procedure is carried out, patients are free to recover and get on with their lives.
Mole Removal Aftercare
Patients usually leave shortly after the procedure and aftercare is quite straightforward. Patients experience some soreness once the anaesthetic wears off, but you will be provided with pain relief medication if needed.
Most patients need no time off work after the procedure, but you should keep the incision site dry for the first few days, so avoid submerging it in water or showering onto the area. A scab may develop but this should heal within a week or so.
Booking an Appointment with Mr Khan
Booking a consultation appointment with Mr Khan allows patients to discuss their options in advance. Get in touch via the contact page where you can provide more information about your mole or lesion.
To make an appointment please contact any of the following hospitals:
The Beaumont Hospital, Bolton
Thursday evenings at BMI Beaumont hospital in Bolton.
Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm at Aset Hospital in Prescot.
Procedures - Mr Irfan Khan