Moles, cysts and skin tags

Remove unsightly moles or skin lesions that might be a nuisance to you.

Cosmetic mole or lesion removal is a technique to remove unsightly moles or skin lesions that might be a nuisance to you. The exact technique used for removing the lesion depends on factors such as its size and location. Removing a mole or skin lesion is generally a quick straightforward procedure which is performed in the out-patient department.

Common questions

Why would I have a cosmetic mole or skin lesion removal?

If you have a mole or skin lesion that is unsightly or is a nuisance then you might want to have it removed at Benenden Hospital.

What happens during a cosmetic mole or skin lesion removal?

Most lesions are cut out using a scalpel and the wound is then closed with stitches.

Lesions may be 'shaved' down to the level of the surrounding skin. Skin tags may be simply snipped off with sterile surgical scissors. Minor skin lesions, such as warts, may be frozen off with liquid nitrogen gas.

What should I expect after a cosmetic mole or skin lesion removal?

The stitches will need to be removed at your GP practice and you will be given information about this on the day of your procedure.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.