How are moles, cysts and skin tags removed?
The technique used for mole removal depends on how big it is and where it’s located. It’s usually a quick procedure, carried out by our Consultant team or GP with a special interest in dermatology, in the outpatient department.
There are two popular treatments for mole removal. Shaving is often used for moles that stick out from the skin and can simply be shaved away under local anaesthetic, allowing it to be flush with the surrounding skin. The area may then be cauterised to stop any bleeding. Removal by surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic. Your Dermatologist will use a scalpel to cut the mole and a border of good skin surrounding it. A small stitch will secure the skin.