A mole is a cluster of skin cells ,usually brown or black, that can appear anywhere on your body. They usually show up before age 20. Most are benign, meaning they’re not cancerous. See your doctor if a mole appears later in your life, or if it starts to change size, colour, or shape. If it has cancer cells, the doctor will want to remove it right away. Afterward, you’ll need to watch the area in case it grows back. You can also have a mole removed if you don’t like the way it looks or feels. It can be a good idea if it gets in your way, such as when you shave or dress.
How Do I Find Out if a Mole Is Cancerous?
First, your Beauty Gurus surgeon will take a good look at the mole. If he thinks it’s not normal, he’ll either take a tissue sample or remove it completely. Your surgeon will send the sample to a lab to be looked at more closely. This is called a biopsy. If it comes back positive, meaning it is cancerous, the entire mole and area around it need to be removed to get rid of the dangerous cells. Mole removal is a simple kind of surgery. Your surgeon can now remove the mole in our new CQC registered clinic in south Birmingham. He’ll likely choose one of two ways:
Surgical excision. Your surgeon will numb the area. He’ll use a scalpel or a sharp, circular blade to cut out the mole and some healthy skin around it. He’ll stitch the skin closed.
Surgical shave. This is done more often on smaller moles. After numbing the area, your surgeon will use a small blade to shave off the mole and some tissue beneath it. Stitches aren’t usually needed.
It will leave a scar. The biggest risk after surgery is that the site can get infected. Carefully follow instructions to care for the wound until it heals. This means keeping it clean, moist, and covered. A common mole will not come back after it is moved. A Mole with cancer cells might. Keep an eye on the mole and speak to us straight away.
Mole removal is quick, painless and inexpensive. Using a plastic surgeon at The Beauty Gurus means you will get the highest quality treatment, removal and aftercare; all carried out in our private CQC registered clinic!