This is a method for removing moles and other benign growths such as skin tags without the use of stitches.
The skin surrounding the lesion to be removed will be injected with local anaesthetic. The lesion to be removed is surgically shaved off and any bleeding cauterized.
A small dressing will be applied which can be removed after 24 hours.
If appropriate, the specimen removed will be sent for analysis under the microscope.
Where the lesion has been removed you will notice a red/ black area like a small graze which will heal over a period of 1 – 2 weeks. You may prefer to keep the area covered with a simple dressing for 3 to 4 days, but often this isn’t necessary. In due course a scab will drop off to leave new skin underneath, usually resulting in an excellent cosmetic result.