At Lumiere Clinic, we diagnose and treat various skin lesions. We offer skin surgery for moles, skin tags, warty growths and other skin lesions.
Moles, warty growths and skin tags
During your consultation, our Consultant Dermatologist will examine your moles or any skin lesions of concern with dermoscopy to determine the nature of these skin lesions before discussing the most appropriate methods of removal. We offer shave or full excision removal of moles. The pros and cons of each treatment option, as well as other clinically appropriate, alternative treatment options will be discussed at your consultation.
Skin surgery is performed by our Consultant Dermatologist and if deemed appropriate, can be performed on the same day. Our aim is to provide you with a hassle-free skin surgery journey to remove your unwanted skin lesions and get the best cosmetic outcome possible.
A consultation is always recommended as it is best to have your moles or skin lesions of concern examined properly by a Dermatologist. We will need to go through your medical history to ensure that appropriate precautions are undertaken at your skin surgery. The most suitable removal methods will be discussed and they depend largely on the nature of the moles and skin lesions.
A consultation costs £150 and this includes a full skin examination, discussion of most appropriate treatment options, pre- and post-surgical care, sun protection and mole monitoring advice.
Yes, it is good practice to send removed moles /lesions for histology to confirm their nature.
A mole can be removed by shave excision (flattened) or fully excised (cut out of the skin and fat). If a mole is raised and considered harmless, a shave excision can be sufficient. If a mole is flat or atypical, it is best to remove it with a full excision with a margin of skin around it.
Skin surgery is usually performed under local anaesthetic. The main risks are bleeding, skin colour changes and scarring. Scarring can be minimised with certain methods of surgery and suturing. Infections and allergic reactions to the anaesthetic agents are rare.
Wound healing can vary among individuals. Skin surgery on the head and neck area generally heals faster (1 to 2 weeks) than on parts of the body lower than the heart (such as the legs 2 to 4 weeks, or longer in those with varicose veins, leg swelling and certain medical conditions).
It is important to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol and supplements that can affect the blood clotting time on the day of your skin surgery. Also, it is important to keep the wound dry for at least 1 day. Excessive or vigorous physical activity can make the wound bleed more and potentially break the sutures. Keeping the wound dry and clean at all times can reduce the risk of infections.
*Individual results may vary.
“The treatment you gave was excellent and more importantly the advice. The initial examination looking at all areas of my skin was a lifesaver. The removal of damage from my hand has now healed beautifully and as you can see there is no trace left. After the operation on my leg the healing process has been excellent. Thanks to your advice to change the dressings daily and to use the antibiotic cream daily the healing continues. After 5 weeks I have only a trace of a tiny scab and the scar is almost invisible. I moisturise daily and protect the area with a small plaster until the scar falls off.
I followed your instructions regarding showering to the letter and the whole experience has been assuring.
I am really lucky that I found your details on the website. As someone who has met many consultants I can say confidently your attention to detail and the work you carried out for me was second to none.
I continue to check my skin knowing I can consult you over any concerns about skin disorders.”
Solar Keratosis on hand, before
Solar Keratosis on hand, after
*Individual results may vary.