Mole Removal Middlesbrough
Dr. Kim is the North East’s leading specialist surgeon in mole removal, skin cancer and melanoma.
Dr. Kim provides a broad spectrum of treatments from simple procedures such as the removal of minor skin lesions, to more advanced surgeries, across Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas. With further specialist training in skin cancer, melanoma and surgical oncology, Dr. Kim is an expert in his field and his aim is to guide you through your mole removal process, making you feel comfortable and at ease through your surgical journey.
Monitoring moles is essential. If they change shape and colour, this can be the sign of a melanoma (skin cancer) forming. Look out for changes in your mole, such as:
- Changing size
- Changing shape
- Changing colour or becoming patchy
Why Remove a Mole?
- Cosmetic reasons.
- The mole has become a nuisance e.g. catching on clothing or getting caught in jewellery.
- Doubt about the diagnosis and concern whether the mole is a melanoma skin cancer.
A skin biopsy is a routine procedure that permits diagnosis of skin conditions. It can also be used as a treatment to remove some abnormalities, such as moles. A biopsy is where a small sample of skin is removed under local anaesthetic for it to be looked at under the microscope. Local anaesthetic is a medication that numbs the specific area of the body, so it is pain free, but does not put you to sleep. There are no alternatives to this procedure; it is the only way to get the information needed to make a correct diagnosis.
Your mole removal process begins with an initial consultation, in which Dr. Kim will closely examining the area of concern using a dermatoscope. The whole procedure is straightforward and is often completed in less than 30 minutes, dependent on how many moles, cysts, skin tag or lesions that needs to be removed. Once your treatment has finished, you will be free to go home straight away. However, sometimes it is not possible to simply suture the excision wound closed. For example, the lesion may be too large, or it might be in an area that does not have very much loose skin. In these cases, Dr. Kim would need to use plastic surgery techniques to close the wound to allow healing. This usually involves moving the local skin around in such a way as to allow closure and may require borrowing skin from somewhere else on the body (skin graft).
If you’re based within Middlesbrough or the surrounding areas and want to enquire further about Dr. Kim’s mole removal process, feel free to get in touch to arrange your free ten-minute consultation, arranged through the BMI and Nuffield hospitals, so that we can discuss your needs further and take your first step into your removal process.