Moles, cysts and birthmarks are extremely common on the face and other parts of the body. Generally speaking they are totally benign and harmless.
These should however be regularly checked as moles can change in size and colour and cysts may become infected. Moles, cysts and birthmarks can also be unsightly.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of these benign skin lesions or they are troublesome, then typically the most effective form of removal is by surgical excision. Any surgery will leave scars; some parts of the body heal less predictably than others and some skin types are more prone to poor scarring. It is important to try and achieve the best possible scar and your surgeon will speak to you about how this may be possible by placing the scar in natural skin wrinkles or folds, using internal dissolving stitches only, or a combination of internal and fine external stitches. We can also advise you on how to look after your scar to get the possible result.
The surgical removal of moles, cysts and birthmarks are frequently performed at our in-house surgical facility, under local anaesthetic. Dr Hussain will assess the lesion with you and discuss the procedure explaining exactly where the incisions will be placed and what you can expect in terms of healing and eventual scar. All lesions removed are routinely sent for pathology.
For additional information about our mole and birthmark removal services, please contact us today.