Mole / Cyst / Lesion Removal

No need to feel self conscious by the appearance of moles cysts or lesions.

Mole, cysts and lesions are common features to appear on many faces, and for some, such appearances are unwelcome. They can cause discomfort for some people, embarrassment for others and a lot of people find that they are self conscious about people noticing them on their face. This is why the removal of such items from the face is a popular procedure.

Why should I get them removed?

People might want to get moles, cysts or skin lesions removed for a variety of reasons. It might be a cosmetic issue and the patient feels self conscious by their appearance. They might be uncomfortable and the removal of them would provide some great relief from pain, or they might have to have them removed because they are of the variety that are cancerous. Not all moles, cysts or skin lesions are cancerous, but it is always a good idea to have them checked by a doctor so that any potentially dangerous condition can be treated.

How is the treatment performed?

The way in which the removal of moles, cysts or lesions takes place varies depending on the circumstances. First of all such conditions will be examined by a trained doctor so that they can decide the most beneficial course of action. If the mole cyst or lesion is found to be healthy and showing no signs of danger to the rest of the body then they will be removed via the use of diathermy (the use of electricity to produce heat and subsequently used to remove tissue – in this case, the mole). This is a short procedure that lasts only for a few minutes and then leaves no long term scars. If the mole, cyst or lesion is found to be suspicious (ie, potentially cancerous) then a surgical procedure will be performed to remove it. It will then be sent to a laboratory for testing.

How long does it last, and are there any side effects?

The surgery itself is a simple one and should only last a few minutes. During the procedure itself there will be a local anaesthetic administered to numb the area and provide the patient with as much comfort as needed. As with any type of procedure like this there may be some swelling in the aftermath. This might be accompanied by some discomfort and will only last for around forty eight hours. There may be some scarring immediately following the procedure, but this should subside with time.

You will find further information on mole removal in our cosmetic surgery guide