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Identifying and diagnosing a mole

A mole can only be properly identified by a dermatologist. Do not conclude on your own if your mole has not been confirmed by a dermatologist. You can visit our dermatology clinic if you find any spot on your body for confirmation whether or not it is a mole.

Can moles be treated?

Moles can be treated. However, some of the moles do not require treatment. Your mole can be removed by the dermatologist only if

  • They bother you
  • They resolve suspicions
  • They are unattractive

Moles can be removed with the following procedures

  • Surgical shave

This is a treatment procedure whereby your dermatologist Harley street London, uses a surgical blade to remove the mole. After removal, it can be examined for the presence of cancer cells.

  • Surgical excision

In this treatment procedure, the mole is completely cut out, and the area stitched up.  After removal, it can be examined under a microscope to check for cancer cells.


No matter how small a mole can be, you should never try to remove them yourself. You could cause some problems. Most importantly, moles should only be removed by a dermatologist for the following reasons;

  1. You can cause infections due to lack of sterilised instruments
  2. There may be cancer cells in the moles, and removing them without a dermatologist London can cause them to spread to other parts of the body
  3. You can give yourself a scar in the process

If you feel the need to remove any unwanted mole for any reason, contact us or visit our dermatology clinic at Harley street London for mole removal.

Living with a mole

Some people choose not to have their moles removed. Even with the mole, you still need to take precautions to avoid them developing into melanoma. You can do this by

  • Performing self-examination regularly
  • Consulting a dermatologist as soon as you notice any abnormal signs like bleeding, itching or change in size
  • Protect your skin from the sun

Moles are common in many people, especially adults. However, you can decide to have them removed. Contact us today,
on 020 71833648 or visit our dermatology clinic London for a professional health service