Skin Tag & Mole Removal
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Are you worried about moles or skin tags? Many of us will be affected by skin lesions at some point or another, such as moles, freckles and skin tags. These are very common and often benign. However, it’s essential to know what’s normal and when you should seek expert advice.
Just because a mole isn’t anything to worry about, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about it if it’s making you feel self-conscious or it’s getting in the way, for example, when shaving. Here at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we believe everyone should get to love the skin they live in, and our expert team can help you achieve life-changing results with a simple solution to mole removal!
Moles are growths on our skin that are usually brown or black, and they can appear anywhere on the skin, sometimes alone and sometimes in groups. Moles most often appear in early childhood and during the first 25 years of our lives. As we grow older, moles will usually slowly change, sometimes changing colour or becoming raised.
Moles are caused by the cells in our skin growing in a cluster instead of being spread out throughout the skin. These cells, melanocytes, are what makes up the pigment that gives our skin its colour. Moles may darken after sun exposure, throughout our teen years and during pregnancy.
There are different types of moles. Moles that we are born with are called congenital nevi. These will appear for about 1 in 100 people and are slightly more likely to develop into melanoma and become cancerous than moles that appear after birth. A mole or freckle should always be checked if its diameter is more than 0.5cm (about the eraser's size on the end of the pencil) or has any of the characteristics of melanoma.
Moles that are generally larger than average, about 0.5cm and irregular in shape, are called dysplastic nevi. These kinds of moles tend to have uneven colouring with dark brown centres and lighter, jagged edges. Dysplastic nevi are somewhat more likely to become melanoma.
Whether your mole is congenital or dysplastic, any changes in a mole should be checked by your GP or a dermatologist to assess skin cancer.
Our mole removal process is relatively quick and painless, offering a stress-free and straightforward solution to a problem that might have bothered you for years!
Your mole removal will depend on the depth of your lesion and the desired outcome. Generally, the procedure will involve the administration of a local anaesthetic. Depending on the lesion's size and location, it can either be shaved off and cauterised or surgically excised and the wound closed with stitches.
If you’ve got a skin tag that has been bothering you for a while, why not get in touch with our friendly and expert team at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic to book in for a consultation?