Short Summary

Mole removal is performed when there is suspicion of early abnormal changes or cancer in a mole. Occasionally moles may be removed for aesthetic reasons. Mole removal is the gold standard method of determining abnormalities and results are usually available at one week.

Key Information

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30 minutes
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Full Body
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As Required

Additional Information

What are the benefits of MOLE REMOVAL?

To determine if a mole is abnormal and demonstrates pre-cancerous or cancerous cells.
For aesthetic reasons.

It may be required in conjunction with mole mapping where a mole has changed and to be certain of the diagnosis.

How does MOLE REMOVAL work?

An abnormal mole is identified in mole mapping, or in a consultation with a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon. It is removed following a local anaesthetic injection and the area usually is closed with sutures.

What complementary treatments are available?

Regular Mole mapping is the gold standard for monitoring of moles and highlights early changes. Scar cream is recommended to be used regularly in the weeks following treatment. Laser (Halo) is effective at reducing redness and lumpiness, often in conjunction with Morpheus8 treatment. Full skin care assessment and recommendations can be made to help improve sun damaged and dry skin, including SPF sun protection. The Observ skin scanner provides an objective measure of the deeper layers of the skin to help diagnose issues such as rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and more. Medical grade skin care and SPF can improve skin in the longer term.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the post treatment advice?

Details on the post-operative course will be discussed. There can be some minor aching or discomfort following the procedure and paracetamol is usually adequate pain relief. It is best to take it easy for a few days following the procedure as the area can be at risk of slow healing if exercise is undertaken too soon.


The pathology result of the mole removal is usually available at one week. The sutured wound may be fragile for the first week, and it may be red or dark and slightly lumpy for a period. Moisturising and massaging help speed up the healing process. 

What are the risks?

Infection, bleeding, delayed healing, poor scar, a need for further treatment.

What can I expect?

Prior to arrival at Montrose

  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Discuss your medication history with the consultant at the time of decided on mole removal.

On arrival at Montrose

Further assessment of the mole will be performed to determine any recent changes and it will be marked for removal. The consent form will be reviewed and the procedure performed following local anaesthetic administration.