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Mole Removal

Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of a cluster of melanocyte cells which produce the pigment in skin. They are usually circular or oval and vary in colour from pale to dark brown. They can develop anywhere on the body and almost every adult has a few.

What causes moles?

Some are present at birth but most develop before the age of 40 and they are more likely to develop if other family members have them. Exposure to the sun can have an impact on how many develop and their size.

Mole symptoms

Moles are clearly visible and can be either rough or smooth to touch. They can change in appearance in time and even fade away.

Diagnosis and treatment of moles

Most moles are harmless but in rare cases they can be a melanoma cancer. If you are worried or the mole itches, burns or oozes and bleeds then a dermatologist can determine what type of mole it is. In some cases, it will be excised under local anaesthetic. A sample of the mole will be sent away for analysis

Contact us

If you would like to know more about our mole removal treatment then contact us today by phone on 0203 370 1026 or email dermatologyunit@hje.org.uk.

Dermatology C

Our London-based Dermatology Unit is led by the UK’s top dermatology specialists. We offer consultation, diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin conditions in clean, comfortable surroundings.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0203 370 1026.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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