Lesion Removal Treatment

Mole, Cyst or Skin Tags

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Due to COVID-19 we cannot offer lesion removal in the mask area.

Moles, cysts and skin tags are removed by our fully qualified UK and GMC registered surgeon using local anaesthetic.

The procedure is fairly straight forward and can take 45 minutes from start to finish. The procedure is carried out in a clean sterile room using sterile one use surgical equipment.

What are Lesions?

Lesions are lumps or bumps such as moles, cysts, skin tags (fatty lumps). Most are benign (non-cancerous).

Do I require local anaesthetic?

Yes, this treatment is performed using a local anaesthetic, which means that the area around your skin lesion will be numb but you will be awake. This is done, by injecting a local anaesthetic around the lesion.

What is if i'm taking medication?

Inform the surgeon if you are taking any medication, or if you have any allergies or medical conditions like the following.-

  • If you are taking aspirin you may be asked to stop taking it one week before the procedure as it increases the risk of bleeding during and after the procedure. The surgeon will advise you of this at the clinic. 
  • If you are on Warfarin or any other medicines to thin your blood, please make sure the clinic surgeon knows this before your minor cosmetic procedure.
  • If you smoke it is best to avoid smoking on the day of the operation and while the wound heals as smoking reduces blood flow to the skin as well as other organs.
  • If you have any drug or skin allergies.

What happens before, during and after the procedure?

  • Consultation:- The surgeon will examine the lesion removal area, explain the procedure to you the minor cosmetic procedure. You will be asked to sign a consent form if you have not already done so in clinic.
  • Removal of Lesion:- You will be taken through to the surgical room whereby the medical assistant will make you comfortable and explain the procedure
  • After surgeon has prepared for the procedure he may require to look at your skin lines in he area with magnifying lamp before the procedure so the resulting scar runs parallel with existing skin creases thus helping to reduce the scarring.
  • Surgeon will prepared and sterilised the lesion area he will inject some local anaesthetic into the area surrounding the skin lesion to be treated (this causes a tingling or stinging sensation which will last only a few moments). The area will be numb so no pain should be felt during the procedure.
  • After lesion has been removed the surgeon will then stitch the area. Depending on the stitch type they will need to be removed in 5-14 days which you will be given a return date.
  • You will be supplied a copy through email prior to treatment with pre and post care as well as given hard copy on day of your appointment.

Will I have any pain after surgery?

Pain after the surgery may occur but often very little. Your wound may become painful 1-2 hours after the removal when the local anaesthetic wears off. Large wounds or those on areas subject to pressure (e.g. foot) or a lot of movement (e.g. shoulder) may be more uncomfortable. Paracetamol (2 tablets) can be taken every 4-6 hours as required (a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours).

Lab testing lesion:

Our surgeon may also discuss with you about testing the lesion including costs for this service. All lesions when required are tested at an independent Lab.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve put extra measures in place for the safety of you and our staff members. Please ensure:-

* you are wearing a mask at all times while at the clinic.

* sanitise your hands on entering clinic.

* Attend your appointment on your time. (we can not see any patients who are late or early this is due to safety procedures).

* Please do not bring large bags of shopping etc

* Only attend the clinic by yourself

* follow the clinic COVID-19 safety rules

Are there any complications to the procedure?

Yes, to remove skin lesions is usually a quick and straightforward procedure. However anyone having the procedure needs to be aware of the possible complications. Some complications can be any of the following.-

  • Scarring.-  It is impossible to cut the skin without scarring in some way. For the majority of people the scar will be red and raised for the first few weeks but can last up to 3 months but usually reduces in colour over time.
  • Keloids or hypertrophic scarring.- Some people have an abnormal response to skin healing and these people form scars that are usually red and raised.
  • Nerve damage. -Occasionally, numbness or pins and needles around the wound may follow surgery and last for some weeks or, occasionally months but recovery almost always occurs.
  • Bleeding.- can occur during or soon after the minor cosmetic procedure.

Developing an infection Signs of infection may include.-

  • The wound becoming more painful.
  • The wound becoming red swollen and inflamed.
  • Unpleasant smell or leakage of fluid from the wound.
  • Unexpected reaction to the local anaesthetic.
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If you or a member of your household has developed a cough, fever, breathlessness, sore throat or headaches in the last 14 days, or recently travelled to a high risk area please contact us before your appointment.

Some after care advice.

  • Head and facial lesion removal wounds are often left uncovered.
  • If a dressing is applied after the procedure we will inform you how long you have to leave it on.
  • Keep the wound area clean and dry.  You can wash around the area. 
  • Slight post-operative bleeding may occur this is not unusual and requires very little action, place a clean dressing on the area to clean it. If however, persistent bleeding occurs, apply a clean dressing with firm pressure on the area for 20 to 30 minutes without looking at it. If it is still bleeding after this time, seek medical attention.
  • Do not shave over the stitches if they are around the beard area.
  • You should not apply make-up to the operation site until healed.
  • Avoid clothing that is going to rub on the wound area.
  • If the wound area becomes red and inflamed, increasingly painful, bleeds persistently or starts to come apart or any discharge occurs seek medical advice from either your GP or hospital.
  • The minor cosmetic procedure around the eye or forehead can sometimes result in bruising (black eye).  This requires no treatment and will disappear after approximately a week.  To minimize the bruising place a few extra pillows under your head in bed at night.
  • Avoid damage to the wound.  If the wound is in an area where it might be stretched, try to avoid strenuous exercise for approximately two to three weeks after the operation.  Avoid public baths, saunas, bending down and lifting weights if head or neck lesion, while wound is healing.