Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Moles & cysts can be easily removed and generally only a local anaesthetic is needed

We are frequently asked to remove various skin lesions including moles and cysts that are a cause of embarrassment or concern for patients. Stephen McCulley can easily access the lesion and remove it under local anaesthetic. Patients can choose to have a consultation first or, if booked, have the consultation and procedure at the same time.

The common mole (called a Benign Intradermal Naevus) can be treated by either direct excision or by shave excision. Stephen McCulley will discuss the best option for you during your consultation.

Direct Excision
This will leave a straight scar approximately 2-3 times the width of the mole. Although it will appear reddened for a few weeks, it will  heal very well over time.

Shave Excision
This procedure involves literally cuttings the mole flush with the skin and allowing it to heal. This avoids having the longer scar but does have a 30% chance of the mole recurring.

Sebaceous Cysts & Skin Tags
As well as moles, it’s also very common for people to have sebaceous cysts (blocked sebaceous/oil glands) and simple skin tags. Stephen McCulley can shave off the skin tags, but the cysts require the skin opening to remove both the cyst and the blocked pore.

All of the above procedures carry very few risks. There is a small chance of bleeding, variable scarring and reccurence of the problem.

Removal of moles and cysts: from £300

Frequently Asked Questions

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