Skin Consultancy specialises in removing all types of raised moles, warts, skin tags and other blemishes. The doctors and clinical team are the highest skilled practitioners in this field with years of experience.
Moles are small patches on the skin that form due to collections of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi.
Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some have hair growing from them.
Moles can change in number and appearance. Some fade away over time, often without you realising. They also sometimes respond to hormonal changes, for example during pregnancy, teenage years and in older age.
Most moles are completely harmless. However, they may be unsightly and affect your confidence and can also be a nuisance, for example if they regularly catch on your clothing.
In addition to our mole removal services at Skin Consultancy, if our specialist team are suspicious that your mole may be cancerous, or you are particularly concerned and would like to investigate this further, we are able to send the removed mole to the laboratory for histology biopsy testing. You can expect to receive the results in less than 7 working days.
If this is something you would like to discuss, please arrange a consultation with Dr Hatley who will be able to explain your options further.
Warts are small, rough lumps and vary in appearance depending on where they are on the body. Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV).
The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). The extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.
Warts are very contagious, and close skin-to-skin contact can pass on the infection. The infection can also be transmitted indirectly from contaminated objects or surfaces, such as the area surrounding a swimming pool.
After becoming infected, it can take weeks or even months for a wart or verruca to appear.
Seborrhoeic keratoses (seborrheic wart) look like raised warts and are removed in the same way.
The medical name for skin tags is acrochordons.
Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They are very common and harmless and can vary in size.
It is thought skin tags generally grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing commonly the neck, armpits, groins and under the breasts but they also appear anywhere on the body.
You may want to consider getting them removed if they are unsightly and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and cause irritation.
Campbell de Morgan spots or Cherry Angiomas are flat or slightly raised, red, circular spots on the body
They are very common, especially in middle age and treatment is by using Thermavein or Cautery.
These are flat, tan-to-dark spots that look similar to freckles and occur mainly on sun exposed areas.
Papillomas can occur at any age and are caused by overgrowth of the skin. They can be safely and easily removed with a shave cautery method.
Seborrheic Keratosis can be flat or raised and range from pale to dark brown or black. They are often scaly or wart-like but they are not warts and can be related to age, sun exposure or even genetic.
The Skin Consultancy removes the skin lesions or blemishes using a procedure called shave cautery and can be performed on both adults and children.
Shave cautery is a relatively painless and quick procedure giving excellent results. Patients are able to have the procedure directly after the consultation and can continue as normal afterwards.
Some skin lesions or blemishes may be more suitable to be removed by the safe and effective treatment called Thermavein. Thermavein uses electrocautery to remove skin lesions with minimal downtime and quick recovery.
We also recommend using SkinCeuticals Advanced Scar Control after treatment to optimise results.
Unfortunately, we do not offer treatment for any cancerous moles or any skin lesions or conditions affecting the genital area.
Our treatment is generally well tolerated and patients can go to work or continue as normal after the procedure.
Patients will have a small plaster covering where the skin lesion was and ideally this should remain dry for a few days but it can then be removed.
We do not use stitches in any of our treatments and therefore recovery time is much quicker.
Some mild redness around the treated areas may form but will settle over the next few days.
No local anaesthetic is required and downtime is minimal.
Consultation - £195
Mole removal - from £295
Mole histology (cancer) testing - £295.00 (in addition to removal charge)
Wart removal - from £250
Skin tag removal - from £195
Campbell de Morgan / Cherry Angiomas – from £385 per treatment session with ThermaveinPigmentation / Age spots - from £385 per treatment session with Thermavein
Papillomas – from £295
Seborrheic Wart – from £295
Histopathology - £120 (each additional histology specimen £50 per patient)
SkinCeuticals Advanced Scar Control - £90 (recommended aftercare)
Fees can vary depending on the size, position on the body and the number of lesions being removed.
Fees per procedure will be confirmed at the consultation.