Mole Removal

£175 Consultation  I  £250 Shave Biopsy

Benign Intradermal Naevi are small raised Moles, usually on the face. Most are flesh-coloured, and can be easily removed by a technique called "Shave Biopsy". First, the Mole is injected with a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Then, the Mole is sliced off level to the skin and gentle cautery is used to stop any small bleeding points. It usually takes around 10 - 14 days for the area to heal.

 

For most people, removal of a small Mole by Shave Biopsy leaves a slight, flat scar which is hardly noticeable. However, some people may be more prone to scarring after a surgical procedure. Rarely, the scar can become dipped in and white in colour. Sometimes the opposite happens and the scar becomes raised and red. If the Mole is brown (rather than flesh-coloured) the brown colour may remain in the scar or it may recur over a few months.

 

For these reasons, to try to reduce the chance of a scar developing, Shave Biopsy is best suited for small Moles which are 6mm or less in size. Larger Moles are best removed by Excision - where the Mole is cut out, then stitches are used to close the wound.

 

All Moles are examined with a Dermatoscope prior to Mole removal. The consultation fee of £175 includes Mole examination and is required prior to any surgery.

 

Removal of one Mole by Shave Biopsy costs £250, which includes histology. Each additional Mole removal costs £190. This means that the total cost of one Mole removal is £425, including histology.  The total cost of removing two Moles is £615, including histology.

Lichfield Face Clinic

Dr Anne Ward

Consultant Dermatologist

Borrowcop Lane

Lichfield WS14 9DG