Mole Removal is available in London through Paul Banwell, a consultant plastic surgeon who is the founder and head of a Melanoma and Skin Cancer Unit (MASCU).
Mr Banwell performs hundreds of mole removals every year, each with minimal scarring and using the technique most suited to a specific mole.
He holds regular clinics for mole removal at his London, Harley Street clinic, this the perfect opportunity to have any moles of concern checked and, if required, removed.
Whether for cosmetic reasons or because of risk of skin cancer, the following can all be addressed.
Also known by the medical terms ‘naevus’ and ‘naevi’ moles are often removed for cosmetic reasons.
Whether on the face or body, they can be unsightly and also lead to lower self-confidence and self-esteem.
The moles can also be uncomfortable, they can snag on clothing, get cut while shaving or combing or simply rub.
In other instances, the removal might be for medical reasons, Mr Banwell can assess any mole and perform an excision biopsy before sending the sample off to a laboratory for analysis.
Moles can vary in colour, size and also whether they are flat or raised up. Over time, they can also change appearance.
It can be very difficult for any individual to know which moles are a cause for concern – which are purely cosmetic blemishes and which might need removal for medical purposes.
Moles are usually circular and brown in colour, though they can be flesh coloured, pink, black or blue. If they occur over a hair follicle then the mole may have a hair growing through it, this typically darker than other hairs.
The type of mole is not necessarily a cause for concern, whether it is flat (junctional), rounded and raised (intradermal) or has a warty appearance (compound). Of greater concern is when they start to change – this can be growing bigger, changing colour or becoming itchy and starting to scab or bleed.
If you have moles that are changing or have changed in appearance then these should be checked out, whether by a GP or at a clinic such as Mr Banwell’s.
The risk is that a changing mole can be a sign of developing melanoma, which can become serious if left untreated. Early action and removal of the entire mole is recommended in such circumstances.
Moles can often be removed without the need to cut the skin or insert stitches, this known as shave excision. This is a simple procedure that can be done under localised anaesthetic and from which there is only a very quick recovery period.
Moles on the face and neck respond best to treatment, elsewhere on the body it is common for there to be a small patch of lighter coloured skin where the mole once was. Of course, this is still preferable to an unsightly mole.
In some instances Mr Banwell would remove the entire mole, this a mole excision biopsy, with a sample then sent away. Of course, samples are sent away for analysis in the lab for all bar purely cosmetic procedures and where there is no cause for concern.
The procedure itself is quick, it can take as little as 15 minutes, and rarely goes beyond an hour.
After the procedure, you can quickly go about your usual daily business although strenuous exercise should be avoided for one to two weeks. The mole will have a dressing on, this can get wet in a shower or washing, though not soaked, for instance swimming or long soaks in the bath.
Stitches, where applied, will be removed after one to two weeks, where the lump was shaved off the dressing will simply fall off in due time.
Mole removal costs, at the time of asking, from £320 – this for a leading surgeon who can produce results of the highest quality, with scarring either nonexistent or minimised as much as possible.
Mr Banwell is a leading skin expert and this shows in the results achieved.
Paul Banwell is an award-winning, internationally trained cosmetic surgeon with more than a decade’s experience.
Paul is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
You might also have seen Paul on TV or other media outlets – a pioneer and leading voice in the field of cosmetic surgery he is demand by major publishers and TV networks.
Consultations are available in London’s Harley Street where he also holds regular clinics to check and remove moles.
To book a consultation please call 01342 330302 or use the Contact Form.
Paul Banwell has a clinic on London’s world-renowned Harley Street, the full address the Harley Street Hospital, 19 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QJ.
Located within minutes of Regents Park underground and Oxford Circus as well as Marylebone Station, the clinic is easy to find and just a short walk or inexpensive taxi journey.
The clinic is easy to reach – it is around a five-minute walk from Regents Park underground station and 10 minutes from Oxford Circus.
Harley Street is named after Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of London in 1767, however it became established as a home of medical excellence from the 19th century.
Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who helped King George VI – and the basis of the film The King’s Speech – had a practice at 146 Harley Street, as did many other great names in medical disciplines.
Harley Street has also featured prominently in book and film, including Sense and Sensibility and many Agatha Christie novels.
Procedure was quick, pain fee and I was made to feel at ease. I would highly recommend Mr Banwell, he provided an honest opinion of the result and all the options. I barely have a scar to speak of! Great result.
Just to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for all the wonderful help and support you have given me over the last 1 ½ years. You have given me back my confidence thank you.
I am writing to let you know that I was very pleased with the recent surgery to remove several moles on my face, neck and back. The whole process was carried out very efficiently. The mole on my face has almost completely disappeared already. The post-operative information was most helpful, although the leaflet I was given varied slightly from your verbal instructions. However, you accurately told me what to expect. I have no hesitation in recommending your work to other people. The on site staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.
After the first consultation I felt I was in some of the best hands. I expected to feel more confidence in myself ? this was met and exceeded! I didn?t expect the scars to be so neat and small I am very pleased with them. It was a great experience; there was always someone to contact/speak to with questions and they were all supportive. You will not be disappointed.
The care was excellent both pre and post operatively. During my stay at the hospital I knew exactly what to expect and when, which was most reassuring. The outcome is exactly as I’d have hoped. My eyes look less heavy and it’s as if they have more space to open! I’d never heard of the procedure before seeing Mr Banwell but I knew that something needed doing, and I’m absolutely delighted with the results.
The surgery is very neat with minimal scarring.
The Banwell Clinic is recognised as a boutique cosmetic clinic specialising in all aspects of skin health and our philosophy is to help Protect, Restore & Rejuvenate your face and body. Our extensive portfolio of treatments include injectables, thread lifts, plasma shower, luxurious signature facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, hair removal and cellulite treatments, all carried out in a friendly, warm environment by an expert team.