Minor Surgical Procedures

Minor Surgical Procedures

The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic have partnered with the DermoSight platform in order to provide our clients with fast and efficient dermatology advice and guidance.

This game changing technology has helped to save lives with fast, efficient diagnosis of moles and skin lesions.

Most people have moles and freckles on their skin. Some have more than others, but most of the time they’re completely normal and of no cause for concern. However it’s always recommended to have any you are concerned about or you feel may have changed checked. 

Early detection is the best step in the prevention of serious skin cancers, which is why it is best to get any suspicious mole or lesions checked by a specialist.

If you have a mole, lesion, lump or bump or skin condition that you are concerned about then this service is for you.

Once the report has been analysed, we aim to get it to you within 7 days. 

Patient Jounrey for Diagnosis

• Book an appointment for the mole & lesion check consultation with one of our practitioners.

• During the face-to-face consultation with our practitioner we will fill in a skin history questionnaire, image your mole/lesions or skin condition using our bespoke Dermatoscope camera.

We send these medical images off for diagnosis.

• Dermatologists then access the consultation, your information and images and then analyse the report with the following advice & guidance.

• The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic will contact you with the report advice and guidance and the necessary following steps. Including possible prescriptions and or removal options.

Mole Removal

The average adult has 10-40 moles at any one time. These can grow anywhere on the body including your face, scalp and toes. Whilst many moles are of no concern, some moles can cause issues due to self confidence especially on the face, or if they are raised and prone to catching on clothing can bleed, In these instances, mole removal treatment could be a safe and effective way to remove unwanted moles from the body.

Mole removal is a quick, pain free procedure performed under local anaesthetic. We offer surgical and non-surgical techniques including:

  • Surgical Excision – The surgical removal of the mole, often with a small border of the normal surrounding skin to reduce the risk of regrowth. The procedure involves stitches to close the incision and a small scar which will fade over time.
  • Shave Removal – A surgical blade is used to remove the mole down to slightly beneath the surface of the skin. No stitches are required but a pink mark will need time to heal and gradually fade.
  • CO2 –CO2 is a laser which ablates/burns the mole away leaving a neater scar and a faster healing time.

You can trust our specialists who have had decades of experience in assessing and treating moles to deliver the best mole removal service with short waiting lists.

Our care doesnt stop there, following removal, our experts can advise on additional mole checks or treatment, if needed.

Skin Lesions - The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic

Lumps & Bumps

Lumps and bumps refer to any lump or bump that may be present on your skin. In most cases these lumps are bumps are harmless but we do recommend that all patients visit their GP ahead of seeking removal treatment to ensure that there is no underlying medical condition and that it is safe to be removed.

There are lots of different causes for lumps or bumps to appear on the skin and these will vary depending on the type of lump it is. For example you may have a build-up of cells which can form moles, skin tags or even keloid scarring.

Different Types of Lumps & Bumps:

Skin Tags 

Skin tags are small skin coloured growths that are most commonly found on the neck, eyelids, armpits, groin and under the breasts. They thought to be caused by friction although it is unclear. They are made up of blood vessels and collagen and are not contagious

Removal is surgical and or hyfracation 

A Mole

A mole is a growth on the skin that is usually brown or black in colour. They are very common and are caused when a collection of pigmented skin cells called melanocytes form as a cluster on the skin. Moles can appear anywhere on the body.

Removal is surgical, shave or CO2

Warts and verrucae 

Warts are small lumps that most commonly appear on the hands whilst Verrucae appear on the feet. Warts and Verrucae are caused by a virus which causes an excess of keratin to develop on the top layer of skin which results in a rough hard texture. Although they are not considered contagious; they can be spread from person to person so great care should be taken.

Removal is with swift unique microwave technology 

Cysts

A skin cyst is a lump just under the skin filled with fluid. There are lots of different types of cysts including sebaceous (a small sac filled with sebum) or epidermis (a lump containing skin cells and protein). They can range in size and most cases are benign.

Removal is surgical and often you will need stitches 

Milia/milk spots 

Milia are small white bumps filled with keratin that most commonly appear on the face.

Often can be removed by having a hydra facial 

Lipoma 

Lipoma is an overgrowth of fat cells beneath the skin that cause a lump under the skin. They are considered to be benign tumours and can appear anywhere on the skin. They are usually quite firm and although they do not need to be removed, many choose to if it is painful, increasing in size or for aesthetic reasons

Removal is surgically and often you will need stitches 

Minor Surgical Procedures ViDeo

Minor Surgical Procedures before and after

We have plenty of Hydrafacial experience. Please view the before and after pictures below to see how hydrafacial can benefit the skin.

The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic - Before & After Lesion Removal

Before & After Lesion Removal

Before: In the “before” image, various areas of the body show the presence of skin lesions such as moles, warts, or other growths. These lesions can be visually unappealing and may cause discomfort or concern. They can affect the smoothness and overall appearance of the skin, drawing unwanted attention and impacting self-confidence.

After: The “after” image illustrates the significant improvement following lesion removal on different parts of the body. The skin is now clear and smooth, with the lesions effectively removed. The treated areas look more aesthetically pleasing, with an even skin tone and texture, enhancing the overall appearance and comfort.

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How Do I Book?

You can make a booking by following the booking link and selecting mole/lesion check . If you struggle with online bookings you can give us a call 01792 202022

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What Is A Biopsy?

A biopsy involves removing a small sample of skin tissue for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment or both. If needed, the sample is sent for histopathological analysis for confirmation of diagnosis and, if necessary, further treatment will be planned accordingly.

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Are My Moles Safe?

The vast majority of moles should cause absolutely no concern but, with 37 UK diagnoses of malignant melanoma every day, having your skin checked and looking out for any changes regularly is absolutely vital.

Over the past 30 years, rates of malignant melanoma have risen faster than any other form of common cancer in the UK. Survival rates, however, are also amongst the highest due to a huge advance in early detection services. Most moles are harmless but, if you notice anything unusual or simply wish to have one removed, our mole mapping and removal service is designed to give you peace of mind and stop any form of cancer before it becomes an issue.

Advanced technology means that we are now able to detect malignant melanoma in its earliest stage, and the illness has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer. If you have any new moles after the age of 30 or if you notice any changes in existing moles, seeking professional help is quick, painless and really can save lives.

If necessary a biopsy can be carried out at The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic.

A biopsy is commonly done if you have a lump or swelling of a part of the body where there is no apparent cause. In these situations, often the only way to confirm whether the area of concern is cancerous is to perform a biopsy to look at the cells under the microscope.

If we believe it necessary after your consultation or if you are interested in examining a skin complaint further, we may undertake a skin biopsy to check there are no underlying problems.

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Is A Consultation Required ?

All lumps bumps moles and skin lesions need a consultation prior to removal to diagnose and best removal options discussed.

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What Happens If I Need To Be Referred?

 If the lesion is suspicious of a skin cancer, you will need to take your report to your GP to be referred within the NHS.

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Do You Treat Lesions That Are Analysed As Benign?

Yes we can remove all manners of skin lesions, moles and lumps and bumps. Your practitioner will discuss the options with you.

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How Soon Will I Get My Results?

Usually within 14 days however at busy times this can be longer.