Moles are a common occurrence on the skin whilst they are often harmless, many opt to have them removed.
Moles are usually brown or black in colour and they occur as an overgrowth of Pigment Cells (Melanocytes) within the deeper layers of the skin. Moles usually appear during childhood, with more developing moving into teenage years, although they can continue to develop with age. Moles tend to develop as a result of sun exposure though they can appear spontaneously anywhere on the body.
At Aesthetics of Liverpool we offer Short Wave Diathermy to remove Moles. You must bring along a letter of consent from your GP to your initial consultation stating that the Mole is safe to remove.
Short Wave DiathermyShort Wave Diathermy treatment involves the use of a fine tip needle. When the needle is applied to the Cherry Angioma it will deliver radio energy to destroy the wart tissue and cauterise blood vessels to prevent excess bleeding. The procedure will leave behind a small wound which is then covered using a small plaster.
What does a Mole look like?
Moles vary in appearance but can have the following characteristics:
- Brown, round and flat.
- Raised, Pale and sometimes hairy.
- Raised above the skin, light brown and sometimes hairy.
- Surrounded by white ring, where the Mole has lost its colour
- Unusual looking and slightly larger moles that can be a range of colours and either flat or bumpy.
- Dark Blue in colour.
What happens prior to treatment?
Prior to treatment you must obtain written consent from your G.P/Dermatologist that your Mole is safe to remove. This must be obtained prior to your consultation with your Aesthetics of Liverpool Practitioner.
How do I know if a Mole is harmless?
Whilst Moles are usually harmless, It is very important to ensure you check the Moles on your body for any unusual changes a helpful way to remember what to look out for is the ABCDE method:
B– Border Irregularity
C– Colour Change
E– Elevated (raised) or enlarged.
If you notice any of these changes to a Mole/Moles on your body it is important to visit your GP as changes to a Mole may be an indication of a skin cancer called Melanoma.
Does Mole Removal hurt?
Some clients experience a mild discomfort during treatment, those with sensitive skin may benefit from the use of an anaesthetic cream to numb the area and limit discomfort.
What are the risks/side effects?
Short Wave Diathermy is completely safe. However with any medical procedure there are risks possible side effects these include infection, scarring, discolouration, anaesthetic allergy, or nerve damage.
How much does Mole Removal Treatment cost?
|Mole Removal||Single Treatment|
|Any area||From £295|
How much is a consultation?
A consultation is £150 which is redeemable against the treatment if it proceeds. Or the consultation process is £150