The procedure generally takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on how many moles, cysts, skin tags or lesions need to be removed.
We offer treatment for: • Moles – brown or black growths on the skin. • Cysts – sacs filled with fluid or semi-fluid material. • Skin tags – small protruding pieces of skin that can grow in the groin area, armpits, neck and eyelids. • Skin lesions – surface growths or patches of the skin that don’t resemble the skin around it. • Lentigines – small dark spots on the skin that can be a genetic condition caused by excessive radiation or sun exposure.
This procedure is commonly performed by our resident Dermatologist who will remove the mole, cyst, skin tag or lesion and send it for analysis to ensure there are no abnormal cells. Our experienced doctors will then complete the procedure by inserting small stitches.
A local anaesthetic is used to keep any pain to a minimum, this is applied 5-10 minutes before the procedure begins.
You’ll be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment has been completed, and you should be fine to go about your normal day-to-day activities. You’ll need to keep the wound dry for two days and you’ll be advised to return to the clinic to have your stitches removed 7-10 days post treatment.
The techniques we use are designed to minimise any scarring, however after removing a mole, cyst, skin tag or lesion, a small scar may remain, which should fade in time. Rarely, some people with very dark or light skin may find they have a larger scar than usual.
The risks associated with mole and cyst removal are very minimal. Transform hospitals and clinics have an exceptionally high standard of hygiene, which means there is a low risk of infection.