Mole Removal

Med Spa

The vast majority of moles are normal, however if you notice changes in the colour, height, size or shape of a mole, then you should consult the advice of a medical specialist. You also should have a mole checked if it has been bleeding, itching or has become tender or painful.

Local anaesthetic is generally applied to the treatment area, however the exact technique of removing a mole depends on the condition and its location. These include:

  • Freezing with liquid gas
  • Shaving the mole close to the skin using a surgical blade
  • Using a chemical such as salicylic acid
  • Punch biopsy
  • Surgery

Although great care is taken to minimise scarring, mole removal may leave a small scar once the wound has healed. When a mole is removed, it should be protected using an SPF 50 sunscreen or above for at least 4 months. It is also vital the wound is kept clean and covered to avoid infection while it heals.

Graphic showing fusiform excision details

Availability

Mole Removal treatment is available in the Anne Swart Clinic in  Portimão
Mole Removal treatment is available in the Anne Swart Clinic in  Sintra