A new video from Cosmedics Skin Clinics founder Dr Ross Perry shows just how straightforward mole removal is, even on large, raised and hairy facial moles.

The short video shows removal of a very prominent mole from the upper lip. Firstly, local anaesthetic was administered to make the procedure completely pain-free.

Then Dr Perry used ‘shave excision’ surgery to remove the mole. This is a quick method which is designed for minimal scarring results, something that is particularly important for facial procedures. The area was then cauterised to stop the bleeding.

The patient was soon able to view the results in a mirror. Her reaction speaks for itself:

“So so happy that I got this done, I literally got this done just now. I did not feel a thing, literally nothing. I was shaking beforehand.

“It was done within minutes.

“I’m so glad I’ve got it done, I should have got it done so long much earlier. You will not regret it.”

 

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and mole removal treatment for unwanted moles. The experienced doctors and surgeons also offer removal treatment for a range of other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma).

All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

Millia are commonly occurring facial skin bumps but often the term is incorrectly used for other skin conditions. It’s vital to correctly diagnose milia before trying to treat them. 

The characteristic appearance of milia includes:

  • Small spots or bumps
  • White or yellowish colour
  • Pearly appearance
  • Most often around the eyes and cheeks
  • Not itchy or painful

One spot or cyst is called a ‘milium’ but patients tend to develop a crop of multiple spots, which are known as ‘milia’.

Babies and infants often develop tiny milia on the nose, but in adults the milia tend to be larger and of a different nature.

While milia may look similar to acne, they are quite different.

Adult milia develop where keratin protein becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. This could be due to injury, certain skin conditions or treatments, sun damage or simply the ageing process, where the skin’s natural exfoliation and renewal properties become less efficient.

At Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ Mole Removal Centres, doctors and surgeons are able to correctly diagnose all sorts of skin conditions.

Importantly, they are always alert to identify anything abnormal or worrying and give the most appropriate advice in those cases where there is something that needs checking out and/or biopsy (testing).

Milia Removal

After confirming correct diagnosis of milia, doctors and surgeons can offer milia removal. A number of treatment options may be suggested, including:

  • Laser treatment – destroying the spots and also stimulating the skin’s own healing and renewal processes, leaving skin clearer and healthier-looking
  • Cryotherapy – Liquid nitrogen freezes the spots to destroy them
  • Microcautery laser – intense heat device used to destroy the cysts
  • Topical treatment – retinoid
  • Direct intervention – a sterile needle or scraping device used to break the cyst

Healing tends to be very quick as the milia are very small, leaving minimal if any trace.

Skin Blemish & Lesion Experts

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma). All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

If you’re considering having a mole removed, then you’re right to be contemplating what the healing process and aftercare entails and whether you need to rethink any of your normal activities.  

The good news is, mole removal is relatively simple and most of our patients are able to return to normal activities the same day.

However, there are a few things to bear in mind, so we’ve prepared a quick summary of what to expect.

The guidelines do vary depending on what procedure you’ve had and whether or not you have stitches or dressings.

What To Expect After Shave Excision

No stitches

Most moles are removed using the ‘shave excision’ procedure, which is very quick to carry out and requires no stitches. Shave excision is suitable for the majority of raised moles.

  • If you have a dressing you will be told when it can be removed
  • Vaseline is normally then applied to keep the wound moist for 1 to 2 weeks until healed
  • The wound will be red for 2 to 3 weeks, which gradually settles over the next few months
  • Massaging with oils or moisturising/silicon (dermatix) creams is advisable after 2 to 3 weeks to help reduce any scarring
  • If there is any increasing pain or redness, consult your doctor

What To Expect After Ellipse Excision

With stitches

Larger, flat or more complex moles will be removed using ‘ellipse excision’, a surgical technique which usually does require stitches. For elliptical excisions we normally advise the following aftercare:

  • Keep the wound dry for 2 days
  • Dressings can be left for up to a week
  • You will be informed as to whether your stitches are dissolvable or need to be removed
  • Over 1 to 2 weeks, in areas where the skin is under tension such as the back and legs, it is advisable to reduce exercises which would possibly stretch the wound
  • Steri-strips can be applied over the wound for up to 3 weeks to help the wound heal
  • After 3 weeks the wound can be massaged with oils or moisturising creams
  • If there is any increasing pain or redness consult your doctor as it could be a sign of infection

For full guidelines and detailed account of what to expect, see mole removal aftercare.

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Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and mole removal treatment for unwanted moles. The experienced doctors and surgeons also offer removal treatment for a range of other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma).

All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

Despite years of campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer, it seems that too many people still underestimate the risks.

A study in Queensland Australia found that 1 in 4 people did not take full account of the risks of developing melanomas.

What’s more, it was those who were at the highest risk who were worst at predicting their chances of getting skin cancer.

The study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. It was based on over 40,000 respondents, who were asked to self-assess the risk of melanoma as it applied to them.

Professor David Whiteman, Deputy Director of QIMR Berghofer who developed a risk assessment tool, said:

“We found almost a quarter of respondents underestimated their risk of melanoma by at least two levels.

“Only about 10% of the respondents overestimated their level of risk.”

While experts acknowledged that over half the population had an accurate understanding of their own risk, the 1 in 4 who underestimated the dangers was a great concern.

Why Early Detection Is Best

Being aware of the risks of melanoma and skin cancer is important. Those who understand the risks are more likely to seek attention for suspicious blemishes or skin lesions. They are also more likely to check their skin in order to spot any worrying signs.

Early detection of melanoma and skin cancer is key to the best outcomes. It means that blemishes can be removed quickly,thereby reducing the risk of any spread.

Many moles do turn out to be harmless, but for those that need attention, early action is always best.

dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in diagnosis and removal of all sorts of skin lesions. He is Medical Director and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics including the London Mole Removal Centre.

His career includes working in the NHS both in skin cancer reconstruction and as a GP, so he is experienced and expert in diagnosing skin lesions and providing the best possible advice/treatment. If there is any doubt that the lesion is cancerous, the company arrange testing (histology) to screen lesions as a precaution. The policy is to provide the best and most appropriate advice and service for each individual patient.

Private Mole Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre experts offer diagnosis and treatment for a range of other skin lesions including moles, cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma, milia. All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors or surgeons who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field. Patients benefit from:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Blemishes can usually be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get very quick treatment
  • No obligation to proceed unless and until both the patient and doctor are completely happy to do so
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London plus one in Bristol
  • Testing with report provided where necessary

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

popsugarPopsugar UK delivers its summer roundup of the best ways to protect young skin from the sun’s harmful rays in:

“The Best Sunscreens For Kids and Babies, According to Dermatologists”

As the article explains, sunscreen is essential for children, as their skin is more sensitive. Even though summer holidays may be looking uncertain, the time spent outdoors could still be adding up this year:

“…despite everything that’s happening on the pandemic front, lockdown restrictions are slowly easing, which means you may have started spending more time outdoors with your family as the weather warms up. There’s no doubt your children are already begging you for trips to the park or, if you’re lucky enough to have outside space, more time in the garden.”

As Founder and Medical Director of the London Mole Removal Centre, Dr Ross Perry is frequently asked for his expert advice on moles and prevention of skin cancer. He has appeared in Popsugar a number of times in the past on issues relating to the skin.

He shared his top tip on sunscreen for children and babies – an economical product with the highest 5 star UV rating – that is widely available in Boots:

“The best sunscreen for the face, arms, and legs is Soltan Kids Protect & Moisturise SPF 50 (£3.50) used once daily.

“It will last when in water and gives a total block, which lasts three-to-four hours, so it probably needs to be applied twice daily if you’re in and out of a pool.”

The article concludes with a reminder that avoiding the sun altogether is advised at peak hours.

“Remember that the sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm, so try to find a shaded area between these times to keep your little ones cool.”

Read in full: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/parenting/best-sunscreens-and-sun-creams-for-kids-babies-47550979?stream_view=1#photo-47550980

Applying Sunscreen for Kids & Babies

  • Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going into the sun
  • Make sure you use plenty as a lot of parents don’t use enough. You should expect to use 1-2 full tablespoons of product for a child’s entire body
  • Rub in well to make sure it is properly absorbed
  • Reapply when in the sun and then reapply again every 1-2 hours
  • Always reapply after swimming or towelling

dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in removal of skin lesions. He has removed thousands of moles in his role as Medical Director and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics including the London mole Removal Centre.

His career includes working in the NHS both in skin cancer reconstruction and as a GP, so he is experienced and expert in diagnosing skin lesions and providing the best possible advice/treatment.

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company that specialises in mole removal and also arrange full histology (testing) as a precautionary measure.

Their experts also offer diagnosis and treatment for a range of other skin lesions including cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma, milia. All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field. Patients benefit from:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Blemishes can usually be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get very quick treatment
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London plus one in Bristol
  • Testing with report provided where necessary

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

Due to the COVID outbreak and in line with the governmental guidelines, Cosmedics Skin Clinics are now closed temporarily for face to face treatments and consultations.

However, our call centre remains open and is operating within safe guidelines for staff.

  • Worried about a skin lesion? Any clients who are concerned about worrying skin lesions or blemishes are encouraged to get in touch. We are happy to provide advice and can assess photos by email. This does not replace a consultation but can provide some initial helpful information
  • Can I make a booking? We are provisionally taking bookings from the end of April, when we hope current guidelines may be relaxed for at least some of our treatments
  • What about aftercare? If you’ve already had a treatment and have aftercare queries, please do get in touch. We are running occasional clinics for stitch removal and are able to advise on any concerns the best course of action in case of any concerns

We will keep our website and social media updated with further information should the position change.

We thank you for your support during these difficult days and wish you and your families well.


Updates

During this unsettling time we will be regularly updating our social media. Follow us on social media for advice.

Coming Soon

Dr Ross Perry will be sharing his expert advice on simple measures to help with skin conditions that can arise from constant hand washing with alcohol gels and soap.

We know certain people particularly with sensitive skin or eczema sufferers the constant hand washing can make the skin quite irritated and sore. Dr Perry will give some advice on our Instagram page about your best options to not only keep your hands clean but also reduce the chances of any irritation and what to do if you are getting some irritation.

Queries

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your appointment at Cosmedics Skin clinics, please call 0208 246 4861 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk for further information.

Coronavirus COVID19 Information

The London Mole Removal Centre and Cosmedics Skin Clinics remain fully open at this point in time.

As a doctor-led company, we are doing all we can to keep staff and clients safe with high standards of hygiene in clinic. Antibacterial handwash/gels are widely available to clients and staff to use on a regular basis.

What if I feel unwell?

In line with the government guidelines, we ask any clients with a persistent temperature and cough to remain at home. Please do not attend a prebooked appointment if you have a high fever and persistent cough or are generally unwell. You can call 020 7731 3791 to rearrange  your appointment

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online https://111.nhs.uk/. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

What if I’ve been abroad?

Clients who have travelled to any category 1 or 2 countries will be asked to wait for a clear 2 week period before booking in to see one of our doctors. The Gov.uk website lists the affected countries – please check this carefully as the information may change over time.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

About Us

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma). All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

London Mole Removal Centre offers clients a high standard of service:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

The Independent looked at 6 common forms of cancer for women, with advice from leading experts in the field. Dr Ross Perry, Founder and Medical Director of the London Mole Removal Centre led on skin cancer. 

The article was published on World Cancer Day to raise awareness of the disease which is a leading cause of death in the UK. 1 in 2 Brits will be diagnosed at some point in their lives.

In the UK, the most common cancers affecting women are (in order of priority) breast, lung, bowel, uterus, melanoma skin, and ovarian cancer.

Early detection is key to treatment success and survival, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms.

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for women with cases increasing by 35% in the last decade, yet Cancer Research say that 86% of cases are preventable.

The key factor in melanoma skin cancer is sun damage.

Dr Ross Perry warns of the risk of sun exposure:

“Sun exposure is a known factor for increasing the risk of skin cancer and even the British sun can, over time, accumulate and cause sun damage.

“Getting a tan – especially sunburn – increases the risk of sun damage and in turn skin cancer. It’s a personal choice but having a tan that only lasts a week versus the risk of cancer: is it really worth it?

“No tan is a safe tan and these days fake tan is so realistic and safe that it’s better to look bronzed from a bottle than via the sun.”

Dr Perry told the Independent that regular skin mole checking is vital to look for any unusual signs that could indicate skin cancer:

“Things to look out for are a mole or growth which is new or an existing one that has changed in size, shape, feel or colour, along with any itching, tenderness, crusting or bleeding.

“Seventy per cent of all melanomas are new moles, so it’s important to keep checking even if you don’t have any as one may develop.”

What if I’m worried?

If you have any concerns, Dr Perry advises seeking medical attention for a diagnosis and referral as appropriate.

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/world-cancer-day-women-symptoms-advice-help-medical-a9315996.html

This article was published 4th February to coincide with World Cancer Day.

dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in removal of skin lesions. He has removed thousands of moles in his role as Medical Director and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics including the London mole Removal Centre.

His career includes working in the NHS both in skin cancer reconstruction and as a GP, so he is experienced and expert in diagnosing skin lesions and providing the best possible advice/treatment.

Can I get rid of unwanted moles?

Any mole deemed risky is normally removed very quickly on the NHS and will then be tested to understand whether it was cancerous so that the need for further treatment may be assessed.

However, many moles are deemed to be ‘cosmetic’ in nature and when this is the case, free NHS treatment is now severely reduced.

Clients can choose to have moles removed privately at clinics such as the London Mole Removal centre, who specialise in mole removal and also arrange full histology (testing) as a precautionary measure.

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering diagnosis and treatment for skin lesions including moles, cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma, milia. All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field. Patients benefit from:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Blemishes can usually be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get very quick treatment
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London plus one in Bristol
  • Testing with report provided where necessary

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

2 weeks into January and it’s time to check in on those New Year Resolutions.

This year has seen many trying ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’ in an attempt to find a healthier lifestyle. Gyms are seeing signups peak and the shops are full of health, fitness and diet products.

But New Year’s resolutions don’t all have to be about losing weight. There’s another area of your health that should also be considered and that’s your skin.

This is the time to take stock of any unusual blemishes AND not to ignore them, but get them checked out. Many people notice unusual patches of skin and dismiss them, not wanting to bother the doctor. But if they don’t go away, get worse or have any worrying symptoms, then they should most definitely be checked out.

If you’ve not noticed anything amiss, then January is ideal for a self-check and review, as paler winter skin is easier to assess. Take half an hour after a shower or bath to look for any unusual marks on your skin. For example:

  • Odd shaped moles that are uneven or asymmetrical
  • Unusual texture to the skin – crusting, raised or depressed areas
  • Weird marks that may appear suddenly
  • Untypical behaviour – bleeding, itching etc

Be thorough, checking from the skin beneath the hair on your head to the toes and soles of your feet.

Skin doesn’t have to be burnt or even exposed to the skin to develop a cancerous lesion.

If in doubt, get it checked out by a GP, dermatologist or expert skin lesion doctor.

Make this the one New Year Resolution that you keep.

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma). All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.

The topography of your skin is always changing. Every now and then when you look down at yourself in the shower you may notice a small mark, speck or freckle that you could swear wasn’t there when last you looked.

When this happens, people tend to react in one of two ways. They can jump straight to the worst case scenario and assume that a new mole or blemish is the herald of something unimaginably scary. Or they can shrug it off and go about their day. While we’d argue that the first approach is a little too alarmist (and living in a heightened state of anxiety really can create more problems than it solves), the second one can be potentially dangerous.

While a calm and considered approach is always advantageous it pays to be vigilant when it comes to spotting new moles and other blemishes on your skin. While they may well be benign, there’s always a possibility that they may not. Thus, here are some reasons why you should never ignore an ‘odd’ blemish and check in with a seasoned dermatologist as soon as possible.

If it’s nothing to worry about, you’ll have some much needed peace of mind

Ever wonder where the term “worry wart” came from? While we’d feel really clever if we drew a direct correlation between stress and skin blemishes, the term actually came from a 1920s American comic strip. Nonetheless, seeing an unaccounted for blemish on your skin can be a source of great anxiety. We human beings have a tendency to catastrophise, conditioning ourselves to prepare for the worst case scenarios in unfamiliar circumstances.

Stress and anxiety are natural responses to the unknown but the longer we leave them, the more they can result in unwelcome physical and psychological effects. Check in with a doctor to get unfamiliar blemishes looked at ASAP. If it’s nothing to worry about, you’ll feel like a great weight has been lifted.

A mole might require examination

Moles can be benign, but they can also result in cancerous changes under certain circumstances. If you see an unfamiliar or unusual mole, you should check in with your doctor ASAP. It may be nothing to worry about today, but if there are concerns, your doctor will probably refer you to a specialist, who may want to perform a biopsy to find out if there are any issues.

If it’s something serious, early intervention can make all the difference

Nobody wants to hear that the new blemish they’ve discovered is a sign of something serious. However, if that should be the case, being proactive can make all the difference, resulting in early diagnosis and effective treatment. Burying your head in the sand, however, can cause problems to go undiagnosed and untreated. And the unfortunate truth is that such conditions rarely go away of their own accord.

If you see any blemishes in the mirror or the shower that you’re at all unsure about, get in touch with your doctor for advice.

In some cases, you may prefer your mole be removed just to be on the safe side. One of our highly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful team members will be more than happy to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors or surgeons. We specialise in mole removal and have removed literally thousands over the years.

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering private mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma). All consultations and treatments are carried out in person by doctors who are specially trained in the latest laser and skin surgery techniques and are highly experienced in the field.

Further advantages of private treatment at the London Mole Removal Centre include:

  • No waiting lists
  • Fully trained doctors, registered with GMC
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation, saving the need for a repeat visit and allowing patients to get their skin lesions removed very quickly
  • Choice of 4 clinics in London and also Bristol
  • Removed moles tested with report provided

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.