Rachel Solvasen’s has shared her story of what she thought was a verruca or wart or glass stuck in her foot which turned out to be melanoma. 

She tried over the counter creams but the blemish continued to grow. When her GP referred her for a biopsy, she found that what she thought was a normal skin lesion or foreign body was actually melanoma.

A tumour was removed from her foot requiring extensive plastic surgery and reconstruction. She then had immunotherapy as the cancer had progressed to her leg, groin and even stomach lining and lungs.

Rachel is now cancer-free but knows that it could return.

Stand Up To Cancer

Rachel is now using her experience to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer together with her sons. She hope that her story will help to raise awareness and warn others not to ignore skin lesions.

Melanoma Facts

  • Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer
  • Most commonly caused by harmful UV rays which damage skin DNA and trigger mutations that can form malignant tumors
  • Approx 15,900 new cases and 2,285 mortalities each year in the UK

Melanoma Prevention

  • Avoid sunburn
    • Use sunscreen every day
    • Cover up with clothing/hat and/or seek shade where possible
    • Avoid peak hours of the sun and extended sun exposure
  • Check skin regularly for any worrying lesions
    • See the GP straightaway in case of any concerns

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.

Dr Ross Perry was asked by The Sun to provide his expert medical advice on the issue of cutaneous horns, a condition which, if left untreated, can create extreme and disfiguring skin growths. 

The feature started with a dramatic headline:

Stomach-churning pics reveal agony of people blighted by ‘cutaneous horns’ – and how something as innocuous as a tiny cut can trigger it)

The story featured a number of infamous cases that had appeared on the internet, such as the 74 year old Indian farmer who grew a 4 inch cutaneous horn on his scalp after being hit on the head. He had his barber trim it for years until the problem became so large it required surgical treatment.

Other cases included a 101 year old lady who sprouted a pair of horns from her forehead and an 87 year old nicknamed the ‘unicorn woman’ due to a 13cm cutaneous horn growing out of her forehead.

The article explains:

While most of the pictures of extreme cases are from abroad, doctors in Britain see such cases all the time.

What Are Cutaneous Horns?

A cutaneous horn is a type of lesion or growth that appears on the skin. It’s made of keratin, which is a protein that makes up the top layer of the skin. Keratin is also found in nails and hair.

The growth may look like a cone or horn, and it can vary in size. The name comes from the growth sometimes resembling an animal’s horn.

They often occur in older patients in their 60’s and 70’s more commonly in fair skinned people particularly men on the face or hands.  They are presumed to be linked to UV sun exposure, however, often the true cause is not known.

60% are benign, so not of any medical concern. However it is always worth getting them checked out in order to rule out cancerous, precancerous or any other underlying issues.

The Sun asked Dr Ross Perry for his input. He explained:

“Each horn is individual and each one is different on the cause.”

He continued:

“Some people can get a viral warty lesion that looks like a definitive cutaneous horn as it were, but is often made from keratin from a wart virus as opposed to a non-wart-virus cutaneous horn.

“We can often find in areas of trauma if you’ve had previous warts that those can come out in that area. I suppose if you’ve got a poor-healing wound or an area that’s repeatedly traumatised then in theory you can probably have a mechanism where you could get a horn from that as well.”

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9952177/cutaneous-horns-skin-condition-growths-devil-unicorn/.

Cutaneous Horn Removal

Removal is via surgical treatment.

Some of the extreme cases seen on the internet are very large and would require more involved surgery, but for the majority of people this is relatively straightforward and can be carried out under local anaesthetic.

As always, it is far better to remove the growth while it is small. This is a quicker and simpler procedure which will leave a smaller scar. It also avoids the potential embarrassment and possibly discomfort of having to put up with an unsightly growth.

There is no need to be embarrassed or concerned. As Dr Ross Perry says,

“You go to any skin cancer or dermatology unit and they’re pretty common. You would certainly see four or five a month really, it’s not that rare.”

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 all sorts of skin lesions and providing the best possible advice/treatment.

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.

Dazed BeautyDazed Beauty interviewed mole removal expert, Dr Ross Perry, to find out more about a career path which has seen him removing thousands of moles.

Dr Ross Perry worked in the NHS for years before establishing his own private skin treatment clinic practice alongside GP commitments. He has also worked in skin cancer reconstruction and is very familiar with the risks of late diagnosis and treatment.

Mole Removal Expert

Dr Ross Perry explains how he specialised in skin treatments and mole removal before setting up his own business:

“After medical school, having trained in skin surgery and treating skin cancer patients; there was a need for patients who also wanted great results with cosmetic moles removal and minimal scarring.”

He told Dazed Beauty how his training has continued over the years:

“I’ve even practised abroad and have been on many conferences to keep at the forefront of this field.”

Yet removing moles is not just a medical surgery, there is also an aesthetic aspect and a pride in delivering the best possible results:

“I also like the artistic side of removing moles and doing the best for the patient using my own dexterity to hopefully maximise the outcome.”

Dr Perry says that since founding Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003, there have been noticeable changes in the industry. In terms of clients:

“People are more conscious of moles and, particularly on the face or on the body, moles that are unsightly can now be removed with minimal scarring. Also with the ‘selfie generation’, people are more conscious of their appearance and want to look as good as they can.”

While for doctors and surgeons, the means by which moles are removed have been refined:

“Techniques have improved with the advent of lasers and more accurate surgical equipment meaning quicker healing times and better results.”

mole checkDr 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, 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.

That’s Life magazine’s health page shared Dr Ross Perry’s expert advice on how to spot a worrying mole.  

The feature explained that a ‘normal’ mole tends to have certain features:

  • EDGES – nice, round and even
  • SHAPE – round or oval
  • COLOUR – even tone and hue

By contrast, a worrying mole may display any of these signs:

  • SIZE – fast growth or unusually large
  • COLOR – changing colour or variation of colours within the mole
  • BEHAVIOUR – itching, bleeding, scabbing or oozing

Changing Mole

That’s Life also featured the story of a patient who visited Dr Ross Perry about a mole which was causing concern.

She had been finding that her backpack was rubbing on a mole and causing a lot of discomfort and irritation. She said:

“I felt like I was being jabbed by a needle”

Dr Ross Perry assessed the mole and said it could be removed there and then in a straightforward mole removal procedure.

Firstly, a local anaesthetic was used to numb the skin to ensure that the procedure was completely painless.

The mole was removed using a Dermablade – a special type of blade that can remove moles that protrude the skin’s surface. Then the wound was cauterised using a special laser to stop the bleeding and facilitate good healing for a minimal scarring result.

The writer noted:

“The whole procedure took around two minutes and was completely painless.”

Cosmedics Skin Clinics remove many moles that are simply in the way or where the client doesn’t like the look of them.

However, safety is always first and most moles are tested after removal in order to flag up any cancerous issues as early as possible. The writer comments:

“He explained that the mole would be tested for signs of cancer. Thankfully it was benign.”

With regard to the result, she was very pleased. She concluded:

“My back healed perfectly and four weeks later, I barely had a scar.”

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, 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 experts often insist that you need sunscreen year round, including autumn and winter as well as summer. 

But if the sky is cloudy and your skin doesn’t burn, it can be hard to understand why you might actually need sunscreen.

The reason is that the sun emits two types of rays that can damage the skin in different ways.

UVB is the one that causes burning, so it is generally the case that this is much less of a risk on cloudy days or during winter when the sun is further away. Burning on a cloudy day is not impossible and anyone spending time outdoors is always well advised to use sunscreen, but compared to a sunny summer day, UVB is generally less of a problem in the winter.

The fact that the skin is at lower risk of burning can lead to a false sense of security. If you can ‘get away with’ being outdoors without sunscreen and not burn, it’s tempting to think that everything must be OK or that you’re being fussy or overcautious by putting on sunscreen. This is not the case!

The other type of ray – UVA – comes through clouds or glass, so these can still damage the skin even in autumn and winter. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin than UVB, going right the skin’s outer layers (epidermis) to the deeper dermal layer. UVA rays can damage DNA and the immunity system, leading to skin cancer melanoma. What’s more, if you’re skin isn’t burning,  you may not notice the damage as it happens – and the nature of skin cancer is that it can appear years after the damage was done.

So the best course of action is to prevent sun damage by wearing a daily sunscreen every day of the year. Don’t be tempted to skip it on a cloudy day or stop using it over autumn/winter. The sun protection benefits of wearing sunscreen apply all year round and it’s well worth the cost and few minutes of time to prevent skin cancer.

The other incentive is that UVA causes premature ageing – so wearing a sunscreen that protects against UVA rays year round could keep you looking younger too!

Private Mole Checks & Removal

The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering mole checks and treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (e.g. cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma, xanthelasma) at 5 mole removal clinics.

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.

Where the mole is not considered medically a risk, then the NHS will usually deny mole removal on the basis that it is just ‘cosmetic’, so treatment in the private sector is the best approach.

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

  • No waiting lists
  • Moles can often be removed in the same appointment as the consultation
  • Choice of 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.

NetDoctor’s article on “Skin tag removal, causes and treatment tips” was provided by leading skin lesion expert, Dr Ross Perry, Founder and Medical Director of the London Mole Removal Centre. 

Ross provides key information on the issue of skin tags, which bother a great many people.

What are skin tags?

Dr Ross Perry explains:

Skin tags are small areas of overgrown skin tissue, which stick out from the surface of the skin.”

They tend to be quite small in size as Dr Perry explains, but they can expand in number:

“They tend to be quite small initially. Most stay at around 2-3mm, but might grow to protrude quite noticeably, or develop into papilloma, a larger version of a skin tag which can reach 5mm or more. Over time, more skin tags are likely to develop so that the patient has a patch or crop of skin tags.”

Why do I have skin tags?

There is no virus or bacterial cause to skin tags. They are not contagious.

They commonly appear as a result of rubbing or friction, so risk factors are excess weight and tight clothing. They can also run in families, so there is a genetic predisposition.

Skin tag removal

Skin tags are not a medical problem, so the NHS skin tag removal has been a victim of budgetary constraints. For patients who are keen to get rid of skin tags for cosmetic concerns, treatment in the private sector provides another route with a number of options, depending on the nature of the skin tag. Dr Perry says:

“The best solution for removing skin tags is to have them professionally treated using cryotherapy (freezing), surgical excision or laser treatment.”

Dr Perry adds:

“After any treatment, it is also important to consider whether any lifestyle changes might help to prevent them recurring eg weight loss or changing style of clothing/underwear.”

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/conditions/skin-and-hair/a28798574/skin-tag-removal/

NetDoctor is the UK’s leading independent health and wellbeing site which is visited by 2 million users a month seeking advice on illnesses and health conditions, as well as how to live more healthily. It provides expert health and lifestyle information from committed doctors, healthcare professionals and information specialists and has become a trusted resource.

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, 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.

Glamour looked into the trend for very high factor sunscreen of SPF100 with expert advice from Dr Ross Perry on whether it is worth going for a higher factor protection.

The feature headlined:

Celebrities and A-list skincare experts swear you should be using SPF 100 for the best skin
You’ll be slathering it on in no time.

Studies have shown that most people don’t use sunscreen as tested by the manufacturers, so on that basis, a higher SPF could help to improve the protection.

Nicole Kidman has publicly said that she opts for SPF 100 in her daily skin protection regime, telling Allure:

“I’m outside a lot and love exercising outdoors, but I don’t like the sun on my skin because it’s very fair. My parents have also had skin cancer, so I have to be really, really careful — I use the SPF 100. I know it sounds like a lot, but it isn’t. I use it on my kids. I use it on myself. I’ve always had to do that.”

SPF 100 vs Other SPFs

Dr Ross Perry told Glamour readers that there is actually very little difference between SPF 100 and SPF 50. He explains:

“The overall difference in UVB protection between an SPF 100 and SPF 50 is really marginal and confusing for consumers as they seem to think it offers double the protection which is in fact not true.

“Properly applied SPF 50 sunscreen blocks 98% of UVB rays.

“When used correctly, sunscreen with SPF values in the range of 30 to 50 will offer adequate sunburn protection, even for people with pale skin and this should still be applied frequently.”

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/spf-100-uk.

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, 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.

Raconteur in The Times debunked 7 myths about skin cancer with expert advice from Dr Ross Perry on the fact and fiction of sun exposure.

The feature opened:

“With something as life-threatening as skin cancer, widespread misconceptions and knowledge gaps must be quashed to keep people safe in the sun”

Myth 1 –

“Skin Cancer Isn’t That Serious”

The feature explains:

“In a survey of 5,000 people by the British Skin Foundation, 36 per cent did not realise that skin cancer could be fatal, while 56 per cent did not know malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, could spread to other parts of the body.

“The reality makes stark reading. New figures from Cancer Research UK reveal that melanoma incidence rates have soared by 45 per cent in the last 15 years.”

Skin cancer is one of the fastest rising malignancies in the UK and 7 people die every day from the disease. It should never be considered lightly.

Myth 3

“My kids don’t need suncream; a cotton T-shirt in the sea or pool is fine”

Many think that clothing is good protection against the sun, but as the feature explains, a wet T-shirt isn’t enough – especially with children who have thinner skin and are more vulnerable to UV damage.

Boots scientific suncare adviser Clare O’Connor said:

“Wet fabric doesn’t maintain the same protection as dry fabric.

“Think of a white T-shirt; once it’s wet, it’s practically translucent. Apart from this, the arms, legs and face are still exposed and would need protecting.”

Dr Ross Perry, Medical Director and Founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, told Raconteur that UV sun protective clothing is a good investment, especially for children or those with delicate skin:

“UV swimwear blocks out harmful UV rays by as much as 98%, so gives children the protection they need.

“But you will still need sunscreen on uncovered areas, such as the face, neck, hands, legs and feet.”

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/skin-cancer-myths.

dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in mole removal and treatment of a range of other 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, 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 histology report provided

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

The Telegraph looked into sunscreen with expert advice from Dr Ross Perry on how to protect the skin from sun exposure. The feature was titled:

Everything you need to know about sunscreen (including the truth about SPF 100)

Choosing Sunscreen

Dr Ross Perry told Telegraph readers that there is no need to spend a fortune on sunscreen unless you have sensitivities to certain ingredients.

He says:

“Start at the lower end of the spectrum – a Boots or chemist range is more than sufficient.

“The most important thing is liberal application, and if it’s too expensive, you might worry about putting too much on.”

Research has shown that many people apply less sunscreen than they need to get full coverage or protection. It should be generously and regularly applied.

Some may want to skimp and make it last, others are possibly trying to let a bit of sun through so that they do get a bit of tan without burning. Some do not reapply regularly enough, especially when out in the sun all day, sweating and/or swimming.

Applying sunscreen correctly is key to getting the right protection.

Dr Perry suggested:

  • Put sunscreen on about 15 minutes before going outside
  • Top-up regularly – use common sense for this
    • If it’s not particularly hot and you’re not outside much, once a day may suffice
    • If you are on a beach holiday, sunbathing, sweating and swimming, then top up every couple of hours.
    • Always reapply sunscreen straight after swimming
  • Sun cream should be applied anywhere that will be exposed to the sun
  • You still need sunscreen in the shade and on cloudy days

Sunscreen Ingredients

Recently, there have been media reports raising concern over certain sunscreen ingredients, which some people may find worrying. One report has suggested that sun cream contains chemicals that may be absorbed into the blood, although there is no evidence that the chemicals are harmful. Another concern is whether sunscreen chemicals could be harmful for sea life.

Dr Ross Perry comments:

“It’s one of those things you have to weigh up, protecting your skin versus being potentially environmentally unfriendly.”

Sunscreens are available that avoid chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene although they tend to be more expensive.

Wearing protective clothing is also helpful – UV protection ‘rash vests’ keep the sun off bodies while swimming (although sun protection is still recommended and is especially required for any areas not covered). Hats, sunglasses, long trousers and long sleeves all can be worn to minimise exposure to the UV rays.

Finally, avoiding the sun at its peak by staying indoors or in good shade 11-3pm helps to protect the skin from the sun’s full strength.

Read this article in full

To read more, please visit https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/everything-need-know-sunscreen-including-truth-spf-100/ (registration/subscription required to view in full. Register to access 1 free article every week).

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, 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 latest issue of Woman & Home magazine highlights the need to protect the delicate eye area from the sun after research found that failing to apply SPF properly could increase the risk of skin cancer. 

woman and home one thing beautyThe feature included advice from Dr Ross Perry on skin cancer and moles in an article entitled:

“If you only do one thing, protect your peepers”

Dr Ross Perry told Woman & Home readers:

“…Applying SPF to our eyelids is incredibly important, as the skin around our eyes is up to 10% thinner than anywhere else.”

The delicate nature of the skin puts it at higher risk of issues such as UV damage, which in turn can cause brown spots, premature ageing and even skin cancer.

How To Protect The Eyes From UV Damage

Dr Perry suggested:

“Apply a small amount of SPF< the size of a 10p piece, of at least SPF30.

“Beauty blender sponges are useful for this. SPF needs to be applied every two hours if you’re out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

“Wear sunglasses with added UV filters and a wide-brimmed hat, and keep hydrated.”

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dr-ross-perryDr Ross Perry

Dr Perry is renowned as an expert in removal of moles and other 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, 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.