Many patients are keen to understand whether they may be entitled to free mole removal on the NHS.
The answer to this is – it depends…
There are some circumstances where the NHS may remove a mole free of charge, but this tends to relate to ‘suspicious’ moles, which are deemed to be at risk of being cancerous.
Most moles are not of medical concern and therefore classified as ‘cosmetic’ and in this case, treatment is very rarely available on the NHS nowadays.
NHS Removal of Suspicious Moles
Any patient who has concerns about a ‘worrying’ mole’ is advised to see the GP as soon as possible.
Signs of a ‘worrying’ mole could include changes shape, colour or behaviour; or just a mole that looks unusual or ‘wrong’.
If the GP agrees that the mole is suspicious, they will refer the patient to a dermatologist (skin specialist) for an expert assessment. After examination, if the dermatologist thinks that a mole has any abnormal or cancerous cells, they will arrange to remove the mole and this will include a test to see whether there were any abnormal cells.
NHS Removal of Cosmetic Moles
The NHS website states:
“In general, moles are not removed for cosmetic reasons. If you wish to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons, then you would almost always need to have it removed privately and will be charged a fee.”
Private Mole Removal
The London Mole Removal Centre is a private company, offering treatment for unwanted moles and other skin lesions (cysts, skin tags, warts, verruca, lipoma etc).
All treatments are carried out 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
- Choice of clinics in London and also Bristol
- Removed moles tested with report provided
Mole Removal and Skin Blemishes
The London Mole Removal Centre offers a range of treatments designed for dealing with unwanted moles, cysts, warts, skin tags and other skin blemishes.
All treatments are carried out by skilled and experienced doctors and surgeons.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7731 3791.