Signs You Need To Get A Mole Checked

mole signs symptomsMoles are small, coloured spots on the skin that can appear over time. They are a normal and natural skin condition and most people will have a number of moles.

Some moles exist from the day you were born, while others develop with age and especially as a consequence of sun exposure. They are mostly formed by a type of cell known as a melanocyte.

Although most moles are safe, some can be very dangerous. Therefore, it is good to know when you should get a mole seen by a health expert and when it needs to be removed.

Changes shape

Should your mole change shape or become uneven, it could be a sign of a more serious issue. Melanoma and non-melanoma are forms of skin cancer that can initially look like an odd mole. If you notice a change in shape, then ensure to get it checked. It is important to get an expert mole check routinely so that you can ensure that they are healthy and not indicators of skin health issues.

Changes colour or changes to two colours

A mole should rarely change colour. If it does, or if it appears to develop a two tone discoloration, then those are signs of unusual behaviour. An examination will assess whether or not your mole is potentially harmful.

Starts itching, flaking or bleeding

An itching, flaking or bleeding mole is a sign that needs to be taken notice of. It could be purely irritation from a skincare product, laundry detergent, or material brushing the mole. However, these could also be signs of skin cancer, a much more worrying concern. The best course of action is to get it seen, in order to ensure it isn’t a worrisome skin condition and put your mind at rest.

Gets larger or more raised from the skin

Similar to a mole changing shape, if it becomes enlarged or suddenly appears to be more raised from the skin, then it’s time to get it checked. If t and catching/removing it before it gets worse and causes harm to the health of your skin.

How 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.