What are moles?
Moles also known as melanocytic naevi are harmless growths. The more moles you have (particularly if you have more than 50 moles), the more sun exposure you have had, sunburns particularly as a child, previous blistering sunburns, a family history of melanoma, previous or current sunbed use or having fair skin increases your risk of skin cancer. However, it is important for everyone to check their moles regularly as all moles have the potential to change and become cancerous.
If you have a mole which is changing, bleeds, becoming itchy or is sore, have developed a new mole after the age of 40 or have any concerns when you check your skin, it is important to get it checked out promptly. Dermatologists, like Dr Sewell are doctors who have the highest level of training in assessing and if needed removing moles.
Some people find it difficult to know if there are any changes or concerning features with their moles, or if there is a new mole particularly in areas which are difficult to see such as their back or scalp. They often find a full body mole / skin check by a Dermatologist for an expert assessment helpful.
How can Dr Sewell treat moles?
Dr Sewell is a highly trained skin surgeon and a skin cancer specialist and has years of experience in diagnosing and removing changing or concerning moles and skin cancers, as well as carrying out full body mole / skin checks and can help address any concerns you may have. Equally, she has years of experience removing moles which are troublesome (eg. some harmless moles may rub or catch on clothing) or when patients seek mole removal for cosmetic reasons. Dr Sewell uses techniques to minimise scarring when carrying out any surgical procedure including mole removal.
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Mole appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of moles. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
To have your skin condition managed by an expert or for a full body mole check BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with Dr Sewell today.
For the removal of moles for cosmetic reasons please contact us directly (not the hospital), details are on the book an appointment page.