Laser Mole Removal

Laser mole removal performed using the CO2RE CO2 Laser.  This procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic in our CQC registered clinic.

Overview

Duration
30 mins

Price
From £285

Return to work
Immediately

Laser mole removal is performed using the CO2RE laser.  This is a CO2 laser that offers superficial to deep skin treatments.  Laser mole removal is an ablative treatment.  The procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic which means you have an injection to numb the treatment area.  The procedure is relatively quick.  Most patients will not need a dressing following the treatment.  The recovery afterwards is usually quick with limited downtime.

What is Laser Mole Removal?

There are a number different methods for mole removal such as shave, laser and surgical excision. Each mole will be assessed by our doctors and the most suitable options discussed. Some moles may be suitable for laser mole removal.  We would suggest this method for benign moles where there is no suspicious features.  Laser mole removal involves ablation of the mole using a CO2 laser.  This is performed under a local anaesthetic which means you have an injection to numb the area being treated.

What is Laser Mole Removal?

There are a number different methods for mole removal such as shave, laser and surgical excision. Each mole will be assessed by our doctors and the most suitable options discussed. Some moles may be suitable for laser mole removal.  We would suggest this method for benign moles where there is no suspicious features.  Laser mole removal involves ablation of the mole using a CO2 laser.  This is performed under a local anaesthetic which means you have an injection to numb the area being treated.

Before and After

This patient had a benign mole (naevus) on her nose.  This was treated with one session using the CO2RE laser.  The result is shown at 4 weeks.  There is a small scar where the mole was originally.

What are the risks of laser mole removal?

The main potential risks include:

Scarring

All methods of mole removal will result in a permanent scar.  The scar is usually a flat area about the size of the treated mole.

Infection

Infection is uncommon following laser mole removal.

Bleeding

Some bleeding or oozing can be expected after laser mole removal. This usually stops quickly with a little pressure to the area.

Incomplete Removal 

Laser mole removal may not fully remove the mole since the laser ablates the upper layers of the mole.  Some cells may be present in deeper layers of skin that may not be ablated with the laser.

Recurrence 

The is a risk of the mole growing back following laser mole removal.

What are the risks of laser mole removal?

The main potential risks include:

Scarring

All methods of mole removal will result in a permanent scar.  The scar is usually a flat area about the size of the treated mole.

Infection

Infection is uncommon following laser mole removal.

Bleeding

Some bleeding or oozing can be expected after laser mole removal. This usually stops quickly with a little pressure to the area.

Incomplete Removal 

Laser mole removal may not fully remove the mole since the laser ablates the upper layers of the mole.  Some cells may be present in deeper layers of skin that may not be ablated with the laser.

Recurrence 

The is a risk of the mole growing back following laser mole removal.

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