Moles are assessed and diagnosed under magnification by a Medical Doctor. Depending on the type of mole, they can be removed by 1 of 3 procedures:
- Small / non cancerous / superficial moles
- Done under local anaesthetic injection
- The mole is ‘shaved’ off the skin under local anaesthetic injection and sent to the Laboratory for histology
- Suspicious moles are excised under local anaesthetic injection and sent to the Laboratory for histology.
All suspicious moles are sent to the laboratory for further testing.
If any mole histology comes back from the laboratory as cancerous, the patient is managed and followed up accordingly. If further excision is required the patient is referred to a plastic surgeon to obtain the correct borders for excision