Mole Removal

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:

​1- Lamprobe® removal

  • Small / non cancerous / superficial moles
  • Done under local anaesthetic injection

2- Shave Biopsy

  • The mole is ‘shaved’ off the skin under local anaesthetic injection and sent to the Laboratory for histology

3- Excision Biopsy

  • 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 is clinically cancerous, or histology of the biopsy comes back cancerous, complete excisions with margins are done by our in-house Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Martin Kelly.


  • Avoid medications and substances that might increase bleeding / bruising 2-3 days prior to removal (anti-inflammatories / omega 3 / alcohol)
  • Inform the Doctor if you are on any anti-coagulant medications.
  • Inform the Doctor if you have any allergies to local anaesthetics.


  • Apply an antibiotic cream (bactroban / fucidin) to affected area twice a day for 5 days.
  • Change the dressing of the wound daily for 3 days.
  • Thereafter apply micropore tape daily to the wound and allow periods of drying.
  • Do not pick at any wound / scab – this will result in scarring.
  • If stitches were placed follow the recommended follow up removal times:
    • Face: Remove stitches in 5 days
    • Upper body / upper limbs: Remove stitches in 7 days
    • Lower limbs: Remove stitches in 10 days
  • Inform the practice of any signs of infection of the wound: redness / pain that is worsening / pus / swelling that is worsening.
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    Please Note

    We are a Private Practice. We are not contracted with Medical Aids. All accounts to be settled before leaving the Centre. Patients can claim back from their Medical Aids using the invoice provided. Appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance with be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Read more about our “No Show Policy” here.