Skin lesions and mole removal

The vast majority of skin lesions are, fortunately, non-cancerous (benign) but some of these can give rise to problems including irritation and inflammation or can be unsightly. In some cases, the reassurance of a diagnosis can be all that is required whilst in others, surgical removal may be more appropriate.

Skin lesion removal and mole removal by London Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Stephen (Steve) Hamilton

Frequently asked questions regarding skin lesion and mole removal


Why service does Mr Hamilton offer for mole and skin lesion treatment?
What kind of skin lesions can be treated ?

I have a new or changed mark on my skin - should I worry ?
How do I arrange a consultation about skin lesion or mole removal with Mr Hamilton in London, UK


What service does Mr Hamilton offer?

Mr Hamilton is happy to assess skin lesions and advise on their management. As a named plastic surgeon for the North London Skin Cancer Network, he sees a great many skin lesions in his day to day practice, both benign and malignant. He will be able to give friendly opinion on the likely result of surgical treatment and, indeed, identify those cases where surgical management is best avoided due to the resultant postoperative scarring.

Where surgical removal seems advisable, the majority of procedures can be carried out under local anaesthetic as an outpatient or day patient procedure. By arrangement, patients can often be seen on a "see and treat basis".

What kind of skin lesions might be treated?

A wide variety of lesions can be treated including cysts, skin tags, moles or naevi, keratoses, birthmarks and so on. The emphasis, of course, is on minimising scarring or residual marks after treatment.

Scars from previous surgery or injuries which have not settled very well may also be suitable for treatment - click here for more details of scar revision

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New or changed lesions on the skin - should I worry?


How do I know if a skin lesion is benign (non-cancerous)?

It is important with any new lesions or changed lesions to establish a diagnosis. Mr Hamilton would strongly advise any patients with either of these situations to seek early advice from your GP, a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.

Click here to visit the skin cancer treatment page

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