MOLE REMOVAL IN WIMBLEDON.
Here at Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park we use safe and effective methods to remove both benign and precancerous moles. Moles can be removed in different ways, depending on their location and appearance. The treatment options available to you and your individual needs will be discussed during your consultation with one of our consultant dermatologists.
Some of the treatment options for mole removal at Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park include:
Cryotherapy uses cold treatment to remove the mole. Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the tissue, causing the area to scab over. After about a month, the scab containing the mole will fall off your skin. Cryotherapy is a local treatment so will only impact the areas exposed to the liquid nitrogen and works well in the treatment of basal skin cancer.
LASER MOLE REMOVAL
Some moles can be removed by laser treatment and if this option suits your condition you will be advised at the consultation. Laser mole removal is best suited for small moles and is a good option when the mole is on the face as there is less risk of scarring. This treatment to remove moles works by using intense bursts of light radiation to remove the cells which make up the moles and usually takes a couple of treatments to completely remove the mole.
Moles can be removed from the face and body using a shave removal technique which involves removing the mole using a scalpel. The treatment area will be numbed with anesthesia and a small pink mark may be left where the mole once was, but this should fade over time.
Excursion mole removal works by completely removing the mole by cutting it out, along with a small area of surrounding healthy tissue. This treatment is usually used to find out if the mole is cancerous. The area is treated with local anesthetic and then the mole itself is removed along with a small area of normal skin. The wound is either stitched up or a skin graft is used to connect a patch of healthy skin from a hidden part of the body to the affected area.
Even if you’re having your moles removed purely for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that a histological analysis be carried out in order to identify any potentially dangerous cases that may require further treatment. Our experts in Wimbledon are able to carry out a histological analysis for you. When it comes to skin cancer, getting an accurate diagnosis is important, having your moles removed by a member of our specialist dermatology team will ensure that your mole will be removed quickly and efficiently.
If you’d like to find out more about our mole checking and removal services in Wimbledon London, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and book you in for a consultation.
”Visited the clinic last week, it was brilliant. Seen quickly and the consultants were all lovely and very helpful.A patientHad a mole removed
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with over 400 people being diagnosed every day. Early detection of skin cancer, through examination and regular monitoring of moles, saves lives and if caught and treated early enough there is a 100% chance of survival.
Located in the Raynes Park area of Wimbledon, Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park is ideally located if you are looking for mole removal in Wimbledon or the surrounding areas of Richmond, Twickenham or Mitcham. In easy reach from Balam, Fulham and Kingston Upon Thames, we are here to provide you with effective mole removal treatments.
Stratum Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
Our Wimbledon & Raynes Park Clinic
Stratum Clinics Wimbledon & Raynes Park
Lambton Road Medical Centre
1 Lambton Road
The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest train station is Raynes Park and the clinic is just short walk from the London bound platform. There is on street parking available and the local Waitrose has parking for up to two hours which is just around the corner.
We see patients from across London and Surrey. The clinic is easily accessible by train or the A3 from Surrey, Surbiton, Sutton, Kingston, New Malden, Croyden and further afield.
0800 048 9230
020 3965 2041
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
|Monday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Friday||8:30am – 8.00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 1.00pm|
DR JANAKAN NATKUNARAJAH (DR JANA).
Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCP MRCP (Derm)
Dr Jana is the Clinical Lead at Stratum Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital, appointed in 2011. He developed the dermatology service at Kingston and Raynes Park Health Centre and Community sites with excellent patient feedback.
Throughout his training he has won several prizes at the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference. He actively teaches dermatology to undergraduates and postgraduates and is involved in GP education with organising a GP skin club. He is currently the South London British Association of Dermatology Regional representative and is the co-editor of the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Journal.
Dr Natkunarajah is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is Educational Supervisor at Kingston for the Dermatology Trainees (2011- 2017).
Frequently asked questions
Most moles are completely harmless, but it’s important to check your skin regularly so that you can spot any changes in size, shape, or colour early and get them checked out.
The things to look out for when you’re checking your moles include:
Colour: Uneven colours or changes in colour; most moles are just one colour, but melanomas are made up of lots of different shades.
Size: Healthy moles don’t generally change size, so if you notice a mole getting bigger it’s important to have it checked out
Edges: Most moles are usually circular or oval with smooth edges, so if your mole develops a rough or uneven edge it could indicate something more serious
Irritation: Most moles will sit on your skin and not cause any problems, but if they turn red, start to itch, bleed, become inflamed or crusty see a specialist
A change in the size and shape of your moles doesn’t necessarily mean that you have developed melanoma; there are a variety of other reasons why your moles may be behaving that way. The most important thing to remember is to check your moles regularly, and if you are worried about any of your moles make an appointment to see a member of our team of dermatology specialists.
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
During your consultation with a consultant dermatologist, your mole will be assessed and the right treatment option will be recommended for you. This will depend on the assessment and location of the mole.