Mole Removal

Mole Removal

Mole removal procedures at our registered medical clinic in Carlisle, Cumbria are carried out by Dr A G Rippon who specialises in minor surgery and aesthetics.

All moles are assessed at consultation and if there are any concerns you will be sent to your GP as a matter of urgency under the NHS.

Rippon Medical Services provides further safety netting by sending off all other removed moles to our private histology service.

We use a leading provider of cellular pathology with a reputation for providing high-quality, end-to-end diagnostic service which is streamlined and secure.

Fully CPA accredited and who employ a team of highly specialist consultant pathologists covering all pathology sub-specialities.

Turnaround times for most non-urgent cases are 3-5 working days (from laboratory receipt of the specimens).

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What are Moles?
Moles are small coloured spots on the skin that grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin.  These spots are made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour or pigment in your skin.  Moles may darken after exposure to the sun, during puberty and during pregnancy and can range from pink or brown to black in colour.  Moles may present flat or raised, oval or circular and are common, you can be born with them, inheriting them genetically or they can form from sun exposure. Although number of moles varies from person to person, fair skinned people generally have more moles due to lower amounts of melanin in their skin, and the average adult has between 10 and 40 moles.

Most of the time these moles are harmless. However, we need to conduct skin checks regularly (Dr Rippon recommends monthly, especially if you have a relative with skin cancer, or at least every three months) to see if our moles have changed. In rare circumstances a cancer known as Melanoma can arise within a pre-existing mole.  These moles will need to be removed for the safety of the patient.  In most cases however, moles are benign and harmless.  Often, patients would like them removed for cosmetic or practical reasons as they often catch on clothing or jewellery causing discomfort.

Examples of moles that are benign (non-suspicious)

Benign mole and lump removal in Carlisle, Cumbria
Benign mole and lump removal in Carlisle, Cumbria
Malignant mole identification and removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Examples of moles that are suspicious for malignancy

Malignant mole identification and removal in Carlisle, Cumbria
Malignant mole identification and removal in Carlisle, Cumbria
Malignant mole identification and removal in Carlisle, Cumbria
Have mole checked for cancer in Carlisle, Cumbria
To book a Mole Removal Consultation call us today on 01228 791447 or book a consultation online here.


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