Moles and skin lesions

Remove moles and skin lesions at Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery is one of North of England’s leading clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions such as moles, warts, sun damaged skin lesions (actinic keratoses), skin tags, cysts and fatty lumps (lipoma). These can all be removed easily in clinic. We also offer expert skin cancer treatment, from initial diagnosis to surgical treatment, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma.

Our clinics are located at premier private hospitals across the region, from York to Darlington, Stockton to Middlesborough so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

Your treatment is provided by highly experienced UK trained Consultant Plastic Surgeons with more than 20 years clinical experience treating skin lesions.

Skin lesion treatment when and where it suits you

  • Procedure time from 20 minutes
  • Local anaesthetic (awake)
  • No downtime
  • Cost from £514

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Get self confidence and piece of mind with Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery

Skin lesions are common marks on the skin that are usually benign (not cancerous). The most common are moles, seborrhoeic keratoses, sun damaged skin lesions (solar or actinic keratoses), skin tags, cysts and fatty lumps (lipomas). These can be removed very easily in clinic, often leaving little in the way of a scar. If you are worried about a skin lesion then it is a good idea to see your family doctor, who will usually be able to reassure you. The NHS no longer funds treatment for benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions.

If you would like a specialist opinion or simply have one or more skin lesions removed then contact us for an appointment.

  • Remove unsightly, uncomfortable moles and skin lesions
  • Increase your body-confidence and self-esteem
  • Get piece of mind with a specialist opinion

We will arrange a no-obligation consultation to assess your situation and make recommendations. When you are ready to go ahead, all your care is provided at the regions premier private hospitals, so you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none. Choose from clinics in York, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesborough.

Removal of warts, moles and unwanted skin lesions

Feel good about your body and your appearance with Perfecta, the North’s Number 1 Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Remove moles, fatty lumps, skin tags, cysts and other skin lesions with Perfecta Cosmetic Surgery


Common lesions

Fatty lumps (lipoma)

Fatty lumps are benign (non-cancerous) fatty swellings under the skin. Occasionally they are uncomfortable and tend to grow slowly with time. Painful or tender lesions may be angiolipoma. Lipoma can be removed safely in a 30 minute out-patient procedure before you go straight home. Recurrence is uncommon.

Skin tags

These are common benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions that are unsightly and tend to catch on necklaces or clothing. Skin tags (or papilloma) can be effectively treated by cautery or removal, depending on site and size. They usually heal without much of a mark.


A cyst is a swelling on the face or body that may be tender or sore. You may have required antibiotics in the past if the cyst became infected or inflamed. Some cysts settle down themselves. Others need drainage when infected. Cysts can be removed simply under local anaesthetic (with you awake) as an out-patient procedure. Recurrence is uncommon

Moles (naevi)

Moles are normal features of the skin and are usually brown. They can appear early in childhood or later in life. Moles usually change slowly over time, becoming raised, changing colour or growing hairs. Most of these are benign (non-cancerous) and can be safely left alone. However if there is any doubt about the diagnosis then the lesion may be removed for histology (examination under the microscope).

Moles can be removed for cosmetic reasons, often leaving little in the way of a scar. This can be done as a short procedure under local anaesthetic.

Dysplastic moles

Dysplastic moles may be larger than average and irregular in shape and colour. These should be reviewed by a specialist and removed for histology (laboratory report) if necessary.

Skin cancer

The incidence of skin cancer is increasing due in part to increasing sun exposure. Most skin cancers can be effectively treated with a single minor procedure.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

BCC is the most common type of skin cancer in the UK. Most of these tumours are effectively treated with a short operation, under local anaesthetic (with you awake), as a day-case procedure. Most need no further treatment and do not recur.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. Again these tumours can be effectively treated with a single short procedure under local anaesthetic (with you awake), as a day-case. There is a small chance that skin SCC can spread to other parts of the body and your doctor will discuss this with you. For this reason you may be offered regular follow-up.


Moles are a normal feature of the skin and the vast majority are not dangerous. However there are a few signs that should prompt a review by your doctor or specialist:

  • If you spot a new mole (as an adult)
  • If an existing mole is large (greater than 6-7mm)
  • If a mole changes in colour (becomes darker or loses colour)
  • If a mole changes in size (larger or smaller)
  • If a mole changes in shape (becomes irregular)
  • If a mole becomes itchy, irritates or bleeds

Moles with the above features should be assessed by a doctor and if there is any doubt as to the diagnosis then you should be referred to a specialist (Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist) for assessment and the mole should be removed and sent for examination under the microscope.

Malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer. The treatment of melanoma is normally surgical and involves removal of the melanoma and a margin of surrounding skin to reduce the risk of recurrence and spread. This can usually be done under local anaesthetic (with you awake) as a day case procedure. Your specialist will then arrange for follow-up for 1-5 years depending on the type of melanoma. Further treatment is occasionally required.

Minor skin surgery

Skin lesions can be removed in clinic in a short local anaesthetic procedure that takes 20-30 minutes. Some lesions are best treated by shave or curettage, leaving a small superficial wound (like a graze) that heals in a week or so. This tends to heal very nicely and can leave a mark that is difficult to see. Others are treated by cutting them out (excision) and closing with stitches. This leaves a short linear scar. Fortunately problems after surgery are uncommon and we will discuss this with you in clinic. Follow-up is included in the cost of treatment, including any removal of stitches and any nursing care. If if the skin lesion is sent to the laboratory then we will write to you afterwards with the report and arrange consultant follow-up if required.

Skin grafts and flaps

Plastic Surgeons occasionally use skin grafts and flaps to close wounds after removal of skin lesions.

A skin graft is a piece of skin taken from one body site (common ‘donor sites’ include the neck or in front of or behind the ear) and transferred to another body site (such as the face) to close or cover a wound. The graft gains a blood supply from the wound bed and heals. The donor site is usually closed with stitches. Skin grafts usually heal in 1-2 weeks and mature over the next 6-18 months.

A skin flap is a piece of skin transferred with its blood supply intact. This is a common technique in the face after removal of skin cancers. Usually the donor site and the flap is closed with stitches and heals within 1-2 weeks. A flap tends to provide a better skin match than a graft because it is taken from adjacent skin.


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