Mole Cyst Removal
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Mole Cyst Removal

Area Face
Age range > 20s
Method Cosmetic Surgery
Downtime None
Approval FDA Approved
Price range 200
100% Worth it! rating (2 reviews)

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Mole Cyst Removal Treatment

MOLE/ CYST REMOVAL OVERVIEW
There are literally hundreds of different kinds of lumps, bumps, tags, cysts and moles associated with the skin and, fortunately, the vast majority of these are harmless and painless. Often the first port of call is your GP who will recommend removal at a clinic to confirm it is not cancerous - by means of a histology test where the removed tissue is sent off to a lab for analysis (there is often an additional charge for this).

Both Mole and Cyst removal are carried out under a local anaesthetic. Cysts fall into one of two categories: a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma.

Found around the face, neck or scalp, a sebaceous cyst is often caused by a swollen hair follicle. It is a closed sac under the skin filled with an oily waxy substance. Fatty growths or lipoma are small to medium sized circular moveable lumps found under the skin.

The growths, depending on their nature, may be excised or removed using cryotherapy (freezing it off with liquid nitrogen). If excised, a small incision is made and sutures may be needed but dissolvable stitches are usually used and there is no removal needed.

WHAT TO EXPECT
On referral from a GP, a medical history is taken and an examination is made of the affected areas. A local anaesthetic is applied and the incision made. Stitches are used to close the wound. A second appointment may or may not be given.

BENEFITS
Some cysts and moles are annoying and/or unsightly, and removal is a relief. Mole removal reduces the chance of skin cancer developing.

POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES
The incision may be painful and a scar may result.

3 Reviews

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    medal_transparent Quincy1980

      14 December, 2016 - 12:38

    I had a couple of moles and a few little tags especially around my rib cage. They were really annoying me, especially as it was coming up to bikini season, so I went in to the VHI Clinic where they remove them for free. They had a look at them and made two separate appointments - one to freeze off the tags, which was very simple and quick, and didn't hurt at all. And one to get rid of a mole. That was a bit more complicated as it involved an injection of a local anaesthetic and it was essentially cut out and the area sewn back up - although the whole thing took less than half an hour. There was a charge as they had to send off the tissue to be tested - luckily it came back fine. One thing I didn't realise is that if you spot new moles you really are advised to get them checked out. I had thought it was only for moles that you thought looked raised or a bit weird. But the staff I spoke to at the clinic were adamant that you should get your moles checked regularly. You can get "mole mapping" done by a specialist - they were suggesting I do this. I've actually never had it done! I did make a call to the specialist but they had a queue of 4 months to see someone. So I left it. Probably should make that a priority!

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    medal_transparent patmac147

    Worth it!      21 July, 2017 - 13:54

    This is the kind of thing a person can leave for ages and ages before dealing with. That was me. I finally got the act together and went to a clinic to be seen about a number of little tags and oles. They were all treatable with the freezing off method bar one which was apparently borderline dodgy-looking. I was glad I'd had it seen when I did. The freezing off thing was grand and took no time at all. The removal of the bigger mole involved a local anaesthetic injection and was cut out and stitched. Not a huge deal and one of those things you should never put off just in case!

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    medal_transparent patmac147

    Worth it!      21 July, 2017 - 13:54

    This is the kind of thing a person can leave for ages and ages before dealing with. That was me. I finally got the act together and went to a clinic to be seen about a number of little tags and oles. They were all treatable with the freezing off method bar one which was apparently borderline dodgy-looking. I was glad I'd had it seen when I did. The freezing off thing was grand and took no time at all. The removal of the bigger mole involved a local anaesthetic injection and was cut out and stitched. Not a huge deal and one of those things you should never put off just in case!