Blemishes in the skin are usually either pink/red or brown/black. The latter are pigmented blemishes or moles. The redder ones may be composed of blood vessels in or under the skin. Most skin blemishes of this nature are harmless, but one should seek advice if they change, either in colour, size, or shape; also if they become symptomatic, for example if they start to itch.
Some skin blemishes can be examined by dermatoscopy, looking at the skin close up with a special instrument and thereby additional information obtained in relation to the nature of the blemish.
Benign moles or other blemishes can be treated in a number of ways such as freezing, laser, or surgery. Surgery for moles is usually of two types, tangential shave with gentle cautery of the ‘root’, or by formally excising the moles or cutting them out with stitches. Tangential shave excision often results in the most inconspicuous blemish after treatment, sometimes it is even difficult to discern where the original lesion was. Not all moles are suitable for this category of treatment.
The other technique of formal excision, or cutting out the mole, will result in a scar and you would then need stitches; then it is important to place the scar in the best possible orientation to maximise the chances of the most elegant and finest scar possible. These techniques need an informed eye and experienced hand; Mr Ahmad has over 21 years of experience in this category of surgery; he will advise on the best option, individualised for you.
At Cambridge Clear Beauty, we do not pressure any patient into taking things further and would not consider treatment until you are ready and happy to do so.
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