The best form of defence against skin cancers is early detection. Peak Appearance’s Dr Danielle Waxman will check and safely remove any moles or skin tags that are causing you concern.
The good news is that these days, mole removal is a quick, simple and painless process.
Our state of the art Surgitron machine will remove moles, skin tags, solar keratosis (scaly spots caused by sun), precancerous lesions or other skin lesions, with little or no scarring.
Our Ellman Acusect™ Surgitron machine uses radiofrequency waves to effectively ablate and vaporize nearly all types of benign skin growths. Any suspicious lesions can be biopsied and then either completely excised or vapourised with the Acusect™. On most occasions there is no need for stitches and this method makes it ideal for face and neck, although any area can be treated.
The process involves a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any discomfort. There is no cutting or stitching involved and the results are immediate – the mole is gone straight away. The skin around the site may appear red for a few days and there may be some slight ooze, but this will soon return to normal. After treatment, you simply need to apply an ointment that we supply and cover it with a sticking plaster for a few days.
The ABCD and E’s of suspicious looking moles
Asymmetry – One half of the mole does not match the other half in size, shape, colour or thickness.
Border – The edges are ragged, scalloped, blurred, or poorly defined.
Colour – The colour of the mole is not the same throughout or it has shades of tan, brown, black, red, white, or blue.
Diameter – Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm in diameter.
Elevation – If a mole is elevated, or raised from the skin, it should be considered suspicious.