Mole Removal

Mole Removal

Book with the mole removal experts at sk:n, the UK’s leading dermatology and skin clinics

Delivered by expert sk:n doctors

Strict medical protocols

Delivered thousands of successful mole removal treatments


Mole removal consultations with a consultant dermatologist or doctor start at £150, including a non-refundable deposit of £50. We offer nationwide cosmetic mole removal services, including:

London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Epsom, Glasgow, Guildford, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Southampton, Watford

Ask us about our single mole report, ideal for checking a mole of concern. This service is also available in a number of sk:n clinics across the UK.

Consultations from
Treatment Single
Treatment From
Mole assessment (with a doctor) from £150.00
Mole removal - excision inc. histology £655.00
Mole removal - shave inc. histology £490.00
Mole removal - curettage inc. histology £352.00
Mole removal - laser £439.00

The sk:n promise

Our mission to deliver confidence through better skin is at the heart of everything we do. Our promise to you:

  • Award-winning, unrivalled medical expertise. No one has more consultants, doctors and clinical expertise than sk:n, so no other dermatology provider comes close.
  • Outstanding approach to client care for over 30 years. We’ve consistently delivered unrivalled, personalised client care, that’s always right for our clients. If you have a concern, you can trust us to solve it.
  • Standards you can trust. Our market-leading medical, safety and training protocols and strict industry regulation means you can trust that your safety and care is our priority.
  • We are the UK’s leading skin clinics. We’ve treated millions of clients, improving their self-confidence for the better – with some life-changing results.

Arrange your consultation

One of our friendly sk:n advisors will call you to book your consultation.

  • More than 450 consultants, doctors, nurses and medical practitioners
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Health Inspectorate Wales and Health Improvement Scotland
  • Partner of the NHS
  • Rated excellent by our clients on Trustpilot
  • Strict safety and care protocols

Keep track of your moles with Mole Mapping

Facial moles can be monitored for changes and abnormalities through a process known as Mole Mapping. If you have several moles over your body and find it hard to keep track of their size and shape, this service is a useful way of ensuring you don’t miss any potentially harmful developments. It involves having several digital full body photographs taken, which can later be compared to spot any signs of malignant melanoma, a common form of skin cancer. For more information about Mole Mapping at sk:n, click here

Dr Jinah Yoo

How to best look after your moles

Sun exposure is the main cause of skin cancers, so protecting your skin from the sun is crucial for skin health. Experts advise to avoid direct sun exposure between 11am and 3pm on sunny days, and to wear protective clothing in addition to using sunscreen regularly.

Consultant dermatologist at sk:n, Dr Jinah Yoo, recommends using at least an SPF30 sunscreen with a UVB and UVA protection star rating of 4 or 5:

“Sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside and should be reapplied every two hours. Regular self-monitoring of your moles to look for any changes in colour, shape or size is also recommended. Warning signs for cancerous changes from existing or new moles/freckles can be easily remembered using the ABCDE rule outlined below:”

  • Asymmetry – irregular asymmetrical shape
  • Border – irregular or blurred edges
  • Colour – colour changes: uneven colour with different shades of black, brown or pink
  • Diameter – any rapid changes in size. Most melanomas are at least 6mm
  • Evolving – when a mole changes in size, shape or colour, or begins to bleed or scab

If you notice any of these changes, you should seek advice from a doctor. At sk:n we have experienced doctors that can help check your moles and give you peace of mind.

Where on my body can I have a mole removed?

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You can have a mole removed from anywhere on your body, including on your face. Our doctors have years of experience in removing moles from the face and sensitive and hard-to-reach places.

I have a mole(s) that I don’t like, or I want to be removed for cosmetic reasons but I know it’s not suspicious. Can it be removed?

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Yes of course, it is possible. Unlike the NHS, who will only remove moles if they are potentially dangerous, at sk:n, we are used to removing moles for cosmetic reasons, unless your consultant feels there is a medical reason not to.

You will need to see a consultant for a consultation and clinical review to discuss the removal. Sometimes a doctor may advise against procedures because the risk of scarring outweighs the cosmetic benefit.

Can I get a mole removed on the NHS?

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In the last few years, the NHS has reduced the type of “non-essential” treatments it delivers. This means that some procedures, such as mole removal, and warts, verrucae and skin tag removal, can no longer be (administered) offered for free on the NHS. A mole that is not believed to be at risk, dysplastic or malignant, (life-threatening or cancerous) will not generally be removed on the NHS.

I have private medical insurance. Will my mole removal costs be covered?

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Patients with insurance have their costs usually covered by their insurance policy in full, subject to policy conditions. We advise you to check with your provider prior to booking. For clients without health insurance, we offer a Pre-Procedure Consultation at £150.

How do I keep track of my moles?

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Moles can be monitored for changes and abnormalities through a process known as If you have several moles over your body and find it hard to keep track of their size and shape, this service is a useful way of ensuring you don’t miss any potentially harmful developments.

The service involves having several digital full body photographs and photographs of specific moles that need monitoring taken, which can later be compared to spot any signs of change. Early detection of skin cancer is very important and our services are there to help you. For more information about mole mapping and screening services at sk:n and The MOLE Clinic, click here.

Can I get my moles checked for skin cancer?

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Yes. If you are worried about a mole or moles, we can book you in for a consultation with a consultant dermatologist at The MOLE Clinic, part of the sk:n family. There are clinics in London, and skin cancer screening services are also available in selected sk:n clinics.

The consultant will diagnose the mole and confirm if biopsy is necessary and, if so, discuss the recommended procedure and costs, recovery, likely outcomes, risks and complications, to meet your expectations.

To book or find out more, visit The MOLE Clinic.

We also offer a fast service known as a single mole report in many sk:n clinics nationwide. During your appointment, a screening nurse or practitioner will use a dermoscopic lens to take a high-quality, detailed image beneath the surface of a mole. This examines abnormalities and pigmentation in skin lesions, invisible to the naked eye, and the potential early diagnosis of skin cancers.

The dermoscopic image will then be sent for rapid remote review by a specialist doctor or dermatologist. We normally email the Single Mole Report to you, with advice by a dermatologist, within 3 days.

This costs just £50. Book online to secure your appointment.

Is mole removal safe?

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At sk:n you are in the safest hands. Our leading consultant dermatologists, doctors, surgeons and nurses have extensive training, qualifications and experience. We are trusted by the NHS, and receive more NHS referrals for mole removal than any other dermatology provider. During your consultation and treatment, we will explain any possible side effects and how to avoid them.

Does mole removal hurt?

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There are several types of mole and each type has different treatment options. Melanocytic moles need to be excised and sent to the laboratory for histopathology. An excision of a mole involves injections with local anaesthetic: a sharp scratch and a burning sensation that lasts 1-20 seconds. Once the local anaesthetic starts working the patient will only feel pulling but no pain.

Intradermal nevi and compound nevi can be removed by excision, shave or laser. Excisions and shave removals require local anaesthetic, but laser treatment can be carried out with the application of topical anaesthetic creams.

Laser removal is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. If you are booked in for shave or excision removal, the area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel anything.

Will the mole grow back?

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When moles are excised they will not recur.

If moles are removed by shave or laser There is a very small chance that your mole might reappear after having it removed, as a few mole cells may remain in the skin. If this is the case, we will book you in for further treatment. Usually, however, you will find that one treatment session is enough.

What is Atypical mole syndrome?

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The British Association of Dermatologists defines Atypical mole syndrome as “a disorder of the skin which is seen in approximately 2% of the population. It is defined when an individual has more than 50 moles composed of melanocytes (pigment producing skin cells) present on their skin, and three or more are atypical (unusual) in their appearance, e.g. size and shape.”

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