Mole & Skin Lesion Clinic
Nurse Rachael, is our dedicated Skin Surgery Specialist Nurse. With a background as an Advanced Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse and a Master's module in both Minor Surgical Interventions and Dermoscopy, Rachael can assess and clinically diagnose skin lesions, with the skills and knowledge to advise on and perform safe surgical removal.
During your appointment Nurse Rachael will conduct a thorough consultation, taking into account your medical history and lifestyle. As an experienced Nurse in lesion recognition and dermoscopy, she will asses your skin lesions, including suspicious moles, using macroscopic and dermatoscopic imaging techniques. Additionally, Rachael provides education on sun protection and skin self-checks as part of the consultation process. The patient will receive a detailed consultation letter summarising the consultation and an appointment will be advised if the patient would like to go ahead with removal.
For surgical removal of skin lesions, Innersense Aesthetics Medical follows high standards of practice by sending the removed tissue for histopathology sampling, ensuring the highest standard of patient safety and care.
At Innersense Aesthetics Medical we offer either cryotherapy or surgical procedures to remove lesions. During your thorough face-to-face consultation Nurse Rachael will advise of the most suitable form of removal.
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a procedure that involves freezing an area of skin using liquid nitrogen. It is an effective treatment for various skin problems, including warts, verrucae, skin tags, and sun damage lesions.
How long does the procedure take?
The cryotherapy procedure itself only takes a few seconds, but the exact length of your appointment will be determined by Nurse Rachael. Thicker lesions, such as plantar warts, may require soaking and the removal of any hard skin before treatment, which will be discussed during your consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed for viral warts typically averages around 5, with treatments scheduled every 2 to 3 weeks. Skin problems like sun damage and warty growths may only require one treatment. However, it is important to note that the success of the treatment may vary and sometimes more than one treatment is required.
With any surgical procedure the area of skin to be removed is always numbed first with a local anaesthetic injection. Once numb the lesion is removed by either shave excision or curette (scooping out the lesion). The bleeding is then stopped by using cautery, which leaves a thin scab. A dressing will be placed over the area to protect it. The procedure itself does not take long, but we allow 1 hour for the appointment so that you are not rushed and all pre surgical checks can be performed safely.