London Independent Plastic Surgery | Scars, moles, surgery, remove mole, cover scar, silicone gel, micro needling, Harley Street, London,
Every time the skin is cut or damaged through its full thickness it will heal with a scar. Some people naturally make better scars than others.
Scars, moles, surgery, mole, SILICONE GEL, STEROID INJECTIONS, MICRO NEEDLING, LIGHT THERAPY, Harley Street, London,
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Scars & Moles

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Scars

Every time the skin is cut or damaged through its full thickness it will heal with a scar. Some people naturally make better scars than others.

We cannot accurately predict this, but in general we are aware that patients with black skin and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, patients with fair freckled skin and red hair will tend to produce poor scars, including hypertrophic scars and keloids.
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Treatment options

Surgical treatment options are available for problem scars. Non-surgical options include

Silicone gel

The effectiveness of silicone gel is well documented in clinical trials. The mechanism of action is unknown.

For Treating:
• Scars less than 12 months

Steroid injections

Injections of steroid into the scar reduce the production of collagen making scars flatter and less painful. This often needs to be repeated to maximize the benefits.

For Treating:
• Hypertrophic Scars (raised, red, itchy)
• Keloid scars

Micro needling

Dermaroller is a roller containing tiny needles that cause ‘micro-injuries’ to the dermis. The skin responds by increasing collagen production. The results are subtle and the treatment often needs to be repeated.

For Treating:
• Acne scars
• Stretch marks

Light therapy

Intense Pulsed Light targets the blood vessels within scars to improve colour. Resurfacing lasers can improve the skin texture.

For treating:
• Pink, red scars
• Hyperpigmented scars
• Acne scars

Moles, cysts, and lesions

Lesions on the skin are lumps or bumps such as moles, cysts, lipomas or skin tags.

Most are benign (non-cancerous), and do not cause serious problems, but you may want to have them removed for practical or cosmetic reasons.
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Surgery is also usually recommended to remove a skin lesion that shows any sign of turning cancerous, for example, a mole that has changed shape or colour.
After these have been removed, a small sample of the removed tissue is sent to a laboratory for examination under a microscope. We will be able to inform you quickly of the results.
Surgery to remove a skin lesion is usually a quick and straightforward procedure performed under local anaesthetic.
The technique for removing the lesion depends on factors such as its size and location. Mr Ng will advise which method is most appropriate for you.
Post operative pain is usually minimal and you can expect to return to your normal activities and work immediately.

Catching cancer early

CATCHING CANCER EARLY
LOOK OUT FOR SYMPTOMS SUCH AS:
– New lumps or spots that appear suddenly
– Ulcer-type sores that don’t heal
– Itchy, painful, bleeding or scabby spots that do not heal
– Freckles or moles that have any of the following

A Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other in shape and colour

B Border: Edges are ragged, altered or blurred

C Colour: Different colours within the mole

D Diameter: A mole that has grown or is larger than 6mm

E Elevation: A mole that has become raised