One Stop

Immediate appointments available in certain locations

Clinic locations nationwide

Expert-led treatment by consultant skin specialists

What is OneStop

OneStop is our mole removal service. Our mole screening service does occasionally lead to the need for mole removal, and should mole removal be required, SkinHealth UK has a growing national network of OneStop mole removal clinics throughout the UK with leading consultant dermatologists and plastic surgeons. We can refer either self-paying or insured clients.
Moles removed within the clinic will be sent to a pathologist for interpretation and you will be informed about the outcome during a consultation or via phone/letter.

When should you consider OneStop

If a mole has changed recently, or it has suspicious features, your GP will arrange referral to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has a special interest in skin cancer. This service is available in the NHS, although waiting times to be seen in a clinic can be many weeks, or privately if you have medical insurance or want to pay for treatment. Mole removal is advised if you have noticed a mole that:

  • Has increased in size
  • Has changed in colour
  • Is over 7mm in size
  • Has an irregular shape
  • Has an irregular colour
  • Is inflamed or oozing

Although the majority of moles that present with these clinical signs will not be cancerous, a small proportion will contain malignant cells and may require further treatment following initial mole removal. Black or dark brown moles may be a sign of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer that can result in patient mortality. If you have noticed any of the above features you should consider seeking medical advice.

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What is OneStop

OneStop is our mole removal service. Our mole screening service does occasionally lead to the need for mole removal, and should mole removal be required, SkinHealth UK has a growing national network of OneStop mole removal clinics throughout the UK with leading consultant dermatologists and plastic surgeons. We can refer either self-paying or insured clients.
Moles removed within the clinic will be sent to a pathologist for interpretation and you will be informed about the outcome during a consultation or via phone/letter.

When should you consider OneStop

If a mole has changed recently, or it has suspicious features, your GP will arrange referral to a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has a special interest in skin cancer. This service is available in the NHS, although waiting times to be seen in a clinic can be many weeks, or privately if you have medical insurance or want to pay for treatment. Mole removal is advised if you have noticed a mole that:

  • Has increased in size
  • Has changed in colour
  • Is over 7mm in size
  • Has an irregular shape
  • Has an irregular colour
  • Is inflamed or oozing

Although the majority of moles that present with these clinical signs will not be cancerous, a small proportion will contain malignant cells and may require further treatment following initial mole removal. Black or dark brown moles may be a sign of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer that can result in patient mortality. If you have noticed any of the above features you should consider seeking medical advice.

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How it works

Book your appointment over the phone or online. We will call you to con rm a time and clinic location that suits you best.

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Complete the online risk assessment which asks you questions about your lifestyle and skin type.

Attend your OneStop appointment and have your mole removed. All moles are then sent to a pathologist for interpretation and you will receive results over the phone or in the post.

How it works

Book your appointment over the phone or online. We will call you to confirm a time and clinic location that suits you best.

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Attend your OneStop appointment and have your mole removed. All moles are then sent to a pathologist for interpretation and you will receive results over the phone or in the post.

Mole Removal Services

Most moles are harmless and an adult will have around 30 moles on average. While most of these moles will not be caused by skin cancer, in certain cases a mole will need to be removed for a variety of different reasons.

Cosmetic mole removal

Moles may also be removed for cosmetic reasons if they are in a prominent place such as the face or nose, or if they are in a position where they are prone to bleeding or catching on clothing. Some moles may be large, dark or hairy and as a result mole removal is desirable. In all of these cases cosmetic mole removal can be arranged privately as this service is not available as an NHS patient. When choosing a private skin clinic it is important to select a company that employs specialist skin cancer nurses, and works with consultant skin cancer specialists.

Diagnosing your mole or skin lesion

If you are worried about a mole or other skin lesion, but not sure whether you require private mole removal, one option is to book an appointment where your mole or skin lesion can be thoroughly examined by a specialist skin cancer nurse and have images taken for telemedicine reporting by consultant skin cancer specialists. To learn more about our SkinCheck appointments, click here. You can then be advised whether you require mole removal or not.

Mole Removal at SkinHealth

At SkinHealth UK we only work with consultant skin cancer specialists, who are either plastic surgeons or surgical dermatologists, and highly experienced in mole removal to give the best cosmetic outcome. Our consultants operate from a network of clinics/hospitals in England & Scotland, so we can book you in to a clinic close to your home or work address. SkinHealth UK currently provides this service for insured and self-funding patients, and at the initial consultation you will be advised of the various treatment options and costs. Our SkinHealth UK consultant surgeons are all skin cancer specialists who can provide you with the best advice to manage the whole process of having a mole removed.

Your initial consultation fee with SkinHealth UK will cover an extended One Stop ‘see & treat’ appointment, with adequate time to allow private mole removal if required. Please note that larger moles may not be able to be removed at this appointment and may need complex surgery with reconstruction. Additional fees will also be charged by the surgeon and hospital for any treatment provided, including mole removal and laboratory analysis, and prices may vary depending on the surgeon and hospital.

If you are worried about a mole or other skin lesion, but not sure whether you require private mole removal, we can arrange a SkinCheck appointment where your mole or skin lesion can be thoroughly examined by one of our specialist skin cancer nurses and images taken for tele-medicine reporting. Our consultant reporting team can then advise you whether the mole requires removal or not. Call SkinHealth UK on 0800 876 6662, to book your mole removal appointment or a SkinCheck appointment now.

What to expect

How will my mole be assessed?

Your mole should be assessed by a skin cancer specialist who can look for any suspicious features including an irregular colour or shape, if it is inflamed or oozing, or if it is more than 7mm in size. In addition, use of a special camera called a dermoscope can look into the top layer of the skin to give further information about whether the mole should be removed or not. A number of specialist skin cancer clinics now use telemedicine to transfer the digital and dermoscopic images to an online system where experienced consultant skin cancer specialists can report the images and advise whether a mole should be removed or not.

How will my mole be removed?

Most mole removal can be carried out under local anaesthesia unless your mole is very large. Other options include shave removal, laser removal or cryotherapy. Information on these can be found below.

When do I get my biopsy results?

Following mole removal, the biopsy results will usually be available within two weeks. If any malignancy is found on laboratory analysis, your consultant will advise you if any further surgery or treatment may be required.

Options for mole removal or treatment

Although the majority of moles that require treatment will be completely removed for pathological assessment, a number of techniques are available and are summarised as follows:

Complete mole excision surgery

This method is usually used for moles that have suspicious features or those that are not suitable for shave excision. Most mole removal can be carried out under local anaesthesia unless your mole is very large. While mole removal procedures in the NHS are often performed by junior surgeons, in the private sector these procedures are performed by consultant skin cancer specialists, highly trained in cosmetic mole removal, to provide the best scar and cosmetic outcome.

Following mole removal, the biopsy results will usually be available within two weeks. If any malignancy is found on laboratory analysis, your consultant will advise you if any further surgery or treatment may be required.

Shave mole removal

Some non-cancerous or harmless moles that protrude from the surface of the skin can be shaved under local anaesthesia for cosmetic reasons, to leave a at wound that heals without any sutures. Shave removal only takes a few minutes and the wound will usually heal within 10 days to leave a small pink mark for around 4 weeks.

This will continue to heal during the next few months to leave a small scar.

Laser mole removal

Laser removal is usually recommended for non-cancerous or harmless moles that are atter and lighter in colour, and are being removed for cosmetic reasons. While this type of removal usually provides an excellent cosmetic result with minimal scarring, there is a small change of the mole returning at the same site (mole recurrence). Laser treatment uses specific wavelengths of light that destroy the dark pigment in the skin, and the laser energy then cauterizes the skin to leave a small wound that heals very quickly. Although two or three treatments may be required to achieve a good cosmetic outcome, this type of removal may be an ideal option for treating multiple moles or moles that are in a difficult position for surgical removal.

Cryotherapy or freezing

Cryotherapy uses liquid Nitrogen to freeze moles or skin lesions so that they then drop off without any surgery. This type of treatment is usually used warts and skin tags, but it can also be used for larger, atter moles such as seborrhoeic keratosis that can often be multiple. This technique may leave a small blister on the skin that will heal quickly.

Pricing

OneStop

‘See and Treat’ Consultation

£320*

Please note that this price is not subject to any VAT

Payment methods

*At our OneStop skin ‘see & treat’ consultation, where mole removal or treatment can be provided, the fee of £320 only covers the extended consultation. Please note that further charges will be made by the surgeon and hospital/clinic for any surgery of treatment provided during this consultation. Please contact SkinHealth UK on 0808 274 2025 for a guide to the likely total cost of your OneStop skin appointment.

SkinHealth UK can accept payment for the above services by Debit card, Credit card or American Express. Please note that full payment will be taken at the time of booking your appointment. For patients attending a OneStop ‘see & treat’ appointment, any additional charges will be billed by the clinic or hospital following this appointment.

How to book

Option 1

Book your appointment online now. Click here to fill out our online booking form and complete your billing details. Once this is done, we will call or e-mail you within 1 working day to confirm a clinic location and a time convenient for you.

Option 2

Call us on 0800 876 6662 or request a callback now. Our friendly phone team will be able to take your booking and confirm a clinic location and time convenient for you.

Testimonials

The woman that examined me was really thorough and friendly. She made me feel at ease and relaxed and I trusted her.

Lauren, June – 2017

Pleased to meet the same member of staff as at my previous check and got on well with her so it was a pleasant experience.

Anne, June – 2017

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Where is the nearest clinic?

Clinic Locations Nationwide

We have 30 clinics across the UK, many of them open 6 days a week, so you can book a convenient date, time and location for you

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FAQ

Know the facts and the risks of skin cancer

  • Around 13,300 cases of malignant melanoma were diagnosed in 2011 in the UK, that’s 37 people every day.
  • More than one third of all cases of malignant melanoma occur in people under 55.
  • The incidence of melanoma is doubling every 10 years
  • Certain skin types are more at risk of skin cancer

Early detection will save lives

It is better to check for skin related problems before any skin cancer symptoms arise. Early detection, such as diagnosing skin cancer at an early stage, means better quality of life and less treatment, including surgery. SkinCheck puts you in control of your own skin health by providing a complete skin cancer screening service.

Book your SkinCheck appointment now