Clinics in Plymouth & Wells

As the weather gets warmer, it’s almost impossible to stay completely covered.

But for people who suffer from unsightly moles, the warm weather comes with a feeling of dread.

You shouldn’t have to suffer with you mole insecurities. At Skin Excellence Clinics, we believe that everyone should be comfortable enough to show as much, or as little, skin as they like.

When moles are in a visible place, like the face, for instance, it can really affect your confidence.

At Skin Excellence Clinics, we want you to be happy in your own skin. Which is why we provide Laser mole removal – just in time for summer!

History Of Mole Removal

Mole removal isn’t a new practice by any means. The popular way to remove moles up until now has been through surgery, which can often lead to scarring.

By physically cutting into the skin, the old method of mole removal simply replaced a mole with a scar. But we understand that (especially with facial moles) the last thing you want is a scar.

This is why we have an alternative method for you.


In radiosurgery, ultra high frequency (UHF) radio waves heat up the water in the cells of the mole. This vaporises the cells while having no effect on the healthy skin underneath.

Any damage or scarring to the surrounding skin cells is minimal, allowing the area to heal quickly.

Other Uses For Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery is not just for removing moles. If you suffer from any of the following, radiosurgery could also help treat:

  • Moles (benign intradermal naevus)
  • Papillomas (skin tags) on the body and face including eyelids
  • Seborrhoeic keratoses
  • Seborrhoeic warts (large warty skin lesions usually occurring from the age of 40 years)
  • Viral warts on the hands, lips, and eyelids
  • Dermatofibromas (raised firm skin lumps due to skin trauma, for example from an insect bite)

What Will Happen During Your Treatment?

If you are looking to feel comfortable in the summer heat, without feeling the need to hide unsightly moles, radiosurgery might be for you.

Before we start the radiosurgery procedure, we will make a small injection of local anaesthetic as close as possible to the problem area.

We then carefully pass the radiosurgery device, which is a small wire loop and ball, which emits the radio frequency energy, over the lesion. After this happens, the lesion is removed immediately.

Since in a session we can treat a number of moles, it usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes.

Does It Hurt?
The procedure itself is completely painless. The only discomfort you may feel is when we inject the local anaesthetic.

Results of Radiosurgery

While radiosurgery doesn’t leave a permanent scar, you may notice a very shallow ‘burn’ mark on the treated skin immediately after the procedure.

But within 7 to 10 days, your beautiful, healed skin will be revealed.

However, if you have light skin, the healed skin will appear slightly pinker.

After 6 to 8 weeks, the skin will have fully healed, with little evidence of any treatment.


Unlike a lot of treatments, moles and raised skin lesions can be removed in one treatment.

However, some moles have deeper roots and in time they may grow back. If this does happen,

then Dr Strawford will offer a follow-up treatment at no additional cost.

Not For You?

Radiosurgery is not for everyone, so, for this reason, we can offer surgical excision of lesions. However, this can leave you with scarring.

Laser mole removal also only works on smaller, flat, and highly pigmented areas. So you may not be eligible for laser removal, but we will talk you through this before your treatment. Regardless of the size of the mole, if it is affecting your confidence, then we can help you.

Whether the mole or other skin lesion is on the face, arms, back, or anywhere else for that matter, we understand that covering it up can be a hassle.

Interested? It might be time to contact Skin Excellence Clinics on 0800 2982391.