The area to be treated will be cleaned, disinfected and carefully assessed. Your doctor will inject the area with a local anaesthetic to numb the area in preparation for the procedure. The mole will then be excised. Depending on the depth of the incision, you may have a soluble internal stitch in addition to a surface non-soluble suture. The treated area will be covered with an antibiotic ointment, Bactroban and covered with a dressing. There may be bleeding at the time of the procedure and swelling for a couple of days after. You will be required to return to the centre (at no extra cost) to have the stitches removed 5-10 days later. You can expect to have a small linear scar over the area of excision.
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