Radiofrequency surgery and intense pulsed light can successfully treat raised moles, pigmented spots and small blood vessels with minimal scarring.
Open for essential services, including skin checks and mole mapping. Consultation hours are limited.
Cosmetic services such as mole removal, BBL/IPL and microneedling are not currently available.
Please don't attend if you have respiratory symptoms or if you've had contact with someone with COVID.
Mole/skin lesion removal consultation
All moles and other skin lesions are examined by an experienced skin cancer doctor or nurse to diagnose your mole/spot.
If there is any doubt, or if the doctor suspects skin cancer, a biopsy will be taken as part of your mole removal procedure to obtain the most accurate possible diagnosis.
If the biopsy result confirms skin cancer, we offer medical or surgical treatment or provide a referral to a plastic surgeon if required.
If you have a radiofrequency or BBL/intense pulsed light procedure to remove a mole or skin lesion, we do not charge any out of pocket expense for the associated medical consultation or biopsy.
Cosmetic procedures aim to remove or destroy the lesion while minimising damage to surrounding normal skin. Low-scarring methods such allow the surgeon/operator to accurately target the lesion of concern.
The main methods we use are:
- radiofrequency surgery: for raised skin lesions such as dermal moles, seborrhoeic keratoses, skin tags
- BBL intense pulsed light therapy: for flat pigmented (red or brown) lesions such as lentigines (freckles/age spots) and telangiecatasia (capilaries/blood vessels)
Traditional surgical procedures do not allow such fine control and there may be more scarring. Because these procedures are cheaper, they may be preferred in areas where a good cosmetic outcome is not so important, for example on the back or scalp.
Our doctor, nurse or skin therapist will help you decide which treatment is suitable, taking into account your desired outcome and budget.
Radiofrequency mole / skin lesion removal
Radiofrequency ablation (removal) is a minimal scarring method for raised lesions such as moles, fibrous papules, sebaceous hyperplasia and seborrhoeic keratoses.
BBL intense pulsed light
For flat pigmented lesions such as lentigines ("age spots"), and blood vessels/angiomas.
This is a useful method if there is general sun damage or there are large numbers of lesions to treat.
Healite II LED phototherapy
LED phototherapy has skin rejuvenation effects, but it mainly used in combination with other treatments.
A course of sessions commencing before a cosmetic procedure and for 1-2 weeks following enhances wound healing and helps return the skin to its optimal post-procedure appearance.
Moles and skin lesions suitable for cosmetic removal
A skin lesion is a spot, lump or patch on the skin which appears different from the surrounding skin. It can be flat or raised, dark or light, rough or smooth. Most are harmless and appear as a result of normal skin development, ageing or long term sun exposure.
A skin cancer is a type of lesion which can continue to grow and potentially cause damage to the surrounding tissue, or spread to other parts of the body. The most common types of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer always requires treatment.
Other skin lesions may not cause serious health issues, but they can be unsightly, uncomfortable, inconvenient or simply unwanted. Many of these can be removed quickly and with minimal scarring.