Full Photographic Survey for all mole patients.
Urgent skin mole removal the same day and Results within 2-3 days.
We all need to look after our skin. We need to keep monitoring it to look for any changes that occur and for any new moles that develop on the skin. Mr Uppal is a Skin Specialist and has Dermatological training. He will examine your mole with a Dermatoscope to assess it precisely. Using his skill and experience, he will then explain to you whether you need the mole removed or just another check up in a few months time.
Our skin changes as we get older and are exposed to sunlight. Most people have some skin marks which are entirely normal, such as freckles and moles. Some marks however may change or darken over time. Though seldom life threatening, skin disorders need to be assessed by a skin specialist.
Mr Uppal works closely with dermatologists and regularly sees moles and skin conditions in his NHS practice. He can treat benign sun spots, age spots and broken capillaries by Laser. He will however look for moles that are asymmetric in colour, have an irregular border, are darker than the rest or have multiple colours. As Mr Uppal looks at moles every day, he is more likely to pick up abnormal moles. Following a consultation and close examination, he may recommend that some moles require removal with a minor procedure called a biopsy, under local anaesthetic. Click here for details.
All specimens are sent to the Pathology laboratory for microscopic examination. This provides a definite diagnosis and can reduce psychological stress.
We recommend you wear sun protection at all times on holiday and use a daily sunscreen. Annual mole examinations are recommended for most individuals, but more frequent checks should be done if you have a history of skin cancer. Please see your GP or call us for a consultation of you have any concerns.
Mr Uppal works as part of a team including pathologists, dermatologists and radiologists to ensure you get the best care for your skin cancer. He has undertaken research on skin cancer which has been published in world leading medical journals. He can also provide you with an accurate prognosis using the new malignant melanoma prognosis calculator. Please ask for details on monitoring your moles or skin cancer.
Remember: stay safe from the sun by applying sun cream every hour when in sunshine and by wearing a hat and long sleeved shirt. Get regular check ups if your moles are changing or itching. Or if you’re just not sure. The earlier a skin cancer is picked up, the more likely it can be treated and cured.
Instructions after minor surgery
If you have had a mole removed under local anaesthetic, please keep the bandage dry for 3 days and leave all plasters intact for 1 week till your check up. If the area does get wet or there is a spot of blood under the bandage, please leave alone to dry or place another plaster on top till you see us. Call us at any time if needed for any advice and support.