Moles

We all have moles. Moles are collections of pigment cells called melanocytes. Most moles appear as a child but it’s quite normal to get moles even as an adult. Most fair- skinned people have 20-40 moles over the body. Moles can be found anywhere on the body, including on the fingers and toes, under the nails, over the genitals and on the scalp.

What causes moles?

Excess Ultraviolet (UV) light through sun exposure or sun beds tends to lead to more moles. People who burn easily also tend to get more moles.

How will Dr Ghura diagnose my mole?

Dr Ghura is a leading Consultant Dermatologist in Manchester and an expert on diagnosing and treating moles. He can normally assess if a mole is harmless just by carefully examining it with specialist magnifying equipment under good lighting. If he has any concerns, Dr Ghura will remove the mole under local anaesthetic and have it analysed by a pathologist.

Can moles be treated?

Yes. If the mole is considered potentially harmful or cancerous (melanoma) Dr Ghura can remove it. If the mole is considered safe and is causing no problems it can be left if the person prefers.
If the mole is irritating, sore or painful it can be removed. If the mole is unsightly or the person doesn’t like it, Dr Ghura can normally remove it cosmetically under local anaesthetic as an out-patient procedure. Dr Ghura is an expert in Surgical Dermatology and one of the UK’s most senior Skin surgeons. He can remove moles and skin lesions on the face and body under local anaesthetic with full aftercare.