For many, having a facial mole is distressing, even if it isn’t cancerous. Its affect on overall appearance can bring about low self-esteem and make those who have one extremely self-conscious and low in confidence, which can then spill over to have effects on many areas of the person’s personal and professional lives. Nevertheless, the NHS has said that it won’t necessarily fund minor operations such as mole removal surgery, particularly if the reasons are cosmetic.
Those who still wish to undergo the removal of a facial mole have no option other than to go to a private clinic, although with increased waiting times just announced for the NHS, they are probably better off doing so anyway! Having your mole removal surgery at a private clinic will make for a much more pleasant and relaxing experience, as you won’t have to wait around for weeks or months to be seen by a specialist.
When having any operation on your face, you want to be sure that you are in safe and experienced hands, so make sure you ask all the questions that you can think of during your initial and subsequent consultations. Your specialist should be able to reassure you and advise you of the procedure and its end results.
After surgery you should expect some white scarring, although following the consultant’s advice correctly should mean this is minimal. Keep the area clean while it is healing and avoid touching it directly. Use moisturiser once it has formed a scab to replenish the skin, and drink plenty of fluids to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. There are also various products that you can buy at the local chemist’s or supermarket which help to minimise scarring, including Bio-Oil and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter products. You will also find over time, that your scar diminishes.