A common skin concern for many, moles, cysts and skin tags can easily be removed with minimal downtime.

Mole, Cyst & Skin Tag Removal

what is a mole?

A skin mole, also known as a nevus, is a common type of pigmented spot or lesion that can appear on the skin. Moles are typically small, raised or flat, and can vary in color from brown to black, although they can also be skin-colored, pink, or other shades. Moles can be present at birth (congenital) or may develop over time, and they can occur anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, arms, legs, and trunk.

Most moles are harmless and do not require medical attention. They are generally benign, meaning they are not cancerous. However, some moles may have a higher risk of developing into skin cancer, particularly if they exhibit certain characteristics, such as irregular shape, uneven color, asymmetry, or changes in size, shape, or appearance over time. These moles may need to be monitored closely or may require further evaluation by a dermatologist or other healthcare professional.

what is a cyst?

A skin cyst, also known as an epidermoid cyst or a sebaceous cyst, is a type of cyst that forms in the skin. It is typically a benign (non-cancerous) growth that develops when cells from the top layer of the skin, called the epidermis, become trapped beneath the skin’s surface and start to multiply, forming a sac or pocket filled with keratin, a protein found in skin cells.

Skin cysts usually appear as small, round or oval bumps that are often painless and may have a whitish or yellowish color. They can occur on any part of the body, but are most commonly found on the face, neck, scalp, back, and genitals. Skin cysts are usually slow-growing and may remain stable in size or gradually increase in size over time.

what is a skin tag?

A skin tag, also known as an acrochordon, is a small, benign (non-cancerous) flap or tag of skin that may hang off the surface of the skin. Skin tags are composed of normal skin tissue and are typically harmless and painless, although they can sometimes be irritating or cosmetically bothersome, depending on their size and location.

Skin tags are usually small, soft, and flesh-colored or slightly darker than the surrounding skin. They can vary in size from a few millimeters to a centimeter or more, and may have a stalk or peduncle that attaches them to the skin. Skin tags can occur on any part of the body, but are most commonly found in areas where skin rubs against skin or clothing, such as the neck, armpits, groin, under the breasts, and eyelids.

treatment options for moles, cysts & skin tags

Under local anesthetic the concerned mole, cyst or tag is removed with a curettage, leaving a small scar which will fade over time.

Procedure time is quick and minimal downtime needed. Using precise techniques scarring is kept to a minimum and the area treated is unlikely to grow back.

all of our minor operations are perfomed in cQC clinics by Mr Adrian Richards

how do I know what treatment I need?

Upon enquiring you will be invited to a consultation with Mr Adrian Richards, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, chaperoned by one of his nurse assitants. 

They will go through your medical history and look at the area you are concerned with. 

From here they will discuss with you treatment options and pricing. There is also an option to send any moles for histology to be checked for any cancerous cells. 

Mr Richards and his team will answer any questions you may have and look at upcoming appointment dates where you can come back and have the treatment performed. 


Once removed your mole, skin tag or cyst will not come back. You will have the option to come back for a post op examination where Mr Richards will check the area, its healing and if any further treatment is needed. 

Side Effects

After the procedure, we recommend that you reduce sport for the next week. 


All aftercare will be discussed in your consultation and post treatment. 

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