Patient Stories: Mole Check Clinic

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Mole Check Clinic: Hear from Our Patients

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, but treatable if detected early – which is where regular check-ups come in.

Not all moles are harmless, but for those that are cancerous, quick treatment yields the best results. We know this can feel a little daunting, so here are four real patient stories to show you’re not alone.

Sally

Sally came to see us for a full mole check because she had noticed a new mole on her wrist. As is best practice, Dr Cherry completed a full mole check and identified the one on her wrist for removal due to features consistent with skin cancer. The mole removal was done there and then, and sent to the lab for analysis. The results showed a confirmed BCC (a superficial type of skin cancer). Fortunately all of the mole was taken and no further procedures need to be done. As you can imagine, Sarah was very relieved that it had been sorted quickly and actually stayed with us for other services having built up a great relationship with the dermatologist. She is followed up every 6 months to check her skin and is delighted with the medical, but also cosmetic result of the minor surgery.

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Mary

New to the area, Mary was looking for a dermatologist to complete all her skin checks. She grew up in Australia so was aware of the sun damage that had been done to her skin (especially after a stint in a hot climate in the 70s when SPF was an afterthought). As she searched “mole check near me” we popped up on her radar. Mary booked online and saw Dr Roest for her full skin check. Fortunately nothing was wrong – but there were a few sebborheic keratoses which Dr Roest expertly froze off using cryotherapy. As recommended by our dermatologists she is invited back the following year to ensure nothing has changed.

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Clive 

Clive came to see us about two suspicious moles he wanted removed. He is the type of guy who doesn’t like to wait around and took his health into his own hands. After searching for a dermatologist in London, he decided on us due to our positive google reviews and attended the clinic to see an experienced dermatologist. After examination of the two he was concerned about (and the rest of his skin), two did require removal due to sinister features. One of them was positively diagnosed as a BCC in the lab after removal. By picking the mole up early Clive needed no further treatment – fortunately the cancer was all removed. In 3-6 months Clive will return for another full mole check as his risks are greater, but in the knowledge that if any further changes occur they will be picked up quickly.

 

Frank

Frank was used to mole checks –  he had a history of spending a lot of time in the sunshine as he has a property in the Caribbean so understood the importance of regular monitoring. Following the top to toe examination a suspicious mole was identified on his shoulder. As it had features of a melanoma, urgent treatment was required in hospital. This was facilitated within the week with consultant colleagues locally. Fortunately it was removed quickly – it was confirmed as a melanoma but due to the wide excision completed in hospital, all was taken and he did not require further treatment for that mole and is fit and well.

 

Worried about a mole? Get it checked and removed on the same day by our industry-leading dermatologists.

Book online or call us on 02039411815 for more information.

 

Helen & Dr Cherry

Co-Founders

No. 23 Skin

02039411815

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Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago