In the days leading up to your mole removal procedure at the Altruderm Clinic Glasgow, you may be feeling a mixture of emotions with a considerable amount of questions swirling around your head. That's to be expected. It's probably taken years to get to this point. You may be anxious about the procedure itself and you may even be wondering how you will feel once the mole has been removed, after all it may have been a part of you for most of your life. But, in the end, your decision to pursue mole removal has been driven by a desire to move past any lingering insecurities and do something that is important to you.
A warm and friendly greeting
That’s why, when you arrive in the clinic you can be assured of a warm and friendly greeting because we know this is a big day for you. It will be our pleasure to make sure you are feeling comfortable and confident and ready to proceed. Your appointment will begin with a catch-up consultation with Dr. McDaid where he will recap everything discussed during your visit to the clinic when you had your original consultation. This will be another opportunity to ask any questions that you may have forgotten to ask previously, or simply to review the information you have been given. It is at this point Dr. McDaid will consent you for the procedure and ensure that you have understood everything that is involved.
It’s on to the medical chair now and time for local anaesthetic to ensure the procedure is pain free and you’re at your most comfortable. Each mole that is to be removed receives local anaesthetic. We’re in no rush, and before proceeding Dr. McDaid will check each area thoroughly to ensure it's numb and that you’re happy to proceed.
The method of removal most appropriate for you will be discussed with you during your consultation and will depend on the type of mole you have. The aim will always be to ensure that we are striving for the best cosmetic result for you in the safest way.
Where appropriate, samples of each mole will be gathered in specimen pots ready to be couriered to a pathology lab where diagnostics are conducted. Your pathology report will be available within 1 to 2 weeks following your procedure and Dr. McDaid will discuss your results with you during your in-clinic follow-up appointment. We will be happy to send a copy of the report to your GP should you wish us to do so.
An advantage of the radiowave surgical technique is that stitches are not required following the procedure. The area that has been treated may be covered in antibiotic cream, a small dressing applied, and finally a flesh-coloured spot plaster administered to the area.
During your procedure your safety and comfort are our priority. No question is a silly question and we will take your hand (literally if required!) throughout. We are privileged to be with you on this journey and look forward to seeing you when you decide the time is right for you.
Until next time, take care from the Altruderm team.
81 Broom Road East