Benign Skin Lesions & Wart Removal in Bolton, Manchester

Warts, moles, verrucas and other benign skin lesions are harmless conditions, but if they interfere with your everyday life or affect your appearance, you can get them removed. Our Bolton clinic uses Cryotherapy and Electrosurgery methods to remove benign skin lesions with permanent results.

Benign Skin Lesions & Wart Removal

Some skin lesions are considered cosmetic and harmless, including warts, verrucae, spider naevi, skin tags, and seborrheic keratoses. The NHS are unlikely to remove these cosmetic skin lesions, but we can with Cryotherapy or Electrosurgery.

  • Cryotherapy – This method uses a CryoPen to freeze the skin lesion with liquid nitrogen. The treatment will sting a bit, and the lesion will blister and eventually fall off after a few days.
  • Electrosurgery – This method creates a superficial burn with an electronic radiofrequency or plasma device. The treated area will heal with hardly a mark, and local anaesthesia will be applied to make it as pain-free as possible.

If we discover any suspicious skin lesions, such as changing pigmented lesions or rodent ulcers, these will be referred to your GP.

Our skin clinic is based in Bolton, and we work with clients across Manchester to remove warts and other skin lesions.

Treatment summary

Procedure time
30 mins
Final results
4 - 8 weeks
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Recovery time
1 - 2 weeks
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The Process of Removing Warts and Benign Skin Lesions

If you're considering having a wart, mole or other benign skin lesion removed, you might wonder what the process is like. You can rest assured that this treatment is relatively quick and pain-free. Below are some tips on what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

Before Treatment

  • These types of skin lesions are benign, meaning they are harmless. Therefore, it's unlikely that you can get them removed from the NHS. You must find a qualified and professional skin clinic to remove your skin lesion.
  • When you have found a clinic, you should book a consultation with the specialist that will perform your procedure. This is an opportunity to make sure the treatment suits you and ask any questions you have.
  • The practitioner will review your medical history during the consultation and examine the benign skin lesion. If they have any concerns about the lesion, they will refer you to your GP for further examination.
  • You should be informed about what to expect during the procedure and any steps you may need to take in the days and weeks beforehand. There are some medications you may be advised to stop taking.

During Treatment

  • When you visit the clinic to remove your warts or skin lesions, you will usually be given a local anaesthetic. This anaesthetic will numb the skin lesion area, ensuring you feel no pain during the process.
  • The skin lesion will be removed via Cryotherapy or Electrosurgery. With Cryotherapy, the practitioner will use a CryoPen to apply liquid nitrogen over the lesion for several seconds, causing it to blister and eventually fall off in the following weeks. With Electrosurgery, the practitioner will use a device that creates a superficial burn, leaving behind a wound that will heal in weeks.
  • Warts and skin lesion removal is a harmless procedure, and you will feel minimal discomfort during the process, especially when using a local anaesthetic. If you feel anything, it may be a pin-pricking sensation or a strange sensation to the cold feeling.
  • Procedures typically only last several minutes; we expect you to be done within 30 minutes.

After Treatment

  • After you have received treatment, you can go home and begin the recovery process. You should be extra careful with the skin area, particularly if you still feel the numbing effects. The area may feel tender over the next few days.
  • Depending on the technique, the lesion will blister and fall off or become a wound that heals. The recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks; you should see the final results between 4-8 weeks.
  • The practitioner will provide you with aftercare information. You must follow their advice to protect the area from infection and ensure it heals fully. Instructions usually include washing the area gently, wearing light clothing and avoiding picking scabs off.
  • You will only require one session to remove the wart or skin lesion; once it's gone, it's gone for life.

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Benign Skin Lesions FAQs

What types of benign skin lesions can you remove?

We can remove all kinds of benign skin lesions, particularly ones that you wouldn't usually be able to remove with NHS treatment. Examples of skin lesions we can remove include warts, skin tags, moles, verrucae, and keratoses, to name just a few. Please get in touch with us to see if we can remove a skin lesion you have.

Are benign skin lesions dangerous?

No, skin lesions diagnosed as benign are harmless and don't pose a significant health risk, such as cancer. However, skin lesions create a cosmetic appearance you may not appreciate, which is why many people seek removal treatment. As these conditions are benign, the NHS will unlikely offer you a removal procedure, but you can always turn to Enhance Clinispa. Should we notice a suspicious lesion, we will advise you to seek advice from your GP.

Why should I remove my warts?

While warts are usually harmless, they can be itchy or painful and may create an uncomfortable blemish on your skin, leading to low self-esteem. Watrts can also be contagious and spread to other parts of the body. If you can relate to any of these points, then it's worthwhile booking a wart removal procedure at our Manchester clinic for an affordable price.

How are lesions removed?

There are several techniques used to remove a benign skin lesion safely. At Enhance Clinispa, we mainly use Cryotherapy and Electrosurgery. Cryotherapy freezes the cells, causing the lesion to blister and fall off. Electrosurgery uses heat to create a superficial burn that removes the lesion. During your initial no-obligation consultation, we will advise the best treatment for you.

Will the procedure hurt?

While every case differs, you can expect to experience mild but bearable discomfort. You may find a slight sting during treatment, and the treated area is tender for a few days afterwards. We will use a local anaesthetic to make the procedure as pain-free as possible.

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases, we can remove warts and other benign skin lesions in just one session. If you have multiple lesions or there is a complex scenario, you may require more than one procedure, but we will inform you of this beforehand.

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Book a free consultation today! Please note if you would like to book a consultation with Dr Fab Equizi specifically there will be a £50 consultation charge, this includes a £25 non-refundable deposit at booking and £25 on the day.

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