Mole checks / Mole mapping

Mole and blemish checks (also referred to as mole mapping) are absolutely vital to ensure anything concerning is found early.  In your 30-minute appointment, our clinicians meticulously examine every area of your body.  All our doctors are highly trained in Dermsocopy (microscopic analysis of skin lesions).  They will also take photographs of anything concerning for future monitoring.  The benefit of human analysis is the ability to discuss the findings with your clinician during your appointment.  They will talk you through your skin type, and how to monitor and check your own moles. 

The older we get, the more likely to have some sort of abnormal growth, but this does not mean you have skin cancer, nor does it warrant surgical intervention.  In many cases it can be a form of pre-cancer in the cells, which can usually be treated very easily through cryotherapy (freezing) or topical creams – provided they are found early enough. 

Our skin type and historical sun exposure can also impact our likelihood to be more or less susceptible to skin cancers. 

What happens if we find something?

Any concerning moles can be addressed in-house for an extra fee, or we can facilitate an NHS referral for further assessment and monitoring.  This may include a referral to the NHS two-week-wait service, or a routine NHS appointment depending on the severity of any concerns.  Your clinician will be on hand to advise on your best pathway, and to explain your options and  put your mind at ease.  You do not need to be stuck in an expensive private route. In some cases, it can result in a swifter outcome to go back into the NHS. Our clinicians will ensure this happens without additional burden on you or your GP. 

The team can also talk you through treatment options for skin tags, cysts, warts and keloid scars, plus various management plans for acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

Our Specialisms

Thorough examination of all your skin with advice about further monitoring from the Oxona team for complete peace of mind. We can also advise on any lesions that might need to be removed.
Mole check/mapping

Thorough examination of all your skin with advice about further monitoring from the Oxona team for complete peace of mind. We can also advise on any lesions that might need to be removed.

Oxona specialist GPs can remove moles using a shave excision technique  or formal excision depending on the type of lesion and its location.  
Mole removal

Oxona specialist GPs can remove moles using a shave excision technique  or formal excision depending on the type of lesion and its location.  

As skin tags are considered to be a cosmetic problem their removal is not provided by the NHS. They can be easily and permanently removed with minimal to no discomfort, by ‘burning’ or freezing.
Skin tag removal

As skin tags are considered to be a cosmetic problem their removal is not provided by the NHS. They can be easily and permanently removed with minimal to no discomfort, by ‘burning’ or freezing.

Warts are extremely common, and often grow on the hands or feet. Wart removal in a clinical setting is fast and effective through freezing or cautery and there are pain relief options available, if necessary.
Wart removal

Warts are extremely common, and often grow on the hands or feet. Wart removal in a clinical setting is fast and effective through freezing or cautery and there are pain relief options available, if necessary.

Professional cyst removal surgery ensures that the sebaceous sac and its contents are completely removed.  It is important to have this done by doctors experienced in removing cysts, otherwise there is a high chance of regrowth.
Cyst removal

Professional cyst removal surgery ensures that the sebaceous sac and its contents are completely removed.  It is important to have this done by doctors experienced in removing cysts, otherwise there is a high chance of regrowth.

Keloid scars can occur when a wound or injury has healed abnormally. They are a common occurrence and can be easily treated with steroid injections or excision. At Oxona, we can do both, and will advise you on the best treatment for your case.
Keloid scar removal

Keloid scars can occur when a wound or injury has healed abnormally. They are a common occurrence and can be easily treated with steroid injections or excision. At Oxona, we can do both, and will advise you on the best treatment for your case.

For procedures where a local anaesthetic isn’t necessary, EMLA numbing cream may be recommended and should be applied before your appointment. This will be explained in more detail at your pre-op consultation.
EMLA cream

For procedures where a local anaesthetic isn’t necessary, EMLA numbing cream may be recommended and should be applied before your appointment. This will be explained in more detail at your pre-op consultation.

How it works

From the moment you book your appointment to post-treatment care, we’re here to support you.

  • Booking your appointment
    With Oxona, there’s no need for a referral and you can book your appointment online, over the phone or by email. All appointments require a pre-paid deposit due at the time of booking.
  • Consultation
    Our specialists will give you the time you need to discuss your problem, making sure you are truly heard. Your questions will be answered with understanding and impartial advice, so you feel ready to make an informed decision.
  • Treatment plan
    Our treatment plans are based on you as an individual, rather than off the shelf. Taking into account your symptoms, medical history and any anxieties, we’ll explore all available options and respect your decisions.
  • Aftercare
    Your care doesn’t end after your treatment. Our team are on hand to offer free post-operative support, and to answer any questions about your treatment plan. 
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Why choose Oxona?

Time

Your appointment will provide you with the time necessary to discuss your concerns thoroughly. Unlike many NHS appointments, our doctors can start from the beginning, address all your questions thoroughly, and ensure that you feel truly heard.

Expert care

All our specialists have devoted time to developing their unique skill sets to ensure that you receive the highest quality care. They are highly trained in their respective areas of expertise to guarantee the best possible outcomes for you.

Fair & transparent pricing

All our prices are transparent and available for viewing on our website. There are no hidden costs. Should you require further guidance on pricing, our reception team will be happy to assist you via email or phone.

Appointment availability

We know busy lifestyles and work schedules can make booking appointments tricky.  We offer a range of appointment days and times, including Saturdays in our larger centres, to provide the flexibility that you need.  

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What our patients think

I was recommended to come here by my GP. Dr Anderson and her assistant Jasmine make a wonderful team. They both instantly put me at ease and carried out the procedure with great care, professionalism and reassurance, as I was nervous. I would not hesitate to return for any further skin issue and I highly recommend Oxona Healthcare.

- Laura, Oxford

I had a sebaceous cyst removed from my neck. Dr Joshi and Jasmine were professional, efficient and friendly throughout and I felt in very safe hands. Very pleased with the outcome and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for any similar procedure.

- Anne, Oxford

Dr Anderson and Jasmine were brilliant, friendly, helpful and professional. I had a sebaceous cyst removed and I am very pleased with the result. Very impressed by the care taken and the time scale everything was completed, I would definitely recommend.

James, Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Can I claim for my appointment on insurance?

You need to speak to your insurer prior to your appointment. Some insurers will reimburse you for the appointment, but you will need to present any documentation at the time of your appointment for the doctor to sign. Please note that all our doctors are registered with the GMC on the GP register not the consultant register. Please ensure you make this clear to your insurers at the outset.

Why is cyst removal more expensive than mole or blemish removal?

Cyst removal can be more complex as usually they are stuck down to underlying tissue. The cyst has to be teased away very carefully to ensure the entire cyst is removed and so that you get the best possible cosmetic result.

Do you treat children under the age of 18?

Yes, we can treat under 18s at both our clinics. However, for more invasive procedures or those requiring a certain level of pain tolerance, such as verruca freezing, we would recommend only over 10s.

Burford women's health appointments available. Phone for availability.

Weekend appointments now available in Oxford and St Albans