Benign Skin Lesions Removal


Skin Lesion Removal

At Dr CP Aesthetics, we can remove a whole range of benign skin lesions, including skin tags, milia, spider naevi and benign moles.

Most skin growths are harmless, but can cause considerable distress so can be removed in clinic. We use either Plasmage, which uses plasma energy, or cautery that utilises heat energy to remove the lesion.


The Procedure

Procedure time

20 – 30 mins

Full recovery

5 days

Results duration

Often permanent however some lesions can re-appear sometime later


Mild discomfort


Bleeding, infection, scarring


What minor surgical procedures do you perform?

I have been performing minor surgical procedures in general practice for 17 years and love how I can instantly remove unwanted lesions painlessly and quickly.

I use two devices to remove skin lesions depending on which I feel will give the best outcome. I will either use Plasmage (which uses plasma energy to remove lesions) or I will use cautery (whereby heat will remove the lesion). Cautery is especially useful in treating spider naevi.

I will always offer an injection of local anaesthetic beforehand, so in most cases the procedure will be completely painless.

You will be amazed at how quickly the lesions can be removed. A dressing will be applied which should remain in place for 24 hours. After that, you are free to shower and apply make-up. Please note that at this moment in time I am unable to send lesions to be examined for histology, so I am extra vigilant in ensuring there are no malignant features in the lesion in question. I will examine all lesions using a dermatoscope and if I feel that it may be more sinister, then I will not remove it but will advise you to seek a referral from your GP to a dermatologist.

Skin tags are benign growths which have a genetic predisposition but tend to appear with increasing age and in areas where there may be friction. Most commonly skin tags are found on the neck, under breasts and axillae. Although completely harmless they can be unsightly, itch and catch on chains or when shaving.

I remove skin tags using a hyfrecator which is a small device which passes a localised electrical current through the base of the tag to remove it.

Milia appear as white blocked spots, also known as comedones. Milia are straightforward to remove using a sterile needle, often without the need for local anaesthetic and leave no scarring.

Spider Naevi are common benign red blemishes with a central red dot and ‘legs’ hence the name. These lesions occur at any age and can be related to trauma such as scratching or picking the skin or due to pregnancy or hormones. The treatment I offer for spider naevi is the hyfrecator as per skin tag removal. It is common to have a small spot or scab develop where the lesion has been cauterised but this heals and disappears after a few days. In the unlikely event that the spider naevus doesn’t respond, a subsequent treatment will be offered free of charge.

We offer the removal of benign moles. Please note though that all moles will first be examined. As stated already, I am currently unable to send lesions to be examined for histology. I will examine the mole using a dermatoscope and if I feel that it may be more sinister, then I will not remove it but will advise you to seek a referral from your GP to a dermatologist.


Price List

Single plasma mole removal
Additional plasma mole removal at same appointment
Single surgical mole removal (requiring stitches)
Additional mole removal at same appointment
Single shave excision mole removal
Additional shave excision mole removal
Sebaceous cyst removal
Additional cyst removal at same appointment
Skin tag removal by hyfrecactor
Additional skin tag removal at same appointment
Seborrhoeic wart removal by shave excision
Additional seborrhoeic wart removal at same appointment
Wart removal by plasmage

Wart removal by plasmage if repeated in 6 months

Spider navevus removal by hyfrecator
Milia removal
from £150.00
Xanthelasma removalfrom £250.00

All minor surgery procedures include a face to face or zoom consultation with Dr Petillon, the procedure, post procedure care and advice and an optional 2 week review.

Specimens can be sent for histology at an additional charge of £85 which is recommended in most instances.

Dr Claudia Petillon


Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment. That’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself!

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At Dr CP Aesthetics, we are experienced in treating a wide spectrum of cosmetic concerns and skin problems with an extensive portfolio of treatments available. Our goal is always to deliver safe, predictable and effective results that will fulfil your expectations.

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