Moles are common skin lesions. The medical term for a mole is a melanocytic naevus (American spelling ‘nevus’), as they are due to a proliferation of the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. If they are brown or black in colour, they may also be called pigmented naevi. Moles are benign in nature (harmless) but may often be unsightly, protrude or get traumatized. If you are concerned about the appearance of your moles or just want to get a mole removed for cosmetic or functional reasons, please do contact Mr Banwell’s office on 0845 2600 261.

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Skin Tags

Skin tags are outgrowths of the skin and become increasingly more common as one gets older. Skin tags can affect any part of the body but particularly the neck, back and armpit area. They often rub on clothing or become traumatized with exercise or on jewelry. We get many patients from all over Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London with skin tags and can offer a fast, efficient service for their removal. It requires a minor procedure under local anaesthetic and the recovery time is very rapid. For further information please do contact the office by phone on 0845 2600 261 or by email on

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Warts are very common and usually affect the hands and feet. Most patients will have tried over-the-counter proprietary treatments which will have had varying success. Mr Banwell will usually see patients whose warts have been unsuccessfully treated and require surgical removal under a local anaesthetic. Deep shave excision and cautery is often the most effective treatment to minimize the scar outcome although clinical-strength cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) may also be used as an alternative non-surgical treatment. Shave excision will leave a small chicken-pox like mark and avoids the need for formal excisional surgery. If you have a problematic wart that needs treating in Kent, Surrey, Sussex or London please do contact us.

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Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email for further information.

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