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What To Expect

Before Your Appointment

  • You will be sent a confirmation email once you have booked, which will include a medical questionnaire. It would be really helpful if you can complete this before you come for your consultation - it will only take 5 minutes.

  • Please avoid putting make-up on the area that we will be treating.

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.

  • To reduce the chance of infection, it is advised to have a shower on the morning of your treatment. If you are having treatment to a scalp lesion, please also wash your hair.

At Your Consultation

  • Please check-in at the reception of KH Hair Nottingham, 15 Castle Gate, NG1 7AQ, 5 minutes before your appointment time.

  • The reception staff can make you a cup of tea or coffee while you wait.

  • During the consultation, Dr Wa will ask you questions and examine your skin lesion. She will discuss a treatment plan with you.

  • It is important that you consider your treatment options and whether or not you would like to proceed.

  • In some cases, it is possible to proceed with treatment on the same day.

  • In other cases, a special lens is used to take photographs, which are sent to a UK consultant dermatologist for review. The report will be available in 48 hours. If the lesion is not suspicious, then we can book an appointment for treatment.

After Your Treatment

  • Most treatments will leave you with a small wound or scab, which may not require a dressing.
  • Please avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day, as it may cause wound breakdown.

Post-Op Care

  • You may experience some discomfort or low level pain. If able to, please take some paracetamol according to the instructions on the packet.

  • If you need more pain relief than this, please ring 111 for advice.

  • Please keep the wound clean and dry for at least 48 hours to reduce the chance of infection.

  • If your dressing/plaster has partly come off, please remove it to avoid the wound getting wet, as this will encourage germs to grow and cause infection. You may replace the plaster with a clean one, or you can keep the wound exposed without dressing.

  • The wound may bleed a little after the surgery. Often this does not need any intervention. If the bleeding soaks through the dressing, apply constant pressure on the wound for 10 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, please ring 111 or go to a local treatment centre for medical assessment.

  • On rare occasions, the wound can become infected. The symptoms of infection include moderate to severe pain, swelling, smelly thick pus like discharge. If you experience these symptoms please see or speak to a pharmacist or doctor for advice.

  • If you had electrosurgery, applying Vaseline to the scab helps with healing. Please do not pick off the scab: it will come off naturally when the skin underneath is ready. Simple moisturiser will help if you experience some itching.

  • If you had cryotherapy, it is the normal body response to develop some wheals or blisters. Please do not pop the blister as this can make the scar worse. The lesion will fall off when the new skin grows. Simple moisturiser will help if you experience some itching.

Mole Checks

  • You will be sent a confirmation email once you have booked.

  • Please avoid wearing any make-up or skincare product on the mole(s) to be checked.

  • Otherwise, come as you are!

  • You will receive a copy of the report from the mole check directly from Map My Mole. Please take care when reading through this as some reports may require you to take action.

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