edinburgh mole clinic

Our Edinburgh Mole Clinic

Edinburgh Mole Clinic

We offer a quick expert mole clinic service at our Waterfront Private Hospital facility in Edinburgh. We can provide mole checks, diagnosis and mole removal.

We can often offer treatment as part of a one-stop clinic where you are seen and treated on the same day (see and treat).

Our skin service is led by Dr Ben Alrdridge, who is uniquely both a consultant dermatologist and plastic surgeon. He works alongside our other highly skilled plastic surgeons.

Plastic surgeons are ideally placed to remove moles due to their surgical precision and keen eye for aesthetics. Their expertise ensures minimal scarring and optimal cosmetic results, making them the preferred choice for those prioritising health and appearance.


Welcome to our Edinburgh Mole Clinic service based at our state-of-the-art Waterfront Private Hospital facility, which provides an environment that is both comforting and clinically advanced.

Staffed by a team of leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists, we are passionately committed to delivering quick, accurate, compassionate care tailored to your needs. From the latest diagnostic tools to advanced removal techniques, every aspect of our clinic is geared towards ensuring you receive the utmost precision care.

Whether you’re seeking reassurance about a mole’s appearance, worried about potential health implications, or simply looking for peace of mind, our team is here to guide you through every step with empathy, expertise, and the highest standard of personalised care.

Services offered

Mole Diagnosis:
At our Edinburgh Mole Clinic, we conduct comprehensive examinations and accurately assess each mole’s condition. Our dedicated team of specialists uses their extensive knowledge and experience to differentiate between benign and potentially concerning lesions. This meticulous approach ensures that each diagnosis is precise, allowing for the most effective treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Mole Removal:
We specialise in various mole removal techniques customised to suit your specific requirements and ensure the best possible aesthetic and medical outcomes. Our team, comprising leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists, is adept at performing surgical excision, which involves carefully removing the mole and a small margin of surrounding tissue to ensure complete removal and reduce the risk of recurrence. Regardless of the chosen method, our primary goal is to achieve optimal cosmetic results and minimising scarring. Our expertise and attention to detail ensure you receive the highest care and satisfaction with your treatment outcome.

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Process explained

Our patient-centred approach at our Edinburgh Mole Clinic is designed to streamline your experience, offering efficient and effective treatment often within the framework of a one-stop clinic. This means that, in many cases, you can be seen, diagnosed, and treated on the same day, minimising the need for multiple visits and reducing the time from consultation to treatment. Here’s how our process works to serve you better:

  1. Consultation: Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation where you discuss your concerns and expectations. During this initial visit, our experts preliminary examine the mole(s) in question.
  2. Diagnosis: We assess the mole’s condition using our advanced diagnostic tools. Our team’s expertise allows for an accurate diagnosis, informing you of the best course of action tailored to your specific needs. For cases suitable for our one-stop clinic model, we offer the possibility of proceeding to treatment immediately based on our findings.
  3. Treatment Plan: We discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the proposed approach. This plan is customised to achieve the best medical and cosmetic outcomes, taking into consideration the diagnosis and your personal preferences.
  4. Procedure: When possible and appropriate, the treatment or mole removal procedure can be performed on the same day as your consultation. Our skilled surgeons and dermatologists use the latest techniques to ensure minimal discomfort and optimal results, prioritising your safety and the aesthetic appearance of your skin.
  5. Follow-Up: We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support to ensure a smooth recovery. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to monitor your healing process and address any concerns you may have post-treatment.

Our goal is to make your experience as convenient and comfortable as possible, reducing the stress and uncertainty often associated with medical procedures. We are committed to delivering exceptional care from start to finish, ensuring you leave our clinic with peace of mind and satisfaction.

Before and after mole removal

Example of mole removal cheeks – maintaining a good cosmetic outcome.

View our before and after gallery

FAQ section

Q: How quickly can I get an appointment for a mole check?
A: We understand the urgency and concern that come with mole checks. At Quaba Edinburgh Mole Clinic, we strive to accommodate appointments at the earliest opportunity, often offering a ‘see and treat’ service on the same day for your convenience and peace of mind.

Q: What makes Quaba Edinburgh Mole Clinic the right choice for mole removal?
A: Our clinic combines the expertise of leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists with state-of-the-art technology, ensuring not just the removal of moles but the preservation of your skin’s appearance. Our waterfront facility provides a calm and welcoming environment, and our one-stop clinic option streamlines the process for busy individuals.

Q: Will the mole removal leave a scar?
A: Our specialists excel in minimising scarring through precise techniques and post-procedural care recommendations. While all skin surgeries have the potential to leave some form of mark, our approach is designed to ensure any scarring is as subtle and as minimal as possible.

Q: Is mole removal painful?
A: Patient comfort is paramount at our clinic. Mole removal is performed under local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort. Post-procedure, patients typically experience minimal pain, which can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

Q: How long does the mole removal process take?
A: Most mole assessments and removals can be completed in one visit, often within an hour. Our clinic’s ‘see and treat’ option is designed to be thorough and time-efficient, respecting your schedule without compromising on care quality.

Q: Can I return to work after having a mole removed?
A: Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and advise on any specific precautions based on the location and size of the removed mole.

Q: How do I prepare for my mole removal appointment?
A: No special preparation is required. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and avoiding skincare products in the mole area on the day of your appointment. Our team will guide you through everything else on arrival.

Q: What follow-up care is required after mole removal?
A: Our clinic provides comprehensive aftercare instructions tailored to your specific procedure. This typically includes keeping the area clean and protected with a small dressing for a few days. We also offer follow-up appointments to ensure optimal healing and address any concerns you may have.

Q: What types of mole removal services do you offer?
A: We offer comprehensive mole removal services, including shave excision and mole excision. Our techniques are tailored to meet your needs, ensuring optimal outcomes with minimal discomfort.

Q: Can mole removal often be done on the same day as the consultation?
A: Yes, many cases can be treated with our one-stop clinic approach, where you can receive both your consultation and treatment on the same day. This efficient process saves you time and provides immediate care when possible.

Q: What is the starting price for your mole removal services?
A: The starting price for our mole removal services is £695 for a shave excision and £895 for a mole excision. These prices reflect the expertise and high level of care provided by our experienced consultant plastic surgeons.

Q: Why are your prices higher than those of some other clinics?
A: While our prices may not be the lowest, they reflect the premium level of expertise and care you receive. Our team comprises highly experienced consultant plastic surgeons specialising in minimising scarring and achieving the best aesthetic results. You’re not just paying for a procedure; you’re investing in expert removal, precise assessment, and peace of mind, knowing that your care is in the best hands.

Q: What makes plastic surgeons the best choice for mole removal?
A: Plastic surgeons are uniquely skilled in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of mole removal. They have a deep understanding of skin anatomy and employ meticulous techniques to minimise scarring and maintain the natural appearance of your skin, making them the preferred choice for those seeking the highest quality outcomes.

Q: How do I know if I need my mole removed?
A: The decision to remove a mole can be based on medical reasons, such as suspicion of malignancy or cosmetic concerns. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists, who can provide a thorough examination and expert advice on whether mole removal is right for you.

Q: What should I expect after mole removal?
A: Post-procedure, you may experience mild discomfort and a recovery period, which varies depending on the type of removal. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and support to ensure a smooth healing process. Minimal scarring and aesthetic preservation are our priorities.

Mr Ben Aldridge

Consultant Mr Ben Aldridge was first class
Great manner and explained everything simply so I could understand
Would highly recommend him and the Hospital
Would definitely use again

Craig Lees

Trustpilot Feb 24