Skin Tag, Mole & Blemish Removals

We offer a range of treatments for the removal of skin tags, moles and superficial skin blemishes from our clinic in West Wickham, near Beckenham and Bromley.


Minor skin imperfections are very common, tend to be harmless, and may arise due to factors such as age, ultra-violet damage and various medical conditions.


Which treatment to use for removal of moles, skin tags and skin blemishes?

Send a picture of the skin blemish to, indicating where on the body it is, if it is not obvious. Following a specialist review, we will reply with a provisional diagnosis, the most appropriate method of removal and the cost. Factors influencing how it to be removed are age, the size, location and type of blemish. 


For blemishes in intimate areas, email us about removal but do not send images. 


Treatment Methods Used For Skin Blemish Removals:

Electrocautery, CryoPen, Surgical and Shave Excision.

Electrocautery is a low

 risk quick and effective

method of treating skin blemishes. Very fine, sterile needles are used to introduce electric current to heat, cauterise or lift away the superficial dermis. This technique successfully reduces the appearance of unwanted blemishes and offers immediate and long term results.


Electrocautery, suitable for age 18 and over, is one of the least invasive treatments for the removal of a range of superficial skin imperfections including such as skin tags.


Consultation: A consultation is required at which time the skin is assessed and suitability for treatment is discussed. The number of sessions required depend on the number, size and location of the blemishes to be removed. Obviously uncomplicated blemishes are typically treated on the day of the consultation.


Treatment: Our experienced and highly trained practitioner uses a sterilised and disposable probe to introduce electric current to the blemish. This will have a heating effect and cause the imperfection to coagulate or dry like a crust. 


During treatment there may be a mildly uncomfortable stinging sensation. Clients will have the option of applying EMLA numbing cream prior to attending if they wish.


Following treatment there may be scabs or fine crusts which may last for between 5 – 14 days. It is important at this stage not to touch or remove them. There is also often swelling and redness around the treated area for the initial 24 hours post treatment. An itching sensation is to be expected as the skin regenerates and heals.


How many sessions are necessary for electrocautery removal depends on the presenting skin condition and will be discussed at the initial consultation. A few skin tags or blemishes are typically removed in one 15 minute treatment session.



Blemish removal with the CryoPen is a highly effective and safe treatment that freezes and destroys benign skin lesions. It uses liquified nitrous oxide to destroy the tissues by freezing the fluid in the cells which in turn forms into ice shards that rupture the cell membrane. Following this process, the cells of the lesion are destroyed.


The benefits of freezing using the CryoPen are no anaesthetic is required, there is minimal scarring and there is no limitation on daily activities following treatment. The pen like structure allows for targeted treatments, ensuring no surrounding healthy tissue is affected during treatment.


The CryoPen can be used to safely treat a wide range of skin lesions such as pigmented spots, sunspots, warts, seborrheic keratoses and skin tags.



Surgical excision involves removing the blemish and a small margin of the surrounding skin using a scalpel or surgical scissors. Local anaesthetic is injected before the procedure to ensure it is a comfortable process. The excised tissue is then placed in a specimen jar and sent via courier for testing at a histology laboratory. 


Shave excision is the most common form of removal for moles and blemishes that protrude from the surface of the skin. Before the procedure, a local anaesthetic is administered to ensure the process is comfortable. A surgical razor is used to gently shave the blemish off and plane it down to the level of the surrounding skin. Shave excisions are quick, comfortable, heal within 7 – 10 days and do not require stitches.


Histology (biopsy) is medically required for all cyst, lipoma and most mole removals (not warts). Any removed lesion samples are sent to a specialist laboratory, ensuring any worrying or potentially harmful lesions are analysed quickly for peace of mind. 


We offer a CryoPen See & Treat wart removal

service. This is service is suitable for all ages and there is no requirement for photos to be sent in advance of booking your appointment.


CryoPen uses liquified nitrous oxide to freeze the fluid in the wart’s cells which in turn form into ice shards that rupture the cell membranes. Following this process, the cells that make up the wart are destroyed. The pen like structure allows for targeted treatment, ensuring no healthy tissue around the wart is affected during treatment.


 Electrocautery: 15mins, up to three blemishes


 Electrocautery: 30mins, more than three blemishes


 CryoPen: Skin Blemish Removal, one


 CryoPen: Skin Blemish Removal, up to three


 Surgical Excision: Mole, Cyst Removal, from


 Shave Excision: Wart, Skin Tag, Mole Removal, from


 Wart Removal: CryoPen See & Treat session, one wart


 Wart Removal: CryoPen See & Treat session, up to three warts


 Doctor Mole / Skin Check



Book online via our website, or to book an appointment over the phone and for information regarding our skin tag, mole and blemish removal services, call 020 8777 1500 or email


Late cancellation policy: There is no late cancellation fee if you change or cancel your appointment more than 24 hours in advance. Under this time, cancellations or non-attendances will be charged in full. Deposits are non-transferrable between clients..

Suzanne Quinn MGBT obtained her qualifications 

for advanced cosmetic techniques from the British Association of Electrologists in 2002. In the intervening twenty two years she has gained vast experience in the specialised field of electrocautery for blemish removal.


Working closely with the medical team at The Artemis Clinic, Suzanne gives expert treatment and clear advice regarding what can be achieved with electrocautery and the outcomes to be expected.



Dr Jiten Kalyan DMED, MRCS, MRCGP has been        practicing medicine for over 20 years. He has a background in surgery, having rotated through various surgical roles in general, vascular and plastic surgery prior to transitioning to general practice.


Dr Kalyan qualified as a General Practitioner having trained in the North East London Training scheme where he rotated through diabetes and endocrinology, general medicine, paediatrics, ear nose and throat surgery and care of older people. This gives a broad depth of clinical knowledge enabling a holistic view to your healthcare.


During his surgical training, he was involved in clinical research where he supervised a clinical trial with published outcomes. Dr Kalyan has also collaborated on several other published research projects. He has been involved in the teaching of medical students as well as presenting at conferences both locally and internationally.


He also has an interest in minor surgery, joint injections, skin (moles), and aesthetics.

Such a beautiful place! Had a treatment with Suzanne (mole removal) – it was painless and over in seconds! Such a hassle free solution which I didn’t realise such treatment existed! Staff and environment is clean and professional. I will definitely recommend and I look forward to exploring other treatments here soon. Thank you! x

El Bates - Google review

I attended the clinic for a minor procedure after finding the website online. The online booking system was very easy and was followed up with a notification and a call to offer me an earlier slot due to a cancellation.
The site is conveniently located on West Wickham High Street and very pleasant and surprisingly spacious inside. The lady on reception was very nice and made me welcome.
The clinician who treated me was friendly and professional, giving me a good explanation of my options. The room was well equipped and I was very happy with my service. I would definitely recommend the Artemis Clinic to friends going forward.

Mike Webster - Google review

Had an Electrolysis appointment with Suzanne to have 2 small moles removed on my face. Absolutely amazing. Have to get checked by your Dr beforehand to make sure everything is safe to go ahead.
Procedure was nice and quick and the clinic itself is very nice. Will definitely be going back in the future. Thank you Suzanne & Artemis Clinic! X

Charlotte Badgery - Google review

Suzanne Quinn removes skin tags, moles and more with a friendly, respectful and professional manner. You can feel completely comfortable and relaxed with her. The Artemis Clinic itself is gorgeous – I’ve never been before and it was like stepping into Harley Street from the middle of West Wickham. Bright, light, airey, clean, comfy and tranquil with a lovely welcoming team greeting you at the desk. I’ll be back again for some other treatments in the near future!

Jen W - Google review

I recently had some shave excision treatment for seborrheic keratosis and some moles at this clinic. Some earlier cryotherapy on the NHS had not managed to solve this particular troublesome seborrheic keratosis. This clinic was recommended to me by a friend. Plus my GP surgery verified it. Dr Kalyan was excellent. I felt comfortable at both my appointments with him. He explained everything very clearly including risks etc. I was pleased that when the first lot of local anaesthetic didn’t numb the pain, he gave me another lot so the procedure was comfortable & pain free. I am very pleased with the treatment I received & the care shown to me. I would recommend this clinic & the services of Dr Kalyan. Thank you

Lucy Walker - Google review

Had 5 moles removed with Suzanne, was slightly nervous but Suzanne was friendly and reassuring! She is quick and efficient and I will definitely be going back and would highly recommend. I didn’t realise this procedure existed as I would have had done years ago! Thank you to the friendly reception as well. Joanna

Joanna Hillary - Google review

Had a really good experience with lovely people. Very quick in getting seen and communication via email. Procedure was painless! Highly recommend.

Gabby Howell - Google reviews

This was my first meeting with Dr Kalyan and I was very pleased with the way he explained procedures available and the way he carried out the treatment.

Ulf Larsson - Google review

Such a beautiful place! Had a treatment with Suzanne (mole removal) – it was painless and over in seconds. Such a hassle free solution, I didn’t realise such treatment existed! Staff and environment is clean and professional. I will definitely recommend and I look forward to exploring other treatments here soon. Thank you! x

El Bates - Google review

The whole team at Artemis are amazing. Very professional, friendly, modern and great help. Can totally recommend.

John Dalton - Google review

The Artemis Clinic is a very welcoming and professional practice. Highly recommend.

J.R. - client feedback form

Great service, excellent communication and very friendly staff. I would recommend to anyone.”

Client feedback form

This clinic has a peaceful and calming atmosphere, staff make you feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door. I would recommend any of the services provided here, when basing my opinion on my amazing personal experiences!”

Lisa Powell - Google review

What a wonderful clinic. I am relatively new to the clinic but recommended to a number of friends because the treatment and service is second to none.”

A Cowell

Lovely staff, fantastic and relaxing place. Has been an absolute godsend for me and will continue to be. Thank-you.”

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