Facial Mole Removal

I offer facial mole removal under local anaesthetic. This quick surgery can have a transformative effect on your self-confidence. Facial mole removal healing happens quickly, and the scarring is often virtually invisible.

How can I help with Facial Mole Removal?

You’d be surprised at how quickly facial moles can be removed and the transformative effect the procedure can have on your self-confidence.

Most moles have no suspicious features (bleeding, altered shape, pigmentation variance), but for peace of mind, every mole I remove is sent to the lab for a consultant pathologist to examine. If you’ve noticed a recent change in one of your moles, the NHS offers a rapid diagnostic service. If this is the case, then please book an immediate appointment with your regular GP.

I have decades of experience carrying out precise surgery and private mole removal at the top of my field. The care of my patients is always the priority.

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Simon Payne
MD, MB ChB, FRCS (England),
FRCS (Gen Surg)

Testimonials from my patients

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Simon’s qualifications & memberships


FRCS (Eng)

FRCS (Gen Surg)


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Find out how I can help

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help with Facial Mole Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Facial Mole Removal?

A facial mole can occur when skin cells form in a cluster rather than being evenly distributed. Facial moles can be triggered by a number of different factors including, but not limited to, genetics, sun exposure, pregnancy or hormones.

Most moles are entirely harmless. Occasionally and rarely, a mole can develop into melanoma. Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer that requires urgent medical attention.

What does the treatment for Facial Mole Removal involve?

I can remove your unwanted mole in a single walk-in, walk-out visit. The consultation and treatment can be included within the same appointment.

For facial mole removal surgery, the surrounding area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. Once the area has been numbed, the mole is removed under magnification.

Now the mole’s removed,  I stitch the small wound with micro-absorbable stitches. These stitches dissolve, removing the need for a follow-up stitch removal visit.

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Recovery from Facial Mole Removal

Mole removals on the face or nose heal quickly. You can expect healing to take place over a week or so. The small, absorbable stitches typically last 2-3 weeks. You can read more about facial mole removal recovery on our blog.

You’ll be pleased to learn that facial mole removals have the quickest healing time of any mole removals on the body.

What you can expect from Facial Mole Removal

Mole removal on face procedures typically take around 30 minutes. The operation is carried out under local anaesthetic, and the recovery outcomes are excellent with minimal scarring.

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Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. We’re easily accessible from Fareham, Whiteley, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton. It’s wheelchair friendly, and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Mole Removal

Moles on the face heal quickly. You can expect healing within one week, with stitches taking a bit longer – around 2-3 weeks. Find out more about facial mole removal recovery.

The surgery takes about 30 minutes. You can drive after, but you might consider asking a friend for a lift to make things a bit more comfortable.

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Meet your surgeon

If you’d like to talk through any of the treatments on offer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Large lipoma from neck

July 10, 2024

What a delight especially now that the scar is settling, this thing was the size of a planet , not what a lady wants on her neck and was akso impacting my sleep and breathing, no problem for Simon in one afternoon all my troubles were gone , limited pain , great professional outcome and a positive impact for me, great , stuff, thank you


Unsightly lesion removal

June 24, 2024

Simon removed a seborrhoeic keratosis from my forehead which I’ve disliked for some time. The procedure was simple, painless and I’m pleased with the result.

Overall, the service and care was excellent.

Louise Purchase

Cyst removal

June 12, 2024

Had a cyst removed that has bugged me for years. Surgery went well and I didn’t even realise when it was done. I had no issues at all. Thanks to Dr Simon I don’t have to worry about a cyst on my face anymore. Healed properly leaving no scar. Will highly recommend!!!


Thread Vein Treatment

June 10, 2024

We consulted Mr Payne about thread veins in my legs and my husband’s nose. We are very pleased with the service he provided and the results. We were seen promptly for an initial consultation and Mr Payne was very thorough and informative. We were given an appointment for a week later for treatment which he, with his very capable assistant, carried out professionally and sympathetically. We are, therefore, delighted to give a 5 star rating.

Penny and Brian Smith

My 3rd Small lump removal

May 31, 2024

I booked in for my 3rd small lump removal from my face with Simon at Changes Clinic.

From first meeting Simon I felt totally at ease, the procedure was explained fully and was a pain free pleasant procedure.

Simons surgical skills and attention to detail shine through in his meticulous results showing barely a mark on my face.

I highly recommend Simon to everyone looking for a trusted caring surgeon!

Jill Loomes