Minor Surgery

Minor Skin Surgery

Our Minor Skin Surgery services are available to treat a variety of skin concerns quickly and effectively.
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We recognise that skin lesions and blemishes can be a source of discomfort and might be something you are self-conscious about. Provide Wellbeing offers minor skin procedures for various skin conditions from our new Clinic Centre on The Crescent in Colchester, Essex.

During an initial consultation, our experienced specialists will discuss your condition and treatment options, including all costs associated with the procedure, so you can make an informed decision about your care and take advantage of fast access to treatment. All of our procedures are outpatient services and do not require general anaesthetic. This service is not available on NHS-routes, so costs will apply.

Minor Skin Procedure | Consultation and Diagnosis

Minor Skin Surgery at Provide Wellbeing

Our clinicians are specially trained in the use of a Digital Dermatoscope to aid in diagnosing skin conditions. This specialised piece of equipment illuminates and magnifies the surface detail of the skin, giving the clinician a clear visual of the area and increasing the speed and accuracy of a diagnosis compared to using the naked eye.

The clinician will make a diagnosis during the initial consultation. At that point, all treatment options will be discussed at length, and you can ask any questions about the procedure, costs, or aftercare.

If you already have a diagnosis and are looking into your options, the clinician will discuss any previous treatment you may have had and go through their recommended route towards reducing or removing the skin condition in question.

Skin Conditions

We commonly treat a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Benign moles: small, harmless growths of the skin caused by melanin
  • Small and large lipomas: soft, fatty lumps under the skin
  • Sebaceous cysts: fluid-filled lumps under the skin
  • Seborrheic keratosis: a common non cancerous skin growth. Usually brown, black or light tan which can look waxy or scaly and slightly raised
  • Skin tags: small clusters of skin tissue extending out from a stem
  • Spider naevi: small clumps of blood vessels on the surface of the skin

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Treatment information

Lesions located on the face

Due to the visibility of skin conditions on the face, we would look to remove any concerns you may have in this area as quickly as possible. The facial area contains many sensitive structures, so in order to ensure that treatment can be performed with minimal scarring or complications, we recommend that you book in for a discussion dedicated to facial lesions, during which you can bring up with the clinician any concerns elsewhere on your body as well.

Biopsy and histology

If you have a pigment lesion (mole), our clinicians will take a biopsy that will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Most moles are benign or harmless, but if they are atypical or exhibiting changes, this could be a sign that they need further investigation. The results of the biopsy will then be returned to the clinic and you will be contacted to discuss the findings and the recommended treatment options.

Stitches

Stitches are usually not required for minor surgical procedures, but if they are needed, we use soluble stitches which means that you will not need to book a return appointment to have them removed.

We surveyed 52 Minor Skin Surgery patients from 2020-21, out of which 51 rated their experience positively, giving us a 98% satisfaction rate!


Pricing and appointments

Prior to being booked in for a Minor Skin procedure you will need to either attend an initial consultation in person or if preferred (and appropriate) an initial telephone consultation.  

Minor Skin procedures can vary in price depending on the type of procedure you need. During your initial consultation, our clinicians will review all the available treatment options with you transparently and honestly. Please remember that prices start at £300 but can, and are likely to, increase based on factors such as the number of lesions to remove. Occasionally, the procedure cost may rise to £800. The clinician will confirm the actual price of your procedure at the initial consultation, where you can discuss treatment options further and your decision to proceed.

Discover our new spring promotion prices in the table below:*

Initial ConsultationSpring price £60
Minor Skin Surgery (*) from Spring price £300
Follow-up (up to 7 days post op)£40
Follow-up (more than 7 days)£60
Histology for one lesion£125
Histology for up to three lesions£200

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

*A payment of £300 will be taken at the point of booking your appointment for Minor Skin Surgery with any balance due to be paid on the day of your surgery.  Any additional potential charges will be advised at the Initial Consultation and may include costs that cannot be determined until the day of the procedure such as histology costs

You can find a full list of payment terms and conditions here.

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    Minor Skin Surgery Help & Resources

    The procedure is available through self-pay only. Minor Skin Surgery starts from £375 and will increase in price depending on the nature of your procedure. We will confirm the actual price of your procedure during the Initial Consultation, which costs £80.

    Is the procedure available via the NHS, self-pay or both?

    The procedure is available through self-pay only. Minor Skin Surgery starts from £375 and will increase in price depending on the nature of your procedure. We will confirm the actual price of your procedure during the Initial Consultation, which costs £80.
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    The price of our Minor Skin Surgery appointments will vary depending on the person and factors, including the number of lesions to remove. There are no hidden costs, so you can decide if the procedure is right for you after your Initial Consultation with one of our clinicians.

    Is the procedure a fixed cost?

    The price of our Minor Skin Surgery appointments will vary depending on the person and factors, including the number of lesions to remove. There are no hidden costs, so you can decide if the procedure is right for you after your Initial Consultation with one of our clinicians.
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    You should be able to return to work immediately following your Minor Skin Surgery appointment. Once the local anaesthetic has worn off, you may experience some slight discomfort depending on your procedure, and you should avoid strenuous activities. You may have a dressing that you need to keep in place for a...

    How soon can I return to work after Minor Skin Surgery?

    You should be able to return to work immediately following your Minor Skin Surgery appointment. Once the local anaesthetic has worn off, you may experience some slight discomfort depending on your procedure, and you should avoid strenuous activities. You may have a dressing that you need to keep in place for a...
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    You will be given a contact number if you have any concerns after the minor skin surgery procedure. Normally there is no need for aftercare as our clinicians use soluble stitches so there should be no need for a return visit to the clinic. If non-soluble stitches are used then...

    Will any aftercare be needed following Minor Skin Surgery?

    You will be given a contact number if you have any concerns after the minor skin surgery procedure. Normally there is no need for aftercare as our clinicians use soluble stitches so there should be no need for a return visit to the clinic. If non-soluble stitches are used then...
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    Your minor surgery procedure will be performed under local anaesthetic which is usually administered via a needle which may cause a little discomfort. After this, you will usually feel no discomfort. If you have concerns about pain relief or anaesthetics, please contact us.

    Will the minor surgery hurt?

    Your minor surgery procedure will be performed under local anaesthetic which is usually administered via a needle which may cause a little discomfort. After this, you will usually feel no discomfort. If you have concerns about pain relief or anaesthetics, please contact us.
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    After your initial consultation with our doctor and with your consent, the minor surgery will be performed. Our procedures are simple and straight forward and will often not require any further action. If necessary, the clinician may feel that a biopsy should be taken and sent to the laboratory for...

    What will happen during the Minor Skin Surgery appointment?

    After your initial consultation with our doctor and with your consent, the minor surgery will be performed. Our procedures are simple and straight forward and will often not require any further action. If necessary, the clinician may feel that a biopsy should be taken and sent to the laboratory for...
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    The length of the minor skin surgery appointment will depend on your procedure. We will advise on the appointment length once we have received your booking information. Usually, you will not need a follow-up appointment as the stitches used are soluble.  For more information about our Minor Skin Surgery services,...

    How long will my Minor Skin Surgery appointment be?

    The length of the minor skin surgery appointment will depend on your procedure. We will advise on the appointment length once we have received your booking information. Usually, you will not need a follow-up appointment as the stitches used are soluble.  For more information about our Minor Skin Surgery services,...
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    When you book your minor skin surgery appointment, we will inform you about which doctor you will see. If you have any preferences, you should state these during the booking and we will do our best to accommodate for those. For more information about our Minor Skin Surgery services, visit our dedicated...

    Which doctor will I see for Minor Skin Surgery?

    When you book your minor skin surgery appointment, we will inform you about which doctor you will see. If you have any preferences, you should state these during the booking and we will do our best to accommodate for those. For more information about our Minor Skin Surgery services, visit our dedicated...
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    Testimonials

    It was first class

    L H, Minor Skin Surgery Customer

    The surgeon explained the options to me in detail, including the pros and cons. A thorough consultation. Friendly and approachable. I was able to ask questions which were answered efficiently.

    J M, Minor Skin Surgery (Assessment) Customer

    I was very pleased with the excellent treatment provided. Friendly and professional staff explained everything.

    R W, Minor Skin Customer

    Dr Leonhardt was very professional and took time to explain his diagnosis and followed up by a comprehensive report and advice.

    C G, Minor Skin Surgery Customer, Colchester Clinic

    Dr and nurse were excellent, very kind and explained everything to me. I'm very happy with the result.

    D R, Minor Skin Surgery Patient, Colchester Clinic

    This has been a really positive experience for me. It took me a long time to decide whether I was going to have the mole removed. I felt like I was betraying a sense of my character as it was on my face and I have had it all my life, but it didn't feel like it was a cute characteristic anymore. This has all been an empowering process for me to make a decision about my body and a change that I wanted to make. And it's all gone really well and I'm really happy with the result.

    Miss E T, Minor Skin Surgery Customer, Colchester

    Excellent treatment, Dr Hein Leonhardt was very reassuring and professional and his nurse was equally as professional and attentive. Treatment was very good and pain free. Aftercare explained, 5 star treatment, would definitely recommend. Thank you...

    Anonymous Minor Skin Customer, Colchester

    Following my husband's extremely positive experience at his minor surgery with Dr. Speers I had an assessment for mole removal, I had been puttng this off after a very negative experience at another clinic in London….I could not have wished for a more polite, sympathetic, & empathetic experience from initial assessment through to the removal of two moles….Dr. Speer and his colleagues provided a first class service.

    J F, Minor Skin Surgery Customer, Colchester

    I had three appointments with Dr Speers, my initial assessment, my operation, and a subsequent examination just because I was worried but turned out to be nothing….my initial contact by phone, through receptionist and to Dr Speers could not have been better, all staff were kind and welcoming: Dr Speers was equally so but extremely understanding and empathetic…my surgery was skillfully carried out in a welcoming friendly environment with two nurses in attendance who were equally kind and thoughtful…a superb service…I have only the highest praise for Provide Wellbeing in Colchester

    Anonymous Minor-Skin Surgery Customer

    Firstly the receptionist was very friendly and welcoming, offered me a coffee. Dr Leonhardt was on time and explained things to me including showing pictures of possible side effects to be sure I was up to speed and happy to proceed. He has a good bedside manner and I was happy to go ahead. The theatre is all good, nice and clean and bright. The nurses were lovely and made conversation as the surgery was underway which was nice as it helps to keep your mind off what was happening. Dr Leonhardt even showed me the cyst he removed after and explained it was nothing worry about so there was no need for histology. Overall quick and easy, very pleased.

    Anonymous Minor-Skin Surgery Customer, Colchester Clinic

    My experience was great. Everything went very smoothly and my doctor, Dr Leonhardt did a brilliant job. All marks on my face have now almost gone. Thank you.

    Anonymous Minor-Skin Customer, Colchester Clinic

    Dr Alan Speers did a first-class job, from the initial consultation to the completion of the surgery. Ably assisted by a nurse (sorry I've forgotten her name) I was put at ease throughout.

    Anonymous, Minor-Skin Surgery Customer

    Really quick procedure, really professional, overall very pleased. Just cannot wait for the surgery to heal now for the results

    Anonymous, Minor Skin Customer

    The surgeon and nurses were absolutely amazing during what could have been a very unpleasant experience having a large lipoma removed. Lovely friendly and professional throughout.

    Anonymous, Minor Skin Customer

    Meet our Clinicians

    Dr Alan Speers
    Dr Alan Speers  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Speers is a Clinician at Provide Wellbeing with special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Hein Leonhardt
    Dr Hein Leonhardt  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Leonhardt is a Clinician at Provide Wellbeing with special interests in Carpal Tunnel, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Yen Lam
    Dr Yen Lam  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Lam has special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies, and trained at King’s College, London and qualified in 1997.
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