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.
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.
We commonly treat a variety of skin conditions including:
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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 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!
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 £375 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.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
*A payment of £375 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.
To find out more about the options available to you through Provide Wellbeing, please contact our team today.
Dr Leonhardt was very professional and took time to explain his diagnosis and followed up by a comprehensive report and advice.
Dr and nurse were excellent, very kind and explained everything to me. I'm very happy with the result.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Really quick procedure, really professional, overall very pleased. Just cannot wait for the surgery to heal now for the results
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.