Smaller procedures such as, removal of moles, small skin lesions, skin tags, repair of split earlobes and scar revision may be performed with local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting.
Healing may vary between individuals with a greater risk of keloid scarring in those with African or Caribbean heritage and an increased risk of hypertrophic or thicker scarring in those with very fair skin.
Post operative pain is usually minimal. Sutures are usually removed in 4 to 6 days from the face and 7 to 10 days from other parts of the body. Scars may be red and lumpy initially, but eventually soften and fade with time.