Removing Raised Moles

There are some raised moles and skin tags which commonly develop on the face, neck  and back. They can cause irritation and discomfort when they get caught by clothing or nicked during shaving. Other times they can become inflamed when repeatedly rubbed during sporting activity or pulled by jewellery.

In the past removal of such raised moles required surgery and suturing, leaving behind a more obvious linear surgical scar.

Removal of these raised moles can now be performed with a suture-less procedure.  The procedure can be done in the office with minimal scarring.

Please note that all moles must be checked and confirmed to be benign.

Please let us know in advance if you wish to have these raised moles treated, and we will arrange the appropriate appointment.

Radio Surgery

At the Skin Logics Clinic, we use radiosurgery (Surgitron) to remove benign skin lesions, moles and skin tags. This is a technique using high-frequency radio waves to get rid of the unwanted lesions with minimal damage to the surrounding skin. This resultant wound is very superficial, which heals with very minimal or no scarring.

The mole or skin lesion is taken off at the level of the surrounding skin. The wound is automatically “sealed” during the procedure, and it does not bleed. No stitches are needed. The wound can then be covered by a  dressing; however, if it is on the face, some people leave the wound uncovered for cosmetic reasons.  The area heals over next 7-10 days by forming a light brown scab, which will eventually fall off to reveal pink new skin. It is essential to avoid from scratching or picking the wound during this healing process. The area will continue to mature over the next 6 months, eventually fading to match the surrounding skin.


Most electrosurgical units operate at a frequency from 200 to 1000 kHz. The electrodes on these devices become hot and cauterise the tissue they come into contact with, causing heat damage to the surrounding tissue. High-frequency radiosurgery, above 1,500kHz (1.5 MHz), transmits pure radiowaves to the tissue without heating the electrode. The Surgitron’s patented technology uses the frequencies of 1.7MHz-4.0MHz which is a pure radio signal range. This frequency is absorbed by the water component of cells and it “cuts” the tissue with minimal alteration or damage to the surrounding cells.


Lesions which can be treated include moles, skin tags, warts, seborrhoeic keratoses and other raised growths. Surgitron is also successful in treating spider veins on the face.


Radiosurgery accelerates, facilitates and improves surgical procedures. It is efficient in removing benign skin lesions, skin tags and moles with superior cosmetic results. The tissue removal is made at a superficial skin level; the scarring risks are minimal, it is painless, doesn’t require sutures, doesn’t cause any bleeding, swellings or post-operative infections and ensures a fast and efficient healing process.


Lesions which can be treated include skin tags, moles, seborrhoeic keratoses, warts and other raised growths. Surgitron can also successfully treat facial spider veins.


The cost of Surgitron treatment can vary depending on the number and size of the skin lesions removed.  Usually, it would typically be between NZ$200 and NZ$400.

Getting your pathology results

This page explains our result process and policy for new patients. Here are some frequently asked questions about results after a biopsy or excision at our clinics:

When will the result be ready for discussion?

10 days to 2 weeks. Please do not pressure for a hurried result, as some samples go through extended processing for accuracy. Rarely, some samples may take up to 3 – 4 weeks.

What if the result is ABNORMAL (cancerous or requires further treatment)?

You will require a consultation/appointment to discuss the result. We cannot forward an abnormal result to you prior to a consultation.

What if the result is NOT CANCEROUS:

If requested, we will notify you by SMS.   Skin lesions consist of living cells and can change any time.  If you notice any further change, inform us so we can review it for you.

Will there be fees for the Result Appointment?

If you wish to discuss the results in detail a 15-min appointment will be made and charges apply ($40). A fee will apply if any further prescription treatment, referrals or procedures are required.

Will treatment happen on the same day as the Result Appointment?

This depends on the skin cancer. With early skin cancers and our regular patients, we can “Discuss and Treat” on the same day.  In some cases a planning visit is required to discuss treatment options with you.

What if I cannot attend to discuss an abnormal result?

This may apply to patients from the country or overseas. Our clinic policies are governed by best practice. For us, it means:

  • All abnormal results can only be discussed in a consultation
  • An abnormal result cannot be released prior to this discussion.
  • All skin cancer management including prescription and referrals must be carried out in a consultation/appointment directly with a doctor.

You may request a tele-consultation if you cannot physically return (fees apply). The tele-consultation will be booked in the same way as a physical consultation. You may also ask your GP to take over the care and the result.

Download this abnormal result request form for your local doctor to request the report.

Can I obtain a copy of my pathology report?

Yes, with the exception of an untreated, abnormal report as explained above.

Please fill in the form below. Please allow up to 3 business days to process as our human resources may be diverted to dealing with unexpected skin cancers. 

Please note this can only be done for non-cancerous results or skin cancers that have already been treated.

Mole Removal Hamilton

Skin Logics specializes in mole removal.

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