Everything you need to know about getting moles removed

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What is Mole Removal?

A mole removal is a method used to remove moles. It is designed to completely remove moles from the skin in a way so that scars are minimized and a smooth, discreet finish is created. There are two ways to go about removing moles: surgery and laser therapy. 

These procedures will not just help eliminate the dark spots, they can also reduce the risk of skin cancer arising from developing melanoma. These are removed with precision by the use of laser technology to create a flat surface. 

Mole removal treatment is a process to get rid of moles both by using surgically and non surgically Method. Surgery is necessary if you have a cluster of moles that create dark patches on your skin. If you have a single large mole, then you can opt for the non-surgical method which uses freezing in order to reduce the size of the moles.

How Can I Tell If a Mole Might Be Cancerous?

We dermatologists are big on mole checks. If a mole is suspicious. We recommend checking it out with a dermatologist just to be safe. This is because it’s hard to completely trust your own eyes in this area. Recently I had two new patients that practiced the ABCDE’s of mole checks and were able to avoid biopsies, so I wanted to share their great stories with everyone.

Asymmetry

If one section of your mole has a different shape, color, or appearance from the rest of the mole. You should let your dermatologist know. Dermatologists have been using the ABCDE method for many years to determine whether moles are benign (no risk of melanoma) or malignant (melanoma).

Border

If your mole has a clear, regularly shaped border, you have nothing to worry about. Most moles like this are completely normal. However, if your mole has an irregular border or shape or is not clearly defined from the rest of your skin, you should have your doctor examine it.

Color

While many people enjoy wearing colorful clothing, the same can’t be said for your mole. Your mole should not be more red than pink and it shouldn’t include different colors or different shades of the same color. This could be a sign that something is wrong and you should have your doctor take a look at it during your next appointment.

Diameter

In general, moles grow up to 6 mm in size. If you notice a larger mole, you should alert your doctor. However, a smaller mole that exhibits some of the other symptoms of a cancerous mole should also be examined. 

Generally speaking, a mole grows to a size of 6mm or larger. If you notice a larger mole, you should alert your doctor. However, if your doctor says everything is normal and there is no reason to worry, then it may also be worth noting that even smaller moles can present cancerous possibilities. 

Evolving

Mole changes can be a good thing. Any mole that changes over time should be examined by your doctor. Those are the moles that we call “evolving.” Evolutions in color, shape and size could mean that the cells are pre-cancerous or cancerous, and your mole should be biopsied and removed as soon as possible.

Technique We Use:

There are many techniques available to remove moles. These techniques vary depending upon the size and exact nature of the mole. The treatment of choice technique is based on the size, position and type of the mole.

There are basically three approaches to deal with the moles, that is: Excision, Freezing and Laser treatment. 

Is Mole Removal treatment painful?

The best way to describe the pain during a mole removal is to say it has been described as tweezing with super glue on your skin. It basically comes down to how well your dermatologist is able to numb the area so you are not feeling any pain as they remove it.

Recovery

You are likely to experience some mild tenderness in the treated area for a day or two after your mole removal. Skin takes time to begin heal. For the first one to four days, you should plan to keep the treatment site clean and covered with a bandage to protect the area and help it heal.

Benefits:

There are a few benefits that you can enjoy from undergoing laser treatment for moles. 

  • This is a non-surgical procedure. 
  • Where the doctor will not carry out any incision or burn the skin. 
  • It doesn’t create any kind of scar or prolong your recovery time period.
  • There is minimal or no risk of getting the skin infected post the treatment.
  • The procedure removes multiple moles in a single session of treatment. Which means you save your time and money.