You might think of moles as beauty marks. But if you have a mole that looks less than glamorous, you might be thinking about how to get rid of it. So the best way is to go for Mole Removal treatment.
Most moles pop up before the age of 25, but some may appear much later. Moles that instantly emerge after the age of 25 or begin to change or grow should also be evaluated.
What Is A Mole?
A mole is simply a growth on your skin. The bunch of cells tend to grow very slowly and can appear anywhere on your body, either alone or in groups. You can be born with it, or it could appear at any time during your life. Some have hairs; some don’t.
They can be as small as the head of a pin or large enough to cover big patches of your skin. And they range in shape and texture from smooth and round to bumpy and jagged.
Moles are extremely common, and most adults have at least 10-40 on their body.
What Causes Moles?
Skin moles come about in all races and skin colors. Most moles appear in early growing age and during the first 20 years of a person’s life. New moles emerging after age 35 may need medical evaluation. Some moles appear later in 60’s.
Sun exposure seems to play a vital role in the development of skin moles.
How Is Mole Removal Done?
Mole removal is uncomplicated kind of surgical procedure. Your dermatologist will likely choose one or two ways:
- Surgical shave
- Surgical excision
Surgical shave is carried out more often on small skin moles. After numbing the desired area, your doctor will use a blade to shave off the mole and some tissue underneath it. Stitches aren’t usually required.
During the surgical excision procedure, your doctor will numb the desired area. Your doctor will use a circular blade or scalpel to cut out the mole and some skin around it. The doctor will then stitch the skin closed.
What Are My Mole Removal Options?
The best method for removing your mole depends on where it is, how big it is, and how deeply it’s rooted.
Small moles that sit on the surface of your skin without much going on underneath can often be frozen off using liquid nitrogen or a topical solution.
Medium Size Moles
Medium-sized moles may simply be shaved off by team of experts. Don’t ever try to do this at home.
Larger moles and those that run deep under the surface of your skin may need to be removed with a laser treatment. In this case, our team uses a device that emits bursts of intense light into the mole, which breaks down the cells within it. This method may take a few sessions to completely remove your mole.
In all cases, we treat every mole carefully to minimize or prevent scarring.
Can A Mole Grow Back?
There is a less chance that a mole can grow back after surgery. It’s important to understand that no surgery has a 100 % cure rate. Some skin moles are more hostile than others and need additional treatment.
Are There Any Risks With Mole Removal Method?
Risks of mole removal methods include:
- Rare anesthetic allergy
- Very rare nerve damage
Follow your surgeon instructions to care for the wound until it heals. This means keeping it clean, covered and moist.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Mole Removal?
You may be consider a mole removal if your mole is a
- Inconvenience, such as constantly being caught on your clothing.
- If your mole is causing you to be uneasiness or self-conscious
Should I Have My Mole Removed?
Most moles are harmless, and your choice to have them removed is purely cosmetic. Although some people love their moles and even highlight them as their trademark look, others feel less comfortable with the appearance of their moles or find that they get in the way of clothing and jewelry, so they’d rather be moleless.
But in some cases, moles can be cancerous, and these must be removed.
How Do I Know If Moles Are Cancerous?
Dermatologists are your best guider, when it comes to accurately assessing the health of your skin and determining whether your mole is precancerous or cancerous. Here are a few things that could indicate malignancy:
- A: Asymmetry
- B: Border is irregular
- C: Color is varied within one mole
- D: Diameter is 6mm or more
- E: Evolving size, shape, or color
Here are a few signs your mole, though not necessarily cancerous, might need to be checked out by our team:
- It’s itchy.
- It bleeds.
- It looks infected.
If this describes any of your moles, come in and see us.
A Word On Cancerous Moles
If your mole is cancerous, it need to be removed immediately and completely. And if you have a cancerous mole, your doctor will also examine you thoroughly for any other types of cancerous growths.
Is Laser Mole Removal Safe?
When performed by trained professionals, it’s perfectly safe and in most cases, the best option depending on the type or mole.
Post Laser Mole Removal Care
Your laser removal procedure for mole takes approximately 30 minutes. It all depends on the size & number of the moles being removed.
Caring for your mole wound for a couple of weeks post-treatment will be the same as caring for any other small cut. Wash your area with care, and don’t pick at it, and let your skin heal naturally.
Are All Moles Cancerous?
Not all moles are dangerous, in fact, only a small percentage of them are cancerous. However, the risk of contracting a cancerous mole may differ from person to person, depending on a range of factors.
Is The Procedure Painful?
The pain you experience varies on the technique used for mole removal. However, regardless of the methods, a local anesthetic is introduced to ensure the comfort of the patients. The treatment is quick, has minimal side-effects, and doesn’t result in any excessive scar tissues.
What Is The Recovery Time For Mole Removal?
When you get mole removal, the recovery time is short and minimal. In addition to that, the location of the mole removal can also affect the recovery time.
The dermatologist performing the treatment may recommend you bed rest for the recovery period and you may also need to use a topical ointment to reduce the risk of scarring.
Do Moles Change During Pregnancy?
During pregnancy, moles frequently change due to hormonal effects. For example, they may darken or become larger. However, if a mole alters in an uneven manner, have it evaluated by a dermatologist.
If you’ve made up your mind about getting rid of your moles, than book an appointment with us today.