Moles are skin growths/spots that are made up of cells that produce pigment, typically brown but can also be blue, black or flesh colored. They can appear anywhere on the skin and sometimes appear in groups, and they are fairly common to have. Most people have at least one mole, but they are almost always harmless any don’t cause any pain unless bumped or rubbed against. However, many people still wish to have them removed for a variety of reasons, some of them being:
- For cosmetic purposes.
- Irritation when rubbed against clothing or jewelry.
- For a biopsy to see if the mole is cancerous.
What is the Process of Mole Removal?
There are a variety of ways in which you can have a professional conduct mole removal, which is the most effective and safe way of doing so. It is also a fairly quick process and one mole can be removed with a single visit but another appointment may be required for additional mole removal sessions.
- Surgical Excision – a doctor will cut out the entire mole and stitch the skin closed. This method is typically used on cosmetically sensitive areas.
- Surgical Shave – a doctor uses a surgical blade to remove the mole slightly below the skin level.
- Liquid Nitrogen Freezing – a doctor sprays the area with liquid nitrogen.
- Burning Method – an electric current is used to burn off the top layers of the skin, but sometimes more than one treatment is required.
If, at any time, the doctor is concerned that a mole is cancerous, they will send it off to a lab for a biopsy.
Benefits of Clinical Mole Removal:
The mole removal procedure methods are quick and simple, and also come with a variety of benefits.
- You can resume normal activities right away.
- Regain your self-confidence and beautiful appearance.
- Skin naturally heals post removal, mainly leaving a small scar.
- Allows you to be pro-active about your health.
- Safe and effective.
Risks of Mole Removal
Whenever you are removing something from the body, there are risks, which is why it is extremely crucial to find an experienced doctor with the appropriate set of skills. Not doing so could result in nerve damage, infection, recurrence and poor scarring which is also why it is highly recommended to never do mole removal by yourself, and to always seek out a professional. Some other risks include a possible scar which can treated with some cosmetic products and silicon gels. You may also want to include a scar remedy post mole removal to decrease the risk of a mark being left where the procedure was done.