21 Apr Removing Moles, What You Need to Know
While some may consider moles to be signs of beauty, not all of us have the perfectly placed beauty marks of a supermodel. If you have one or more moles that you’d like to have removed, you’ll find that we can offer you a solution that will address your specific type of mole.
Moles can appear anywhere on the body, but many of us tend to have moles in highly visible areas on our body. Moles could appear on your torso, your arms or even on your face. Facial moles can often lead to feeling self-conscious. At The DOC Clinic, we can provide you with mole removal solutions that are effective, safe and will minimise the visibility of scarring.
So, just what should your first step be?
Scheduling a consultation, and what to expect
Your consultation is your opportunity to discuss your concerns with the doctor. Whether it’s a mole on your face, neck or perhaps on your chest, you’ll find that we can provide you with a solution that will treat your specific concerns.
During your consultation you can expect an examination of your areas of concern. This will allow Dr. Omarjee to determine the type of treatment that is best suited to your moles. Once you have agreed upon a treatment solution, you will be ready to schedule the procedure when it is convenient for you.
Mole removal options
There is no one-size solution for removing moles. Your consultation and examination will determine the right treatment for you, based on factors unique to you. These could include the location of the mole and the size of the mole.
The options that could work best for your mole removal may include the following.
- Excision of the mole, skin tag or lesion. There are some moles or skin tags that can be readily removed by simply removing it with a thin razor-like instrument. Stitches will not be necessary. You may be left with a small scar that will fade with time. Surgical excision is also an option for moles that are deeper. These moles will be surgically removed. Stitches will close the incision.
- Laser removal of a mole. Using powerful laser technology, we can remove moles, skin tags and other unwanted lesions. This non-surgical method will not damage the skin that surrounds the mole. Patients may need just one treatment, or may need multiple treatments in order to see the desired results.
- Radiofrequency to remove moles. We use a device known as the Ellman Surgitron. This device makes use of radiofrequency to cauterise moles and warts during the process of excision. This option is effective at reducing the potential for scarring, which makes it a reliable choice for removing facial moles.
Some moles are more than just unwanted blemishes on your face or body. If you recognise that one of your moles has changed in size, colour or shape, you can request a biopsy that will be able to evaluate whether the mole happens to be malignant or benign.
Scarring from mole removal
Whether from a papercut or from a minor surgical procedure, any wound on your skin can result in a scar. Scars are a normal and healthy part of your body’s healing process. That said, when scars are abnormal, they can lead to large and red raised areas that simply don’t heal well. This is why it is so important that you work with an experienced skin care professional.
If you have a history of keloid scarring, be sure to mention it during your consultation. Keloid scars can become a concern of their own if left untreated.
Be sure to avoid time in the sun after getting a mole or skin lesion removed. Sun exposure can lead to the scars darkening instead of healing well.
Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Whether you’re interested in removing facial moles or a mole on your back, we can offer a solution to help you meet your aesthetic needs.