Moles are a common occurrence on the skin, particularly for those with fair complexions. They can be genetic or the result of sun exposure, and are little more than deposits of skin pigmentations that form together on the top layer of the skin. The majority of these skin pigmentations will be harmless but they can be aesthetically unappealing depending on where they are located. Cosmetic radio frequency mole removal refers to the removal of skin growths and discolourations that are purely an aesthetic concern. For moles that look a little more suspect and might prove to be something more, a punch biopsy mole removal, shave biopsy or traditional excisional biopsy may be required.
Cosmetic radiofrequency mole removal is a relatively straightforward day procedure; all that’s required is a local anaesthetic used to ensure you remain comfortable. Typically, there is also minimal disruption from your daily activities after this procedure.
Dr Ed Omarjee has been removing moles using the RF mole shaving technique with the Surgitron tool by Ellman for more than ten years and has removed over ten thousand moles during this time. Based on his experience, patients feel comfortable knowing they are in safe hands with Dr Omarjee, who aims for the smoothest and even textured result each time.
Radiofrequency mole removal is commonly used to remove moles that protrude above the surface of the skin. This procedure utilises a device called the Ellman Radiosurgery electrode loop to gently shave the mole away (layer by layer) from the surface of the skin. Skin is cauterised at the same time as the device gently shaves the mole. Radiofrequency mole removal with this tool is the best option for evenness of skin texture, offering the doctor better control over the depth of removal and to reduce scarring.
A band-aid is placed over the treatment area to protect it during the healing process for one to two weeks*. Patients can shower the same day and return to work straight away. The area treated with radiosurgery for mole removal will remain red from one to three months on average, depending on the natural colouring of the skin (those with a fairer complexion will see more pinkish colouring and have minimal scarring). There will be a flat wound left over from the site of treatment during radio frequency mole removal that will scab over anywhere from a week* to two weeks* following. This scab will fall away from the skin after about a week*, and until it does, it’s important to remember not to pick at it.
You should use suncream daily to prevent any further sun damage from occurring. We also recommend a healing serum be applied to the wound after treatment. We don’t want the treated area to dry out, but to remain hydrated to keep any scarring from forming. You should keep the wound covered for a couple of weeks* for the duration of the healing process for the best cosmetic results.
Pigmentation in the mole may reoccur if there are hyperpigmented cells located beneath the surface of the skin. This pigmentation could possibly be seen six to eight weeks* after the procedure. If this pigmentation occurs after we have provided the radiofrequency mole removal treatment, we recommend coming in for a re-treatment of the area. It has nothing to do with the method of removal – it’s simply a matter of the skin’s pigment. If this reaction occurs after treatment, we can look into providing treatments to address this concern. We can often reshave the mole via radio frequency or use lasers like the Revlite to fade pigmentation
Costs can vary depending on numerous factors such as the treatment method used, how many moles require removal, their location, and their size. We will discuss all pricing and options with you during your first consultation. The cosmetic mole removal treatment starts from $280 for the removal of one mole with the Ellman RF shave method. There may be a Medicare Rebate available.
Radio frequency mole removal is a popular procedure for cosmetic purposes. If you’d like to schedule an initial consultation with Dr Ed Omarjee and his team of professionals, call (03) 9021 6022 or email us at email@example.com. You can also visit us at our Hoppers Crossing premises, situated close to Point Cook and Werribee.
*Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.
The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.
Some consultations and/or treatments may attract a Medicare rebate. The DOC Clinic can process Medicare claims at the time of your appointment in the clinic.
* Results will vary from person to person and with various degrees of efficacy.
* Prices listed are with valid Medicare card; Each Additional Mole Removed – from $80 (No Medicare Rebate for extra moles)