Effective Treatment of Moles by Cosmetic Physician
- Effective to Remove Raised Moles
- Quick and Convenient, No Down Time
- Medicare Rebate Depending on Site of Mole & Other Factors
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.
What To Expect From Radiofrequency Mole Removal
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 has been removing moles using the RF mole shaving technique with the Surgitron tool by Ellman for more than 16 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 Ed, who aims for the smoothest and even textured result each time.
Radiofrequency Mole Shaving Technique
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 temporarily remain red in colour (unless there is deeper underlying pigment) for 3-4 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.
Are There Any Risks To Mole Shaving?
As with any medical procedure, there are risks and limitations associated with Radiofrequency mole shave treatment. These include residual pigmentation, recurrence in mole regrowth, infection, keloid or hypertrophic scarring, inadequate removal, depression at the treated site or a pale colour at the site. These risks are usually uncommon and can be addressed by Dr Ed. Dr Ed discusses the treatment in detail at the initial consultation so that the Patient can make an informed decision regarding proceeding with treatment or not. Residual pigmentation (“colour”) post Radiofrequency removal can be lightened with Laser treatment. This is a separate treatment performed at the 3-month mark with a separate cost. If you were to develop keloid or hypertrophic scarring post Radiofrequency removal this can be treated with a simple inject-based treatment. The cost for the Injectable Scar Treatment is an additional fee.
What Is The Cost Of Radio Frequency Mole Removal?
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. Cosmetic mole removal via Radiofrequency shave method starts from $395 for the first mole and from $150 each additional mole removed on the same day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 billing 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, American Express, Visa and MasterCard.