Moles prevail to be common. Practically every adult has a few. Grownups which have light skin layer frequently possess more moles. However, Some moles will certainly darken, and also others will lighten. These adjustments are expected and rarely a sign of skin cancer. Dr. Summer and our world class physicians are ready to help you out. If you want your mole eliminated, our doctors at Maryland Plastic Surgery can easily eliminate your mole by carrying out Surgical procedures using top quality equipment. Our world class medical professionals will remove the whole mole and sew the skin layer shut if necessary by means of Surgical excision or even uses a medical blade to remove the mole through a Surgical shave.
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– M. Debault
What are moles
Many refer to a mole as any dark spot or irregularity in the skin. Moles, or nevi, are frequently removed for a variety of reasons such as for aesthetic causes. Most moles are completely harmless, but any new moles that develop or any changes to existing moles might be a sign of a cancerous mole. When a cancerous mole is identified, it needs to be removed right away so that the cancer doesn’t spread beyond the skin and affect other parts of the body.
What to expect
A topical anesthetic will be applied on the mole and its surrounding area.
If you opt for laser treatment, you may feel a brushing sensation as the laser energy hits your skin. You may also smell a burning odor. The procedure lasts approximately 5-10 seconds for each mole, depending on the size.
For surgical procedures, you may feel some pressure as the doctor performs the operation. Your doctor may use a cautery device to close off blood vessels and stop the bleeding. For excision surgery, your doctor will do a few stitches to close the wound. Each mole removal takes about 30-40 minutes.
The doctor will apply antibiotic cream then bandage to keep the wounds covered.
There is no downtime for the laser or surgical procedure; you can go back to your daily routine immediately after the treatment. You will be instructed to apply antibiotic cream and new bandage every morning for one week. This will keep the wound dry and prevent it from rotting and getting infected.
After 1-2 weeks, the laser treated area will scab over and fell off. In its place, you may notice a dark mark. This scar will eventually fade over time. For surgery a very narrow, razor-thin scars may appear.
Frequently Asked Questions About Remove Moles:
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Q: Is Mole Removal Beneficial?
A: Removal sometimes means removing cancerous or potentially-cancerous moles. However, removal is also a path to increased self-confidence, as moles can make a person feel self-conscious depending on their location.
Q: How Can I Tell If a Mole is Cancerous?
A: Most moles feature a uniform color and symmetrical shape. They do not change appearance as time passes. Moles that have noticeably changed in appearance or feature any of the aforementioned issues are potentially cancerous and must be checked for removal as soon as possible.
Q: What Causes Moles?
A: Moles are the result of clustering melanocytes, or skin cells that produce melanin. Melanin is the color pigmentation that while usually distributed evenly throughout the body sometimes groups together to form moles.
Q:What Kinds of Moles Should Be Removed?
A: Everyone is different, and everyone’s moles look different, too. What looks suspicious on one person might not necessarily look questionable on another. Ultimately, your dermatologist is most concerned about moles that change. If you notice a change in a mole’s color, size, texture, or shape, you should schedule a skin check as soon as possible.
Q: What Is the Recovery Time for Mole Removal?
A: Smaller moles do not require sutures, mole removal and recovery time is minimal. For larger moles, your dermatology provider will probably recommend keeping the sutures in for one to two weeks dependent on the location. You will be given instructions as to the care of the surgical site specific to you and the location of the surgical site. If you are concerned about excessive scar tissue, your dermatology provider will recommend a topical ointment to help reduce scarring.