Mole removal

What is mole removal?

A mole removal is an aesthetic treatment provided by dermatologists to remove a mole from the skin of an individual. A mole may be affecting your self-confidence or you may even be worried about the type of mole you have and therefore you may want for it to be surgically removed. Mole removal will remove your mole using local anaesthetic and ensures minimal downtime ensuring you can stay on track with your everyday life.

Mole Removal

Different types of mole removal

Laser removal and excision

There are different types of mole removal including laser removal and excision. The method of mole removal solely depends on both the size and shape of the mole.

Laser mole removal

Laser mole removal can remove smaller, non-cancerous moles that do not protrude above the surface of the skim. This removal treatment uses intense bursts of light radiation to break down the mole cells in the skin.

Usually, laser mole removal will take two to three treatments to eradicate the mole.

Mole removal by excision

There are two types of removals by excision; the first method is shave excision. For this procedure, the dermatologist will be using a thin, razor-like tool – this tool will allow the dermatologist to carefully slice the mole away. At the end, a device with a small electrode may be used to perform electrosurgical feathering. – feathering will help minimise the appearance of the wound by blending it with the skin.

The next procedure is called surgical excision. This procedure will be deeper than the shave excision and much more like a traditional surgery. The dermatologist will be cutting out the entire mole and down to the subcutaneous fat layer, they will stich-up the incision closed afterwards. later, the mole will be examined for any cancer cells.

After the mole removal procedures

After the procedure, you should keep the skin in a layer of petrolatum (also known as Vaseline) and bandage the wound. You should clean the wound with water, once or twice every day and after applying a layer of petrolatum. These steps should be repeated until the wound is healed.

As studies say, wounds need to be bandaged up and not in open air. It is significantly quicker with bandages and antibiotic salves