Abnormal or unsightly moles can generally be excised in a brief and straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia by our Surgeon, they have vast experience in skin surgery treatment, particularly in the treatment of mole, cyst and lipoma. Their experience and expertise in skin surgery treatment makes them an ideal for the identification and treatment of both “normal” non-cancerous moles and “abnormal” pre-cancerous moles. Along with his knowledge of skin surgery treatment, our Surgeon’s aptitude for cosmetic surgery enables them to minimize the potential of an unsightly scar formation during the mole removal.
When Should I Remove a Mole?
Most moles are benign or non-cancerous, because there is always a possibility that a mole is cancerous, it is best to get medical advice if you notice a mole that suddenly changes in size, shape or colour, bleeds, itches, or becomes painful.
TYPES OF MOLES
- Flat Moles Flat moles are considered as any dark spot or irregularity in the skin.
- Raised Moles. Raised moles can be a variety of colours and may run deeper into the dermal layers than flat moles.
- Skin Tags Skin tags are small growths that generally have small and narrow stalks. Skin tags are usually skin-coloured, but may also be darker in colour, and are usually painless.
THE MOLE REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Mole removal surgery and recovery generally is simple. If the depth of the mole merits an excision, stitches are used for closure and are left in for approximately one week.
an excision, stitches are used for closure and are left in for approximately one week.
If the mole is superficial, it may be shaved, and no stitch will be required. In these
cases, the mole removal site will form a scab that will fall off within a week. Once the scab comes off, the underling area is usually a pink or reddish colour, which may take few weeks to blend in with the surrounding skin. Shaving a mole offers the advantage of not having sutures, but has the clear disadvantage that if the mole extends beneath the surface of the skin, as most do, it will predictably grow back, usually within weeks to months of being shaved off.
Regardless of the technique used for mole removal, the area should be kept clean and protected from the sun with a high SPF.
If you notice any changes to your moles or are worried about them, book an appointment to see one of our Surgeon for First Free Consultation .
Our latest techniques, moles can be effectively removed from the face and body to restore the comfort and appearance of your skin