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What is Mole Removal?
Moles are extremely common in both men and women, but a large, raised or hairy mole in a prominent position can be both distressing. The increase in skin cancer has also meant that moles can be a cause for health concerns as well as a source of distress.
There are three main methods for mole removal; these include a surgical removal of the mole, shave excision which deals with raised moles and the non-surgical option for smaller moles - laser mole removal.
Who's suitable for Mole Removal?
It's crucial that your moles are checked first before they are removed. Once you are good to go, a practitioner will determine which treatment option is best for you.
What's the Mole Removal treatment like?
For the surgical option, a plastic surgeon will remove the mole with a scalpel and the skin is then stitched together again, all performed under local anaesthetic.
Shaved excision involves surgically levelling away raised moles under local anaesthetic.
Laser mole removal uses the laser beams to target small moles. It can be combined with laser hair removal to clear any unwanted hair.
There may be some discomfort with the laser option but the other two treatments are performed with anaesthetic so are painless.
What happens after Mole Removal?
The area will usually be slightly sore and may be red for a week or so after treatment. It is recommended that a high factor sun protection is used on the treated area for six months after the procedure.
Will I have a scar after Mole Removal?
The procedure will usually leave a scar but most scars will fade significantly over time.
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