Moles are a common skin irregularity that many people want to remove for cosmetic reasons. Fortunately, removing cosmetic moles can be a fairly simple process, and at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, our licensed and experienced estheticians can skillfully remove a variety of moles and leave patients with clearer skin. To help you learn more about this procedure and if it may be an option for you, we have compiled some of the most common questions patients ask about laser mole removal. Mole removal is the removal of a growth on the body for cosmetic or medical reasons.
Moles can be removed from a variety of different areas of the body and with a variety of different techniques. As facial plastic surgeons, we specialize in removing moles on the face, neck and scalp. During laser mole removal, bursts of light radiation will be directed towards the mole, disintegrating the skin cells that compose it. The most important problems with mole removal tend to be the risks of recurrence (mainly with shaving or cauterization techniques) or with visible scars (especially with excision techniques).
Some moles penetrate deep into the skin and their complete removal may require a few stitches to close the wound. Although you've probably heard of several home remedies, it's best to leave mole removal in the hands of professionals. When a biopsy is performed, usually only part of the nevus, lesion, or mole is removed for diagnosis and the remaining amount is left behind. When patients seek removal of moles for aesthetic reasons, it is usually because they feel embarrassed by the prominence of the mole, especially if it is on the face.
Estheticians focus on the surface of the skin and can perform mole and cyst removals. In some cases, beauticians work under the supervision of a dermatologist. Mole removal can be performed by a variety of different medical specialties, including facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, family medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology, and others. We've talked about the mole removal process and when to seek medical attention for a suspicious mole.
If your doctor has questions about the mole, he or she can have the extracted sample sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laser will only be used on the mole (or moles) to be removed, so that no other skin is affected. The main elements of a good skincare routine (cleansing, moisturizing and using sunscreen) stay the same after a mole has been removed, but you may want to give a little more care to where the mole was. Full-thickness skin excision to remove a mole removes the skin containing the mole and a small margin of normal skin around the mole.It's important to remember that aestheticians are not qualified to diagnose or treat any medical conditions related to moles or other skin irregularities.
If you have any concerns about your moles or other skin irregularities, it's best to consult with your doctor or dermatologist before seeking any type of treatment from an esthetician.