A mole is defined is a small discolored spot on the skin, often called a nevus. Moles first appear to be dark freckles, but they gradually grow darker with time and sometimes begin to protrude. Some people have large or unsightly moles in highly visible areas of the body, such as the face, and those people may want to have their moles removed.
Moles or Birth Mark , known as Melanocytic Nevi in medical terms is basically clusters of Pigmentded Cells (Melanocytes ) which can appear as Black Color or any Dark Spots On Skin . In hindi the mole is known as TIL and its commonly seen in Indian population . The size and color varies a lot and these commonly appear late in childhood and most commonly seen in 20 -40 years of ages The most common location of mole is face, also can nose, neck, legs, and abdomen or any body parts. Mostly these moles are harmless and the most common reason for mole removal is cosmetic appearance.
How does a Cosmetic Surgeon or Skin Specialist Doctor remove a Mole?
When you found any mole on your body which bothers you, first you consult and get it examined by a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist who can effectively suggest the various treatment options. The moles can be definitely removed by mole removal doctors like a dermatologist or plastic and cosmetic surgeon.
The technique, time and recovery of mole removal depend on the type of mole, depth, number and location of the mole.
Treatment Options for Mole Removal
1 Radiofrequency (Electrocautery) Mole Removal Treatment
It is very safe and effective treatment for mole. First a cream is applied on the mole which helps in numbing the mole and the surrounding area (topical anesthetic cream or gel). After waiting for its full effect the Radiofrequency (electrocautery) is done to remove the mole till its full depth. There is small wound and depression occurs on the treated area which after complete healing merges with the surrounding skin. There are no long term side effects or risk associated with the procedure. For complete healing it takes around 5 to 7 days during which a cream is prescribed to fasten the healing process.
The procedure is performed using an instrument which emits high frequency radio waves that break down the skin. Layer by layer, the mole is taken away from the skin.
2 Laser Mole Removals
Another option is to remove the mole by co2 laser technique. Laser mole removal treatment has no downtime or side effect, and it’s done without any cut or stitches. The recovery is immediate and mole removal scar is very minimal.
3 Surgical Mole Removals
If the size of mole is very big and deep rooted, then mole removal cosmetic surgery is a better option. The mole removal surgery is done under local anaesthesia, as a day care procedure. It leaves a very small and fine scar which is rarely visible after complete healing.
Mole Removal Procedure
A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the mole and the surrounding skin.
Most moles can be surgically removed, although the procedure differs depending on the type of mole. Deeply-rooted moles have to be cut into more deeply during surgery
Benefits Of Mole Removal
Most of the benefits of mole removal are psychological. People who have long lived with unsightly or dangerous moles are naturally very excited to have the surgery. If you have a mole removed, you will probably have an improved self-image. You may feel a little more confident going out in public and engaging in social situations. You also might get some extra attention for a while as your friends and loved ones notice and comment on your appearance. The most important thing is that you feel better about yourself and a little less self-conscious than you did before. That’s a great benefit.
Some moles rub against clothing and itch. If they are on the face may make shaving difficult.
Mole Removal Risks
Mole Removal is a safe, effective and fast procedure.
There is often some post-op pain or discomfort, temporary bruising and swelling. Recovery is immediate and scar of the sutures will fade and improve in appearance with time.
You can resume your routine activities immediately after the procedure.
Side Effects of Mole Removal
Mole Removal is a safe, effective and definite procedure.
There can be some discomfort, temporary bruising and swelling which recover spontaneously gradually. There is no risk or complication associated with the procedure. You can resume your routine activities immediately after the procedure.