Mole Removal Treatments
MOLE REMOVAL Treatment Cincinnati, Ohio
Cosmetic mole removal entails properly eliminating undesirable moles from the skin while avoiding scarring. Moksha Dermatology performs the operation as an outpatient.
Benign moles are a common occurrence in the majority of people, and they are usually not deemed medically necessary to remove. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your mole or wish to have it removed for cosmetic reasons, moles can be safely and efficiently eliminated.
We can provide excellent benign mole removal using a personalized technique at Moksha Dermatology.
WHAT CAUSES MOLES?
Benign moles can arise for a variety of reasons, the most prevalent of which is a combination of heredity and environment. Moles are more prone to develop in those who have a family history of them, and age and sun exposure can also contribute to their formation.
While most moles are harmless, new or existing moles that change color or shape should be evaluated right once. At Moksha Dermatology, we’ll help you figure out if mole removal is right for you.
TYPES OF MOLES
Moles, also known as nevi (singular: nevus), come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with classification based on when they emerge clinically and under the microscope. Moksha Dermatology handles many various sorts of moles, whether for medical or aesthetic reasons, so you may get the care you need no matter what.
Below are some of the most prevalent types of moles.
Atypical or Dysplastic Nevus
When studied under a microscope, atypical moles, also known as dysplastic moles, are identified by their odd features. They can have irregular boundaries, variable pigmentation, be asymmetrical, or appear bumpy or elevated in an unusual way in a clinical setting. These moles are frequent and generally considered benign, but people who have them should be cautious because they can be a sign of an increased risk of melanoma.
A biopsy can be conducted to determine whether an irregularly looking mole is actually atypical or dysplastic if a person has more than 50 of these moles. Because some biopsy-proven atypical or dysplastic nevi are classified “precancerous,” they may need to be surgically removed completely.
Spitz nevus moles are a rare type of benign growth that can appear anywhere on the body. These moles are distinguished by their domed shape and reddish-brown coloring, and they have been known to grow rapidly before ceasing to grow for an extended period of time. While Spitz nevus moles are benign, many dermatologists believe that because of their distinctive look under the microscope, they should be surgically removed to avoid mistake with melanoma.
While some moles are present at birth, acquired moles are those that have developed after birth. This is a regular occurrence, so common that acquired moles are often known as “common moles,” and they are usually not a cause for concern. These moles have a round form, symmetry, smooth borders, homogeneous color, and a small overall size, all of which are considered benign.
These moles are frequently removed for cosmetic reasons, despite the fact that they are not medically problematic.
Congenital moles, sometimes known as “birthmarks,” are moles that appear within the first year of a baby’s life. Only 1-2 percent of the population has congenital moles. They can appear anywhere on the body, and while they are benign, they should be checked for signs of melanoma.
Congenital nevi are frequently thought to be ugly and are surgically removed for cosmetic reasons.
PROCEDURES FOR MOLE REMOVAL in Cincinnati, Ohio
Shave removal, surgical excision, and laser are the three basic treatments for cosmetic mole removal. The type of mole, the size of the mole, the color of the mole, the location of the mole, and the individual’s skin type will all influence the approach used to achieve the greatest cosmetic result.
Surgical Shave Removal
Shave removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves surgically sculpting the mole so that it blends in with the surrounding skin. Small, superficial moles (junctional nevus) or small, mushy protuberant moles can be removed with it (intradermal nevus). While this is a less invasive and quicker technique than typical surgical mole removal, if the mole has a deeper component (“roots”), it is more likely to return. The treatment takes about 5 minutes and is conducted under local anesthetic. Vaseline and a bandage are used as follow-up treatment for 7 to 14 days. Because this approach does not require sutures, you can resume your usual daily activities sooner than with typical surgical mole removal.
Traditional surgical excision of a mole is reserved for complex and intradermal nevi, which are larger and deeper moles. It’s a more time-consuming and technically challenging technique than shaving. A local anesthetic injection is used to numb the skin around the mole. To guarantee total excision, the mole is surgically removed all the way down to the subcutaneous layer. Sutures are used to close the excisional wound, which are removed in 1-2 weeks. Depending on the site of the surgery, the method of closure, also known as skin repair, can range from simple to sophisticated. It normally takes about 30 minutes to complete the operation. Vaseline and a bandage are used as follow-up treatment for 7 to 14 days. You can go home right after the treatment, but you should avoid exercise for at least two weeks to avoid reopening the wound.
While laser removal isn’t normally the first choice for most moles, it can be useful in some situations. Laser treatment can be used to eradicate superficially based moles that have been certified completely benign by an experienced dermatologist. Any moles that are irregular or may be malignant are not advised or contraindicated for laser therapy.