All about Mole Removal

Typical skin growths include moles. On your face and body, there are several. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people have 10 to 40 moles on their skin.

For the most part, moles are harmless and of little concern. You should only have a mole removed if it bothers you and it is not cancerous. Yet, you still have the choice to get the mole removed if you don’t like how it makes you look or if it’s irritating you because it’s rubbing against your clothing.

How is it done?

Usually, a dermatologist can remove moles during a routine visit. To finish the removal, a second appointment may be required.

There are two primary surgical techniques used to remove moles:

Freezing – A noncancerous mole is removed using a little amount of liquid nitrogen in this operation.

Burning – An electric current is used in this operation to burn off the top layers of a noncancerous mole. The excision of the mole can require more than one session.

Shaving – A surgical blade will remove the mole from the skin’s surface.

Excision – This process goes beyond simple shaving to completely remove the mole and repair the skin. If the mole is malignant, this kind of removal is frequently employed.

Your dermatologist can check the mole removed for skin cancer if necessary. Mole removal should not be done at home; thus, you need to visit a dermatologist.


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