Mole Remover

Moles, or nevi, are frequently removed for a variety of reasons. They can beremoved by two surgical methods: Excision (cutting), with or without stitches. Shaveremoval using a scalpel blade without stitches.

How painful is mole removal?

Moles that appear normal can also be removed for cosmetic reasons. In most cases, the mole is removed then examined under a microscope to confirm that it is normal. The removal of a mole is most often done by a biopsy. A physician will inject numbing medication, which can hurt a little, but only briefly.

Is it dangerous to remove a mole?

Yet there's no evidence that home treatments for mole removal work, and some of them could be dangerous. You can also create a permanent scar where the mole once was. Another risk of removing a mole yourself is that you can't tell if a mole is cancerous. A mole could be melanoma.

How is mole removal done?

For small moles that don't need stitches after removal, your doctor may do a shave excision, in which he numbs the skin and cuts the mole out of the skin with a small knife. The doctor may also choose a procedure called a punch biopsy, in which a tool similar to a cookie cutter is used to get rid of the mole.

How long does it take for mole removal to heal?

Two to three weeks

How do you know if you should get a mole removed?

Moles:
1. A change to a mole or a new mole is often the first sign of melanoma.
2. You can find melanoma early by checking your own skin.
3. If you see a mole or other spot that's growing, itching, bleeding, or changing in any way, immediately make an appointment to see a dermatologist.

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